Humility Should Adorn Us

June 17, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Luke 14 Jesus counsels his disciples, “…all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” (Luke 14:11). As disciples we monitor our interior self, as well as our public demeanor. We have reasons to be thankful as well as humble. We celebrateContinue reading “Humility Should Adorn Us”

Prayers in the Night

A book review Friday, June 3, 2022 If your spirit spins in perplexity, then Tish Harrison Warren ‘s Prayers in the Night may be part of God’s intervention for your summer soul. Boldly written with a disciple’s vision, Warren’s invitation to think and experience faith, resounds with encouragement. However, this is no walk through theContinue reading “Prayers in the Night”

Invitations Abounding

May 20, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 22 Yes, the passage is a parable—a story that shapes us. Jesus provides the parable, expressing at least a single emphasis, and possibly other key insights as well. One of those insights is found in these words: “So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyoneContinue reading “Invitations Abounding”

Easter Prayers; Not a Bunny In View

Good Friday, April 15, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: “He is risen as He said” Evil stalks many lands. We mourn the ongoing tragedies. Ukraine’s church buildings are not to be filled on Resurrection Sunday. Disciples accustomed to gathering in normal places may have to seek new settings. Those disciples long to see the conflict end,Continue reading “Easter Prayers; Not a Bunny In View”

Spiritual Mosquitoes

Friday, April 1, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 14 Bible in hand, I sit down ready to read. My occasional journal is ready for fresh ink. I come to these moments seeking God’s guidance. Without speaking aloud I address God. “Lord, You are Sovereign. I am here to listen. I am your servant. My heartContinue reading “Spiritual Mosquitoes”

Standing Firm

February 18, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 24 This post may appear with some different formatting than that which you typically see. I apologize for the inconvenience and am working to resolve the computer coding issues. Thank you for reading. Blessings to each of you. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Children of Divorce

February 11, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 19 Soul’s tremble at the break-up and dissolution of a marriage. Sadness has her day as tears also flow from heaven’s court. Many of us are children of those sad times. Yet, God has been active in our souls and brought healing with new life in Christ. WatchingContinue reading “Children of Divorce”

On Days of Sadness

February 4, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 14 Disciples of Jesus enjoy days of peace and gentleness. Being a disciple can be made to seem like a summer afternoon’s walk on a country lane. However, sadness sometimes slices into the lives of disciples who against opponents persist in trusting Jesus, Messiah of God. Describing John,Continue reading “On Days of Sadness”

Keeping Faith’s Commitment

January 28, 2022 Resource Scripture Passage: Matthew 4 Jesus encourages all disciples, each whose lives are being threatened by the Satan, with words of commitment. They are a reflection drawn from the ancient Scriptures. Set out within the records of the Old Testament, in the book we call Deuteronomy, these words set the profile ofContinue reading “Keeping Faith’s Commitment”