Happy Happy

Thursday & Friday, November 24-25, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Philippians 4:4 From each of us in the United States to friends, readers and partners around the globe–Happy Thanksgiving! Life Application Question: Is there someone for whom you are thankful and have you told them lately? May the flag of Ukraine remind each of us thatContinue reading “Happy Happy”

Beyond Zombies

Friday, November 4, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Hebrews 12:1 “We come to cemeteries because they remind us of God; they help us make sense of our lives and our moments in time. The God of the universe has a plan, and looking upward to him keeps us grounded. But the slowly bending arc of eternityContinue reading “Beyond Zombies”

Absorbing Grief

Friday, October 21, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Romans 12:15 A challenging perspective On a level of inconvenient, Covid came calling. Earlier this fall the virus penetrated my defenses. A Godzilla-headache thumped my skull. Fever rolled, freezing then burning within my arms and legs. White blood cells battled the virus. I tracked each hour until IContinue reading “Absorbing Grief”

Spiritual Listening

September 30, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: “…a still small voice…” 1 Kings 19 Is it sadness? Is it depression? Is it insightful spiritual awareness? If I listen, what do I hear? How is it within my soul? The avoidable question: To you, gentle reader, “How is it within your soul?” Awesome spiritual power flows intoContinue reading “Spiritual Listening”

Church Buildings Safe?

September 23, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Isaiah 66:1 “Let’s go to church,” he said. Oops. He should have said, “Let’s go to the church building.” Jesus did not come to redeem stucco and electrical panels. Jesus did not come for steeples or stained glass contrivances. Jesus came for people. “Sometimes the very walls of ourContinue reading “Church Buildings Safe?”

A Flat Mind

September 9, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Romans 12:2 During this week the brain of my body and soul battles a virus. Hopefully this virus, like the others before it, will soon fade. Whenever such invaders blast through my defenses I am dragged to a truthful reminder: ‘Andrew, your brain hosts your mind and when yourContinue reading “A Flat Mind”

Prayer and a Mouse Tail

Friday, September 2, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 6 Prayer’s connection to the Divine exposes my soul; and, if I’m listening, prayer reveals the truth of my life. Like flecks of gold or self-centered flotsam my concerns tell heaven and earth ‘These are his identity.’ This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven,hallowedContinue reading “Prayer and a Mouse Tail”

Close to God, When?

August 26, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Psalm 23–“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…” Bright days, sunshine bursting flower buds into exuberance, give my soul spiritual relief. Those days are a deep breath of air filling my lungs with escape from turmoil. We all need such times because in case youContinue reading “Close to God, When?”

The Immediacy of a Child

Friday, August 19, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Mark 10:13-16 (please read) Across the western world arguments of personal rights and abortion legislation overflow news reports. Shouting marchers and placard bearers line sidewalks and spill into the streets. Law enforcement continues to be a buffer with little hope of appreciation or thanks from protestors. We areContinue reading “The Immediacy of a Child”

Reading What?, Part 2

August 13, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Ecclesiastes 12:11-12 (Note: Yes, I know the old language sounds sexist in today’s environment.) “The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd. Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is noContinue reading “Reading What?, Part 2”