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We Wonder

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The podcast where we wonder together about the story of God.


Wednesday Lectio: 1 Peter 1:13-16
Aug 5 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from 1 Peter chapter 1, verses 13 through 16. I wonder what the Holy Spirit might want to show me about self-control? Do any words or phrases capture my attention, or my heart? 13 So be watchful, and control yourselves completely. In…
Tuesday Lectio: Romans 8:4-6
Aug 4 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s letter to the Romans, chapter 8, verses 4 through 6. I wonder what the Holy Spirit might want to show me about self-control? Do any words or phrases capture my attention, or my heart? 4 Jesus does for us everything the holy…
Monday Lectio: Romans 7:21-25
Aug 3 • 8 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s letter to the Romans, chapter 7, verses 21 through 25. I wonder what the Holy Spirit might want to show me about self-control? 21 Here is the law I find working in me. When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22…
Friday Lectio: 2 Timothy 2:24-25
Jul 31 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s second letter to Timothy, chapter 2, verses 24 and 25. As we listen, I wonder if God’s Spirit wants to teach me about gentleness today? 24 Anyone who serves the Lord must not be hard to get along with. Instead, they must be…
Thursday Lectio: Galatians 6:1-2
Jul 30 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s letter to the Galatians, chapter 6, verses 1 and 2. As we listen, I wonder if God’s Spirit wants to teach me about gentleness today? 1 Brothers and sisters, what if someone is caught in a sin? Then you who live by the Spirit…
Wednesday Lectio: Proverbs 15:1-5
Jul 29 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from the book of Proverbs, chapter 15, verses 1 through 5. As we listen, I wonder if God’s Spirit wants to teach me about gentleness today? 1 A gentle answer turns anger away. But mean words stir up anger. 2 The tongues of wise people…
Tuesday Lectio: James 1:19-21
Jul 28 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from the book of James, chapter 1, verses 19 through 21. As we listen, I wonder if God’s Spirit wants to teach me about gentleness today? 19 My dear brothers and sisters, pay attention to what I say. Everyone should be quick to listen.…
Monday Lectio: Luke 6:35-38
Jul 27 • 8 min
Today’s reading is from the gospel of Luke, chapter 6, verses 35 through 38. As we listen, I wonder if God’s Spirit wants to teach me about gentleness today? Jesus said, 35 But love your enemies. Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to get…
Friday Lectio: Hebrews 12:1-3
Jul 24 • 8 min
Today’s reading is from the book of Hebrews, chapter 12, verses 1 through 3. As we hear it together, I wonder what God’s Spirit wants me to hear about faithfulness? 1 A huge cloud of witnesses is all around us. So let us throw off everything that stands…
Thursday Lectio: James 1:2-5
Jul 23 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from the book of James, chapter 1, verses 2 through 5. As we hear it together, I wonder what God’s Spirit wants me to hear about faithfulness? 2 My siblings, you will face all kinds of trouble. When you do, think of it as pure joy. 3…
Wednesday Lectio: 1 Peter 1:5-8
Jul 22 • 9 min
Today’s reading is from the book of 1 Peter, chapter 1, verses 5 through 8. As we hear it together, I wonder what God’s Spirit wants me to hear about faithfulness? 5 Through faith you are kept safe by God’s power. Your salvation is going to be completed.…
Tuesday Lectio: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Jul 21 • 9 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, chapter 4, verses 16 through 18. As we hear it together, I wonder what God’s Spirit wants me to hear about faithfulness? 14 We know that God raised the Lord Jesus from the dead. And he will…
Monday Lectio: Lamentations 3:19-24
Jul 20 • 8 min
Today’s reading is from the book of Lamentations, chapter 3, verses 19 through 24. As we hear it together, I wonder what God’s Spirit wants me to hear about faithfulness? 19 I remember how I suffered and wandered. I remember how bitter my life was. 20 I…
Friday Lectio: James 2:14-18
Jul 17 • 9 min
Today’s reading is from the book of James, chapter 2, verses 14 through 18. As we hear it together, can I listen for what the Holy Spirit might have to say to me about goodness? Are there any words or phrases that I want to spend some time with today? 14…
Thursday Lectio: 1 Peter 2:21-24
Jul 16 • 8 min
Today’s reading is from 1 Peter chapter 2, verses 21 through 24. As we hear it together, can I listen for what the Holy Spirit might have to say to me about goodness? Are there any words or phrases that I want to spend some time with today? 21 You were…
Wednesday Lectio: Philippians 4:8-9
Jul 15 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s letter to the Philippians, chapter 4, verses 8 and 9. As we hear it together, can I listen for what the Holy Spirit might have to say to me about goodness? Are there any words or phrases that I want to spend some time with…
Tuesday Lectio: James 1:16-18
Jul 14 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from the book of James, chapter 1, verses 16 through 18. As we hear it together, can I listen for what the Holy Spirit might have to say to me about goodness? Are there any words or phrases that I want to spend some time with today? 16…
Monday Lectio: Psalm 34:8-14
Jul 13 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from Psalm 34, verses 8 through 14. As we hear it together, can I listen for what the Holy Spirit might have to say to me about goodness? Are there any words or phrases that I want to spend some time with today? 8 Taste and see that the…
Friday Lectio: Ephesians 4:29-32
Jul 10 • 8 min
Thursday Lectio: Colossians 3:12-14
