New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

God, Cornbread, and Elvis

Ponderings on Ordinary Graces

Joe E. Pennel Jr. • August 2013

BUY Print $16.00

BUY eBook (Available in ePub or Kindle) $9.99

Do you wonder how God is present in your ordinary, everyday life?

Joe Pennel has a gift for recognizing God at work in life's events, both large and small. He tells how, when, and where he has encountered God's grace. His down-to-earth, insightful reflections make you aware of how God surrounds us with hope and love.

Step away from the busyness of life, pull up a chair, and listen to this winsome, folksy storyteller weave his simple tales about being fully alive to the mystery and wonder all around us.

Pennel's stories are organized by themes, which include:

  • Belief
  • Christian Living
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grace
  • Life Lessons
  • Love
  • and more

This book's message of God's love and hope is profound and encouraging, and it will inspire you.

Categories: Devotional, Discipleship
Joe E. Pennel Jr., a retired United Methodist bishop, is professor of practical theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Pennel is the author of five books, including The Gift of Presence: A Guide to Helping Those Who Suffer.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1223-8

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1224-5

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1225-2

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: August 2013

Trim Size: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 144

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Inspirational

BISAC1: REL012040