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Anna Johnson

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.

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

We take a closer look at today’s Old Testament Reading, Isaiah 6:1–13.

Jacob (Israel), Patriarch

For today’s devotion, we look at the significance of God changing Jacob’s name to Israel.

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

The Epistle, 1 Corinthians 12:31b13:13, is the text we will focus on this Sunday.

The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord

The Old Testament Reading, 1 Samuel 1:21–28, is our focus today.

Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Today we focus on the Old Testament Reading, which is a passage from Nehemiah about the rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem and teaching the city’s inhabitants to follow God’s Law. Our devotion comes from Concordia Commentary: Ezra and Nehemiah.

St. Titus, Pastor and Confessor

Today is the Feast of St. Titus, and we read a devotion on Titus 1:4 from Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary: 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon.

The Conversion of St. Paul

We read today a devotion about the conversion of St. Paul that is pulled from Growing in Christ: Middle School Teacher Guide (NT5).

St. Timothy, Pastor and Confessor

Our devotion on the remembrance of St. Timothy today comes from Mentoring: A Tool for Ministry.