Jul 9 • 8 min
Today’s reading is from the letter to the Colossians, chapter 3, verses 12 through 14. As we listen, can I pay attention to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that catch my ear or my heart today? 12 You are God’s…
Wednesday Lectio: Matthew 5:38-42
Jul 8 • 8 min
Today’s reading is from the gospel of Matthew, chapter 5, verses 38 through 42. As we listen, can I pay attention to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that catch my ear or my heart today? Jesus said, 38 “You have…
Tuesday Lectio: Titus 3:3-6
Jul 7 • 8 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s letter to Titus, chapter 3 verses 3 through 6. As we listen, can I pay attention to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that catch my ear or my heart today? 3 At one time we too acted…
Monday Lectio: Psalm 103:8-14
Jul 6 • 8 min
Today’s reading is from Psalm 103, verses 8 through 14. As we listen, can I pay attention to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that catch my ear or my heart today? 8 The LORD is tender and kind. He is gracious. He…
Friday Lectio: Romans 12:17-21
Jul 3 • 8 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s letter to the Romans, chapter 12, verses 17 through 21 . As we listen, can I pay attention to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that catch my ear or my heart today? 17 Don’t pay back…
Thursday Lectio: Psalm 37:1-9
Jul 2 • 9 min
Today’s reading is from Psalm 37, verses 1 through 9 . As we listen, can I pay attention to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that catch my ear or my heart today? 1 Don’t be upset because of sinful people. Don’t be…
Wednesday Lectio: Galatians 6:7-10
Jul 1 • 8 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s letter to the churches in Galatia, chapter 6, verses 7 through 10 . As we listen, can I pay attention to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that catch my ear or my heart today? 7 Don’t…
Tuesday Lectio: 2 Timothy 2:8-13
Jun 30 • 9 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s second letter to Timothy, chapter 2, verses 8 through 13. As we listen, can I pay attention to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that catch my ear or my heart today? 8 Remember Jesus…
Monday Lectio: Psalm 130:5-8
Jun 29 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from Psalm 130, verses 5 through 8. As we listen, can I pay attention to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that catch my ear or my heart today? 5 With all my heart, I wait for the LORD to help…
Friday Lectio: James 3:16-18
Jun 26 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from the book of James, chapter 3, verses 16 through 18. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? 16 Are you jealous? Are you…
Thursday Lectio: 2 Timothy 2:22-24
Jun 25 • 8 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s second letter to Timothy, chapter 2, verses 22 through 24. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? 22 Run away…
Wednesday Lectio: Ephesians 4:2-6
Jun 24 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus, chapter 4, verses 2 through 6. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? 2 Don’t be…
Tuesday Lectio: Philippians 4:4-7
Jun 23 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi, chapter 4, verses 4 through 7. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? 4 Always…
Monday Lectio: John 14:25-27
Jun 22 • 8 min
Today’s reading is from the gospel of John, chapter 14, verses 25-27. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? Jesus said, 25 “I have spoken all…
Friday Lectio: John 16:20-22
Jun 19 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from the gospel of John, chapter 16, verses 20 through 22. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? Jesus said, 20 What I’m…
Thursday Lectio: Isaiah 35:8-10
Jun 18 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from the prophet Isaiah, chapter 35, verses 8 through 10. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? 8 A wide road will go…
Wednesday Lectio: Psalm 98
Jun 17 • 8 min
Today’s reading is Psalm 98. A psalm is a prayer that is also a song. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? Sing a new song to the LORD. He has…
Tuesday Lectio: Isaiah 12:3-6
Jun 16 • 6 min
Today’s reading is from the prophet Isaiah chapter 12, verses 3 through 6. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? 3 People of Israel, he will…
Monday Lectio: Galatians 5:22-25
Jun 15 • 6 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s letter to the Galatians, chapter 5, verses 22 through 25. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? 22 But the fruit…
Friday Lectio: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Jun 12 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, chapter 13 verses four through 7. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? 4 Love…
Thursday Lectio: John 4:7-12
Jun 11 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from the first letter of John, chapter 4 verses 7 through 12. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? 7 Dear friends, let us…
Wednesday Lectio: Matthew 5:43-48
Jun 10 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from the gospel of Matthew, chapter 5, verses 43 through 48. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? Jesus said, 43 “You have…
Tuesday Lectio: Matthew 22:34-40
Jun 9 • 7 min
Today’s reading is from the gospel of Matthew, chapter 22, verses 34 through 40. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? 34 The Pharisees heard…
Monday Lectio: Galations 5:22-25
Jun 8 • 6 min
Today’s reading is from Paul’s letter to the Galatians, chapter 5, verses 22 through 25. As we listen, can I open my heart to what the Holy Spirit might want me to hear? Are there any words or phrases that specially stand out to me today? 22 But the fruit…
We Wonder: Ordinary Time Begins Monday!
