Deaconess Anna Johnson is a marketing manager at Concordia Publishing House. After graduating from the deaconess program at Concordia University Chicago, she continued her studies at the University of Colorado—Denver in education and human development. She has worked as a church youth director and served a variety of other nonprofit organizations, such as the Lutheran Mission Society of Maryland. Anna loves playing video games and drinking a hot cup of tea almost as much as she loves her cat and her husband.

Recent Posts by Anna Johnson

Devotion on Philemon and Onesimus

Today we consider Paul’s Letter to Philemon about Philemon’s conflict with his slave Onesimus, who had run away. Paul encourages Philemon to reconcile with Onesimus because God has forgiven our sin and reconciled us to Himself.

Aquila, Priscilla, Apollos

Aquila and Priscilla were a husband and wife in the Early Church. When they heard Apollos speak about the baptism of John, they taught him the rest of the story: about Jesus’ incarnation, death, and resurrection.

Devotional Reading for the Commemoration of Johann Gerhard, Theologian

As we remember Johann Gerhard today, we read a devotion he wrote as translated and printed in Meditations on Divine Mercy.

Holy Saturday (Year B)

Today’s Old Testament Reading, the account of Daniel and the lions’ den, is our focus. We take our devotion from Portals of Prayer.

Last Sunday of the Church Year

Our focus for today is on the Old Testament Reading, and our devotion comes from Concordia Commentary: Ezekiel 21–48.

Zacharias and Elizabeth

For the commemoration of Zacharias and Elizabeth today, we read a devotion from Prepare the Way: Sermons and Sermonic Studies for Advent and Christmas.

The Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist

As we remember today when John was martyred, we read a devotion from Concordia Commentary: Mark 1:1–8:26.

Johann Gerhard, Theologian (Year A)

Today we remember the great theologian Johann Gerhard, and we read a devotion from Theological Commonplaces: On the Nature of Theology and Scripture, Second Edition.


Today, we commemorate the prophet Isaiah and read a devotion from The Lutheran Study Bible.


Today’s commemoration is for the prophet Elisha, and we read a devotion from Lutheran Bible Companion, Volume 1: Introduction and Old Testament.

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