My name is David Winkle and I started posting these devotionals on New Year’s Eve, 2010. They are based on the scripture readings from the daily lectionary. This lectionary runs in a two year cycle, and is used by numerous denominations.
I look at each text as if it were a multifaceted gem. My goal, although I do not alway achieve it, is to view the text in a new and perhaps different way. With God’s help, I try to turn the gem in a new direction, shine a new light upon it and see what is reflected. If nothing else, I hope that you think about the text in ways you may not have before.
I received by undergraduate degree (BA Religious Studies) from the University of Tennessee. I received by Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Souther Seminary. I am also an alum of Drew University School of Theology, where I received my Doctor of Ministry (adult education).
On a more personal note I have a wonderful and supportive wife (also acts as my editor), five beautiful daughters, five fantastic sons-in-law and ten grandchildren (to date). If I could, I would live outside (wife seems to be opposed to this). I love kayaking, riding my bicycles, hiking, camping and playing the guitar (not all at the same time). In my life I have worked as a nursing assistant, a medical equipment technician, a car salesman, a service advisor, a church administrator, a counselor, a writer, a director of operations for a nonprofit, a pastor and a soldier (Army Chaplain).
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