Jun 5 • 4 min
This season, during Ordinary Time, we are going to spend time reading and praying about the Holy Spirit has promised to grow in us, when we abide in Jesus. When we are connected to Jesus, like the branches to a vine, then his character will begin to…
May 31: Pentecost
May 31 • 13 min
Today’s reading is from Acts 2:1-17, and 32-33. 1 When the day of Pentecost came, all the believers gathered in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound came from heaven. It was like a strong wind blowing. It filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They…
Friday Lectio: John 14:25-27
May 29 • 6 min
We Wonder is written and hosted by Sarah Dahl, and produced by Richard Clark and Nick Thompson. You can connect with us at sarah@wewonderpod.com, or on Instagram and Twitter @wewonderpod. Like what you hear? Want to support future seasons and get some…
Thursday Lectio: Revelation 21:1-5
May 28 • 8 min
We Wonder is written and hosted by Sarah Dahl, and produced by Richard Clark and Nick Thompson. You can connect with us at sarah@wewonderpod.com, or on Instagram and Twitter @wewonderpod. Like what you hear? Want to support future seasons and get some…
Wednesday Lectio: Romans 8:35-39
May 27 • 8 min
We Wonder is written and hosted by Sarah Dahl, and produced by Richard Clark and Nick Thompson. You can connect with us at sarah@wewonderpod.com, or on Instagram and Twitter @wewonderpod. Like what you hear? Want to support future seasons and get some…
Tuesday Lectio
May 26 • 7 min
Monday Lectio: Romans 8:9-11
May 25 • 7 min
We Wonder is written and hosted by Sarah Dahl, and produced by Richard Clark and Nick Thompson. You can connect with us at sarah@wewonderpod.com, or on Instagram and Twitter @wewonderpod. Like what you hear? Want to support future seasons and get some…
A Brief Update from We Wonder
May 23 • 0 min
We Wonder is taking Memorial Day weekend off and will return on Monday!
Friday Lectio: Colossians 2:13-15
May 22 • 6 min
13 At one time you were dead in your sins. Your desires controlled by sin were not circumcised. But God gave you new life together with Christ. He forgave us all our sins. 14 He wiped out what the law said that we owed. The law stood against us. It judged…
Thursday Lectio: Colossians 2:9-12
May 21 • 7 min
9 God’s whole nature is living in Christ in human form. 10 Because you belong to Christ, you have been made complete. He is the ruler over every power and authority. 11 When you received Christ, your circumcision was not done by human hands. Instead, your…
Wednesday Lectio: Colossians 1:21-23
May 20 • 7 min
21 At one time you were separated from God. You were enemies in your minds because of your evil ways. 22 But because Christ died, God has brought you back to himself. Christ’s death has made you holy in God’s sight. So now you don’t have any flaw. You are…
Tuesday Lectio: Colossions 1:18-20
May 19 • 6 min
18 The Son is the head of the body, which is the church. He is the beginning. He is the first to be raised from the dead. That happened so that he would be far above everything. 19 God was pleased to have his whole nature living in Christ. 20 God was…
Monday Lectio: Colossians 1:15-17
May 18 • 6 min
15 The Son is the exact likeness of God, who can’t be seen. The Son is first, and he is over all creation. 16 All things were created in him. He created everything in heaven and on earth. He created everything that can be seen and everything that can’t be…
May 17: The Spirit of Truth
May 17 • 13 min
Scripture passage: John 14:1-7, 15-19 Jesus said to his friends, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” How is my heart, right now? Can I offer it to Jesus, who speaks peace and love to troubled hearts? I wonder, do I ever feel like I don’t know the way?…
Friday Lectio: Romans 6:1-13
May 15 • 6 min
11 In the same way, consider yourselves to be dead as far as sin is concerned. Now you believe in Christ Jesus. So consider yourselves to be alive as far as God is concerned. 12 Don’t let sin rule your body, which is going to die. Don’t obey evil desires.…
Thursday Lectio: Romans 6:5, 8-10
May 14 • 6 min
5 By being baptized, we have been joined with him in a death like his. So we will certainly also be joined with him in a resurrection like his…8 We died with Christ. So we believe that we will also live with him. 9 We know that Christ was raised from the…
Wednesday Lectio: Romans 6:1-4
May 13 • 6 min
