Author Archives: Seattle ALC



Seattle ALC

in Lent

Silence before Him

But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.Habakkuk 2:20   This verse is underlined in a Bible I have that was my maternal grandmother’s. There is also...

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February 15, 2021
in Uncategorized

A Fruitful Vine

Psalm 128:3 KJV“Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house:” Psalms 128 is a short but powerful Psalm describing the blessings that one has when we walk in the...

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February 08, 2021
in New Year

The New Year

The New Year   As we welcome each new year, we tend to linger between two thoughts.  On the one hand, we look back in retrospect on the year that is passing.  On the other,...

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January 28, 2021
in New Year

God’s Providence

Genesis 1:14 (KJV)“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and...

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January 12, 2021
in Epiphany

The Faith of the Wise Men

The Faith of the Wise Men   When the wise men came to Jerusalem seeking Christ, they found a much different air in the city than they had expected.  All was quiet.  No festivities marked...

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January 06, 2021
in New Year

The Old Year and the New

January 1995 THE OLD YEAR AND THE NEW   As we cross the threshold which leads to a new year, we reflect upon the year which has just ended, and we greet the new year...

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December 31, 2020
All Hail Our Redeemer
in Christmas

All Hail Our Redeemer

Now Hail We Our Redeemer   The shepherds were expecting to spend another ordinary night watching their sheep in the fields surrounding Bethlehem.  God’s plan called of an extraordinary happening to break the silence of...

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December 25, 2020
in Christmas

Christmas Peace

Christmas Peace December 1983   In this season which the church calls Advent, the time of anticipation and preparation for Christmas, many christian observances, national customs and family traditions are re-enacted.  Because they are time-honored, they...

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December 23, 2020
in Advent

Quiet waiting

“It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.”Lamentations 3:26 The commercial construction industry that I work in is a place of noise. The construction techniques...

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December 17, 2020
in Musings

Healing from the Lord

The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.” -Psalm 41:3 A person begins to feel their own mortality when they experience a bout of...

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December 02, 2020