Rev. David Norland
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. ~ Mark 10:45
My favorite daily devotion is Day by Day We Magnify Thee: Daily Readings by Martin Luther (Fortress Press 1982). These devotions are organized around church season themes with writings and prayers of Martin Luther.
What translation of the Bible do I recommend?
The English Standard Version (ESV) is a far more faithful translation than the NIV (Reader's) or NRSV. The best study Bible is available from Concordia Publishing House. Look for The Lutheran Study Bible in the ESV translation.