1 What should we say then? Should we keep on sinning so that God’s grace can increase? 2 Not at all! As far as sin is concerned, we are dead. So how can we keep on sinning? 3 All of us were baptized into Christ Jesus. Don’t you know that we were baptized…
Tuesday Lectio: Romans 5:6-8
May 12 • 5 min
6 At just the right time Christ died for ungodly people. He died for us when we had no power of our own. 7 It is unusual for anyone to die for a godly person. Maybe someone would be willing to die for a good person. 8 But here is how God has shown his…
Monday Lectio: Romans 5:1-5
May 11 • 7 min
1 We have been made right with God because of our faith. Now we have peace with him because of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through faith in Jesus we have received God’s grace. In that grace we stand. We are full of joy because we expect to share in God’s…
May 10: Jesus, The Servant
May 10 • 14 min
Scripture passage: Philippians 2:1-11 I wonder: does belonging to Christ help me in any way? Does his Jesus’ love comfort me at all? Has Jesus ever been gentle with me? I wonder, can I sit for a minute with the good news that Jesus, who is equal with God,…
Friday Lectio: Ephesians 2:19-22
May 8 • 6 min
19 So you are no longer outsiders and strangers. You are citizens together with God’s people. You are also members of God’s family. 20 You are a building that is built on the apostles and prophets. They are the foundation. Christ Jesus himself is the most…
Thursday Lectio: Ephesians 2:14-18
May 7 • 8 min
14 Christ himself is our peace. He has made Jews and Gentiles into one group of people. He has destroyed the hatred that was like a wall between us. 15 Through his body on the cross, Christ set aside the law with all its commands and rules. He planned to…
Wednesday Lectio: Ephesians 2:12-13
May 6 • 6 min
12 Before you believed in Christ, you were separated from him. You were not considered to be citizens of Israel. You were not included in what the covenants promised. You were without hope and without God in the world. 13 At one time you were far away…
Tuesday Lectio: Ephesians 2:6-10
May 5 • 7 min
6 God raised us up with Christ. He has seated us with him in his heavenly kingdom. That’s because we belong to Christ Jesus. 7 He has done it to show the riches of his grace for all time to come. His grace can’t be compared with anything else. He has…
Monday Lectio: Ephesians 2:3-5
May 4 • 6 min
3 At one time…Our desires were controlled by sin. We tried to satisfy what they wanted us to do. We followed our desires and thoughts. God was angry with us, like he was with everyone else. That’s because of the kind of people we all were. 4 But God loves…
May 3: The Road to Emmaus
May 3 • 15 min
Scripture passage: Luke 24:13-35 I wonder why Cleopas and the other follower didn’t recognize Jesus when he met them on the road? I wonder what it was like to walk along, under the sky, and have Jesus explain all about the Scriptures to them? I wonder…
Friday Lectio: Ephesians 1:19-23
May 1 • 8 min
19 And you will know God’s great power. It can’t be compared with anything else. His power works for us who believe. It is the same mighty strength 20 God showed. He showed this when he raised Christ from the dead. God seated him at his right hand in his…
Thursday Lectio: Ephesians 1:15-18
Apr 30 • 7 min
15 I have heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus. I have also heard about your love for all God’s people. That is why 16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I always remember you in my prayers. 17 I pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is…
Wednesday Lectio: Ephesians 1:11-14
Apr 29 • 8 min
11 We were also chosen to belong to him. God decided to choose us long ago in keeping with his plan. He works out everything to fit his plan and purpose. 12 We were the first to put our hope in Christ. We were chosen to bring praise to his glory. 13 You…
Tuesday Lectio: Ephesians 1:7-10
Apr 28 • 7 min
7 We have been set free because of what Christ has done. Because he bled and died our sins have been forgiven. We have been set free because God’s grace is so rich. 8 He poured his grace on us. By giving us great wisdom and understanding, 9 he showed us…
Monday Lectio: Ephesians 1:3-6
Apr 27 • 8 min
3 Give praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. Those blessings come from the heavenly world. They belong to us, because we belong to Christ. 4 God chose us to belong to Christ before the…
April 26: “Peter, Do You Love Me?”
