Spiritual Visions

A new post for January 21, 2022 Who do you see ? Optic nerves help me pay attention to my world, myself and those around me. Spiritual vision is positively comparable to the optic nerves connecting me to the outside world. The physical value of corrected vision keeps me from running into furniture, other carsContinue reading “Spiritual Visions”

A Christmas Door and His Feet

January 14, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Luke 2 During Jesus’ childhood, family-hope and faith revealed themselves through consistent determined practice: “Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover (Luke 2:41 emphasis added). Making the Jerusalem journey was faith’s testimony from Joseph and Mary. Later, and further opening the family’s frontContinue reading “A Christmas Door and His Feet”

Humility Avoids Arrogance

January 7, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Peter 5 Instructing an entire group of disciples our brother Peter writes, “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time”Continue reading “Humility Avoids Arrogance”

Humility or Arrogance

A new post arrives Friday, January 7, 2022 Arrogance is over-bearing pride wrapped in self-importance. Arrogance is not attractive. Arrogance certifies the attitude, “I am never wrong.” When my own self-importance overrules another’s need, my discipleship has fallen to the ground like a forgotten coat. Blessings on your week. I look forward to reading yourContinue reading “Humility or Arrogance”

An Intentional Journey

December 24, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 2 “…Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem…” (Matthew 2:7-8a). The intrepid and mysterious strangers focus on their mission. No king or laborious travel keeps them from their perceived assignment to find theContinue reading “An Intentional Journey”

More Than a Sugar Rush

A new post arrives Friday, December 10, 2021 Desserts and candies surround our celebrations like Saturn’s rings circle that planet. Sugar deprived individuals will have no trouble finding resources in our land. Offices and homes are typically filled with sweets. We may suffer as sugar’s rush comes coursing through our veins and arteries. Will itContinue reading “More Than a Sugar Rush”

Suffering’s Painful Noise May Be Anger

November 26, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Peter 2 Today there is very little talk of giving up personal license or freedom for the sake of others. There are shouts of: “You’ve infringed on my rights! You can’t take my rights away from me!” The painful noise feels like fire ants with thousands of toothsome-friends,Continue reading “Suffering’s Painful Noise May Be Anger”

Suffering’s Painful Noise

A new post, coming Friday, November 26, 2021 Anger, infringements of my rights and by the way, “Don’t tread on me!” I look forward to seeing your comments and suggestions after you review the new post. Grace and peace to each of you. To readers in the USA’s part of North America, “Happy Thanksgiving.”

Longing Looking Angels’ Wishing

October 22, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Peter 1 Peter’s sentences shine through Heaven’s windows revealing thunder and lightning. He sees redemption’s certainty and for disciples, contrasting mystery. “Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care…Even angels long to look into theseContinue reading “Longing Looking Angels’ Wishing”

Citizens of the City

October 15, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Hebrews 13 Doubling down, hope dreams of a different life. The first part of the double calls to faith’s named patriarch. “…for he [Abraham] was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.” The double’s second half reminds all disciples: “For here we doContinue reading “Citizens of the City”