Apr 26 • 16 min
Scripture: John 21:1-17 I wonder why Peter and the other disciples had gone back to their lives as fishermen, after everything that had happened? I wonder why Peter jumped right into the water to swim to Jesus, as soon as he recognized him? I wonder what…
Friday Lectio: 1 Corinthians 15:54b-57
Apr 24 • 6 min
Jesus, you taught us that your kingdom is a farmer who scatters seeds. Let your words take root in us, and help them grow so that we can bear your living fruit in the world In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. We Wonder is…
Thursday Lectio: 1 Corinthians 15:50-54
Apr 23 • 8 min
Jesus, you taught us that your kingdom is a farmer who scatters seeds. Let your words take root in us, and help them grow so that we can bear your living fruit in the world In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. We Wonder is…
Wednesday Lectio: 1 Corinthians 15:45-49
Apr 22 • 7 min
Jesus, you taught us that your kingdom is a farmer who scatters seeds. Let your words take root in us, and help them grow so that we can bear your living fruit in the world In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. We Wonder is…
Tuesday Lectio: 1 Corinthians 15:42-44
Apr 21 • 7 min
Jesus, you taught us that your kingdom is a farmer who scatters seeds. Let your words take root in us, and help them grow so that we can bear your living fruit in the world In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. We Wonder is…
Monday Lectio: 1 Corinthians 15:35-38
Apr 20 • 7 min
Jesus, you taught us that your kingdom is a farmer who scatters seeds. Let your words take root in us, and help them grow so that we can bear your living fruit in the world In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. We Wonder is…
April 19: Jesus Appears to His Friends
Apr 19 • 15 min
Scripture: John 20:19-31 Wondering Questions: At the beginning of this story, even though Peter and John had seen the empty tomb, the disciples were still afraid. They had locked themselves inside, and were hiding. I wonder why they were still confused,…
Friday Lectio: 1 Corinthians 15:27-28
Apr 17 • 8 min
Loving God, your word is like a lamp that shows me the way. It is like a lamp that guides me. Brighten our steps with the light of your resurrected life, and help us walk in your ways with joy. In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.…
Thursday Lectio: 1 Corinthians 15:23-26
Apr 16 • 7 min
Loving God, your word is like a lamp that shows me the way. It is like a lamp that guides me. Brighten our steps with the light of your resurrected life, and help us walk in your ways with joy. In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.…
Wednesday Lectio: 1 Corinthians 15:20-22
Apr 15 • 7 min
Scripture passage: 1 Corinthians 15:20-22 Loving God, your word is like a lamp that shows me the way. It is like a lamp that guides me. Brighten our steps with the light of your resurrected life, and help us walk in your ways with joy. In the name of the…
Tuesday Lectio: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Apr 14 • 8 min
Scripture passage: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Loving God, your word is like a lamp that shows me the way. It is like a lamp that guides me. Brighten our steps with the light of your resurrected life, and help us walk in your ways with joy. In the name of the…
Monday Lectio: 1 Corinthans 5:14
Apr 13 • 7 min
Scripture passage: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Loving God, your word is like a lamp that shows me the way. It is like a lamp that guides me. Brighten our steps with the light of your resurrected life, and help us walk in your ways with joy. In the name of the…
We Wonder: Easter Begins Tomorrow!
Apr 12 • 3 min
Each Sunday in Easter, we will hear a story from the New Testament and wonder together about Jesus, who has passed through death and been raised in glory on the other side. As our churches continue to practice social distancing, I hope this will give both…
April 11: Easter Vigil
Apr 11 • 23 min
Today is Holy Saturday, and sometimes it can feel like the longest day in the world. When we woke this morning, Jesus was sealed in the tomb. The disciples were scattered. Sometimes today feels like the day when the light of the world has gone out. But…
April 11: Holy Saturday
Apr 11 • 15 min
Today is Holy Saturday, and sometimes it can feel like the longest day in the world. When we woke this morning, Jesus was sealed in the tomb. The disciples were scattered. Sometimes today feels like the day when the light of the world has gone out. But…
April 10: Good Friday
Apr 10 • 16 min
Today is Good Friday. Today is a sad and serious day: it is the day when Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world. It is a day for remembering, with sadness, how very badly things have gone in the world. But it is also a day for a deep and quiet…
April 9: Maundy Thursday
Apr 9 • 17 min
Today is Maundy Thursday. Today gets its name from the Latin word mandatum, which means “command.” Maundy Thursday is the day when Jesus ate his last supper with his disciples, and he gave them the command to love one another. Maundy Thursday is also the…
April 8: Spy Wednesday
Apr 8 • 13 min
Wednesday in Holy Week is also known as Spy Wednesday: it is the day when we remember that a disciple named Judas Iscariot agreed to spy on Jesus, and hand him over to be arrested. Each day this week, we are continuing to listen to stories and wonder…
April 7: Holy Week Tuesday
Apr 7 • 12 min
Today is Tuesday, the third day of Holy Week. Each day this week, we are spending time listening to stories and wondering together about Jesus’ very last days before his death. We will watch what he did, and listen to what he said as we walk with him…
April 6: Holy Week Monday
Apr 6 • 14 min
Today is Monday in Holy Week. Each day this week, we will spend some time hearing and wondering about Jesus’ very last days before his death. We will watch what he did, and listen to what he said as we walk with him toward the cross. Good Friday is…
April 5: Palm Sunday
Apr 5 • 14 min
Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. All around the world, people will slow down and remember the things that happened during this week two thousand years ago in Jerusalem. Scripture passage: Mark 11:1-11 I wonder what Jesus’ disciples were…
April 3: Friday Examen
Apr 3 • 14 min
This is the fifth of our weekly guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
April 2: Thursday Examen
Apr 2 • 14 min
This is the fifth of our weekly guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
April 1: Wednesday Examen
Apr 1 • 14 min
This is the fifth of our weekly guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
April 1: The Good Shepherd
Apr 1 • 14 min
Did you know there’s a craft for today’s story? Join us as a patron at patreon.com/wewonder to download and print out crafts for every Wednesday episode. Welcome back to We Wonder: Lent. This is the fifth week of Lent: the last week before Holy Week. This…
March 31: Tuesday Examen
Mar 31 • 14 min
This is the fifth of our weekly guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 30: Monday Examen
Mar 30 • 14 min
This is the fifth of our weekly guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 27: Friday Examen
Mar 27 • 12 min
This is the fourth of our weekly guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 26: Thursday Examen
Mar 26 • 12 min
This is the fourth of our weekly guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 25: Wednesday Examen
Mar 25 • 12 min
This is the fourth of our weekly guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 25: Born of the Spirit
Mar 25 • 13 min
Did you know there’s a craft for today’s story? Join us as a patron at patreon.com/wewonder to download and print out crafts for every Wednesday episode Welcome to We Wonder: Lent. This is the fourth week of Lent: just as Israel wandered in the desert for…
March 24: Tuesday Examen
Mar 24 • 12 min
This is the fourth of our weekly guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 23: Monday Examen
Mar 23 • 12 min
This is the fourth of our weekly guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 20: Friday Examen
Mar 20 • 12 min
This is the third week of our guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life.
March 19: Thursday Examen
Mar 19 • 12 min
This is the third week of our guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life.
March 18: Wednesday Examen
Mar 18 • 12 min
This is the third week of our guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life.
March 18: The Parable of the Vine
Mar 18 • 14 min
This is the third week of Lent: just as Israel wandered in the desert for forty years, and Jesus fasted in the wilderness for forty days, we are still spending this season walking with Jesus toward the cross. Today’s reading is from the gospel of John,…
March 17: Tuesday Examen
Mar 17 • 12 min
This is the third week of our guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life.
A Special Episode for Troubled Times
Mar 17 • 12 min
Wherever you are listening to this today, some things in your life might be pretty different than they were a week ago. And for some of us, all these changes might feel a little scary. We might not really understand why things are different right now.…
March 16: Monday Examen
Mar 16 • 12 min
This is the third week of our guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life.
March 13: Friday Examen
Mar 13 • 9 min
This is the second week of our guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 12: Thursday Examen
Mar 12 • 9 min
This is the second week of our guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 11: Wednesday Examen
Mar 11 • 9 min
This is the second week of our guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 11: The Parable of the Lost Sheep
Mar 11 • 14 min
Did you know there’s a craft for today’s story? Join us as a patron at patreon.com/wewonder to download and print out crafts for every Wednesday episode Welcome to We Wonder: Lent. This is the second week of Lent: just as Israel wandered in the desert for…
March 10: Tuesday Examen
Mar 10 • 9 min
This is the second week of our guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 9: Monday Examen
Mar 9 • 9 min
This is the second week of our guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 6: Friday Examen
Mar 6 • 7 min
This is the first of our daily guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 5: Thursday Examen
Mar 5 • 7 min
March 4: Wednesday Examen
Mar 4 • 7 min
This is the first of our daily guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 4: The Parable of the Sower and the Seeds
Mar 4 • 13 min
Did you know there’s a craft for today’s story? Join us as a patron at patreon.com/wewonder to download and print out crafts for every Wednesday episode Welcome to We Wonder: Lent. This is the first week of Lent: just as Israel wandered in the desert for…
March 3: Tuesday Examen
Mar 3 • 7 min
This is the first of our daily guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
March 2: Monday Examen
Mar 2 • 8 min
This is the first of our daily guided Examen prayer episodes! The Examen is a way of focusing our attention on how we have moved through the day, looking to see where God has been at work and with us in all of the mundane moments of daily life. This…
February 26: Ash Wednesday
Feb 26 • 14 min
Welcome to We Wonder: Lent. Today is Ash Wednesday, the very beginning of the season that helps us get ready for Easter. Just as Israel wandered in the desert for forty years, and Jesus fasted in the wilderness for forty days, we will spend the next forty…
For Grownups: Why We Pray the Examen in Lent
Feb 21 • 4 min
Every Monday during Lent, we are going to release a prayer episode that walks each of us — young and old — through the Examen in a simple and inviting way. You can re-listen to the same episode to pray daily through the week. All you need is about ten…
For Grownups: Why We Wait, and Watch, and Hope in Lent
Feb 19 • 4 min
During Lent, we wait and hope for what God will do in us and in our world.
Welcome to We Wonder: Lent
Feb 10 • 3 min
We Wonder: Lent begins on February 26, Ash Wednesday. “Lent” is also an old English word for “springtime.” During Lent, we name the things in our hearts and in our world that are dead, and we wait to see how God will raise them to new life with Jesus.…
January 6: The Feast of the Epiphany
Jan 6 • 17 min
Matthew 2:1-12 In Epiphany we see that Jesus is God, come to live among us. We watch Jesus to see what God’s glory and character are like. And during Epiphany, we see that Jesus is not someone hidden away, for only the good people or the right people to…
December 24: The Manger
Dec 24, 2019 • 14 min
Luke 2:1-19 Today’s symbol is the manger. The Christ child is born! Alleluia! I wonder how Mary and Joseph felt, now that their waiting for Jesus was over? I wonder if they were tired? Relieved? Happy to finally hold their child? I wonder how I feel, now…
December 23: Carpenter’s Tools
Dec 23, 2019 • 11 min
Matthew 1:18-25 Today’s symbol shows a carpenter’s tools. Mary was betrothed to Joseph, who was a carpenter. Joseph became Jesus’ earthly father, and he loved and protected him as he grew. Joseph listened to God’s words and he was not afraid. I wonder…
December 22: Mary’s Heart
Dec 22, 2019 • 12 min
Luke 1:26-38 Today’s symbol is a heart. Mary opened her heart and her life to God’s words, and she became Jesus’ loving mother. Because of Mary’s brave heart, God’s love came into the world as her son. I wonder what Mary felt like in her stomach, in her…
December 21: The Angel
Dec 21, 2019 • 12 min
Luke 1:5-17 Today’s symbol is the angel who appeared to Zechariah. The angel told Zechariah that although he and his wife Elizabeth were old, they would have a child. This child would help God’s people get ready for the coming king. I wonder what it was…
December 20: The Great Fish
Dec 20, 2019 • 13 min
Jonah 1; 3:1-5, 10 Today’s symbol is the great fish. God sent the prophet Jonah to Nineveh, but Jonah tried to run away. God was with Jonah in the storm, and in the fish, and finally when Jonah went to Nineveh. Jonah could not run away from God. I wonder…
December 19: The Lion
Dec 19, 2019 • 13 min
Daniel 6:6-23 I wonder how Daniel felt when he heard the king’s new law? The Bible doesn’t tell us: I wonder if he was afraid when he went up to pray? Or I wonder if he loved coming close to God so much that he couldn’t imagine changing his ways? I wonder…
December 18: Esther’s Crown
Dec 18, 2019 • 12 min
Esther 4:8-17 Today’s symbol is Esther’s crown. Queen Esther bravely protected God’s people when they were living far away in another land. I wonder how Esther felt as she fasted and prepared to go in to see the king? The story doesn’t mention God’s name:…
December 17: Isaiah’s Scroll
Dec 17, 2019 • 10 min
Isaiah 9:2-7 Today’s symbol is Isaiah’s scroll. Isaiah and other prophets came close to God, and wrote down God’s promises. One of these promises was a coming child, who would grow up and be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father,…
December 16: Fire
Dec 16, 2019 • 13 min
1 Kings 18:21-39 Today’s symbol is fire. When Israel turned away from God and worshipped other gods, Elijah the prophet called them back. God sent fire down on Elijah’s sacrifice, to show Israel that he heard Elijah’s prayers and wanted to hear their…
December 15: David’s Lyre
Dec 15, 2019 • 11 min
1 Samuel 16:1-13 Today’s symbol is a lyre, which is a kind of harp. King David played songs of praise to God on the lyre. David was Israel’s greatest king, and he showed the people how to love and trust God. I wonder how Samuel knew which of Jesse’s sons…
December 14: David’s Sling
Dec 14, 2019 • 13 min
1 Samuel 17:2-11, 32-37 Today’s symbol is David’s sling. When everyone else in Israel was afraid, David trusted God to deliver his people. David grew to be a king who showed Israel how to love and trust the LORD. I wonder what it was like to see tall,…
December 13: Samuel’s Oil
Dec 13, 2019 • 12 min
1 Samuel 3:1-10 Today’s symbol is Samuel’s oil. Samuel learned to listen to God. Because he listened and trusted in God’s words, Samuel knew who God would choose to be king over Israel. God gave Samuel the job of anointing, or setting apart, the king. I…
December 12: A Head of Grain
Dec 12, 2019 • 14 min
Ruth 2:1-12 Today’s symbol is a head of grain. Ruth gathered grain in Boaz’s fields, and he was kind to her. God brought Ruth into his family, and she became the great-grandmother of Israel’s greatest king. I wonder how Ruth felt, as she stepped out into…
December 11: The Shofar
Dec 11, 2019 • 13 min
Joshua 6:1-5, 12-17 Today’s symbol is the shofar, which is a musical instrument made from a ram’s horn. God brought the people into the Promised Land, and saved them when they blew the shofar outside of Jericho. I wonder how it felt to walk silently…
December 10: The Two Tablets of the Law
Dec 10, 2019 • 12 min
Deuteronomy 5:1-22 Today’s symbol is the two tablets of the law. God gave Moses the Ten Commandments on Mt Sinai, and Moses gave them to God’s people. The Ten Commandments teach us how to love God and how to love one another. I wonder what it was like, to…
December 9: The Burning Bush
Dec 9, 2019 • 12 min
Exodus 3:1-14 Today’s symbol is the burning bush. God spoke to Moses from the burning bush and promised to save his people. I wonder what it was like to see that bush, wreathed in dancing flames but still itself? Can I see anything about God in that…
December 8: Joseph’s Colored Coat
Dec 8, 2019 • 12 min
Genesis 37:3-4; 23-36 Today’s symbol is Joseph’s colored coat. God was with Joseph. Even though his brothers tried to hurt him, God used Joseph to save his family. I wonder how Joseph’s brothers felt when Jacob gave him that beautiful robe? Has there ever…
December 7: Jacob’s Ladder
Dec 7, 2019 • 13 min
Genesis 27:18-35 Today’s symbol shows Jacob’s ladder. God came close to Jacob, even when Jacob ran away. I wonder how Jacob felt, as he pretended to be his brother and stole Esau’s blessing? I wonder if he was nervous? Triumphant? Afraid of being caught?…
December 6: A Ram
Dec 6, 2019 • 11 min
Genesis 22:3-14 Today’s symbol is a ram. Abraham trusted God, and God was faithful to Abraham. God gave Abraham a ram for a sacrifice, instead of his only son. I wonder what Abraham felt like on the inside, as he hiked up the mountain with Isaac, the…
December 5: A Sky Full of Stars
Dec 5, 2019 • 12 min
Genesis 12:1-3; 15:1-7 Today’s symbol is a sky full of stars. God promised to give Abraham a family larger than the number of the stars. Can I remember a time when it was hard to wait for something? How did I feel? Can I ask God to stay close to me when I…
December 4: The Ark
Dec 4, 2019 • 13 min
Genesis 6:5-8; 7:11-24; 8:1-3 Today’s symbol is the ark and the rainbow. In the flood, God washed the earth clean. In baptism, we are washed and given new life. I wonder what it was like to see the water rising from inside the ark? Can I imagine myself…
December 3: The Serpent and the Fruit
Dec 3, 2019 • 13 min
Genesis 3:1-13 Today’s symbol is the serpent and the fruit. When God’s people listened to the serpent instead of God, they sinned. But God loved them so much that he did not leave them alone: God’s Son came to save the people who had turned away. I wonder…
December 2: The World
Dec 2, 2019 • 14 min
Genesis 1:26-31 Today’s symbol is our planet, Earth. God made the world and everything in it, and God made everything good. I wonder what is good about the place where I live, and the creation around me? How can I say “thank you” to God? I wonder why we…
December 1: The Jesse Tree
Dec 1, 2019 • 13 min
Isaiah 11:1-10 Today’s symbol is a tree stump, with a little shoot growing out of the top. This tree stump is a Jesse Tree: it reminds us of Jesus’ family tree, and the family tree of all God’s people. I wonder what needs to be made right today? In my…
For Parents: Why We Pray Together
Nov 29, 2019 • 2 min
Why do we close in prayer together? Because we want to hear children share what they wonder about, and to lead us in giving thanks to God.
For Parents: Why We Wonder Together
Nov 22, 2019 • 3 min
Why do we wonder together? Because we want to cultivate the practice of wonder, engagement with, and curiosity about the God who made us, and who is at work in our world.
For Parents: Why We Reflect Together
Nov 20, 2019 • 3 min
Why do we reflect on God’s good words together? Because we want to sit with the people who have been the characters in God’s saving story, and the witnesses to God’s work in the world.
For Parents: Why We Read God’s Good Words Together
Nov 15, 2019 • 3 min
Why do we read God’s good words together? Because the Bible we have is the Bible God wants us to have: when it is hopeful and comforting, and when it is strange and scary! So we enter its world together with wonder.
For Parents: Why We Wait Together
Nov 13, 2019 • 4 min
Why do we wait together during Advent? Because this season reminds us that we are a waiting people.
Welcome to We Wonder: Advent
Oct 22, 2019 • 1 min
We Wonder: Advent will begin on December 1st. New episodes will release every day throughout Advent. Do you know what the word Advent means? It’s an old word that means “coming,” or “arrival.” Advent is the season when we remember the first time God…