Running Rabbit, Chasing Our Souls

Friday November 18, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Psalms 90:12 Both the smiling and the spewing must hurry because the rabbit of Alice-land tells us, “…a very important date,” soon arrives: December 31. Smiling like they are enjoying the last bite of a tasty meal some people will mark this year as sadly done. Hurting people,Continue reading “Running Rabbit, Chasing Our Souls”

Wherever Truth Appears

Friday, October 14, 2022 Scripture Resource Passages: 1 John 3:18; Matthew 24 & 25 Challenging reads Truth can be found in resources not typically established within an orthodox Christian setting. Believing that all truth is God’s truth I’m offering the paragraph below. The quotation and author may surprise you. The purpose of this week’s postContinue reading “Wherever Truth Appears”

Whispers of Silence

Friday, October 7, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Luke 5:16 Isolated and alone. Panic? Or, just possibly a decisive spiritual intervention. Twelve hours without vibrating vocal cords. Feels like… No visitors. Deliberate withdrawal from personal contact probably feels strange to most disciples. No shopping. Food and clothing needs maintained as normal, lest a growling stomach distractContinue reading “Whispers of Silence”

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”

Magnificent Defeat

July 31, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Psalm 19 For what we need to know, of course, is not just that God exists, not just that beyond the steely brightness of the stars there is a cosmic intelligence of some kind that keeps the whole show going, but that there is a God right here inContinue reading “Magnificent Defeat”

The Long Way Around

June 24, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Exodus 13 I like shortcuts. I love shortcuts to success. Shortcuts are great for just about everything except getting the flu. Unfortunately, not all my shortcuts work out with glorious outcomes. Sometimes perfectly well-intentioned shortcuts thunder as disaster approaches like Frankenstein’s footsteps. At other times I’m not close toContinue reading “The Long Way Around”

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”

Three Month’s Salary

May 27, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Luke 19 Gifts should not be taken for granted. Thank you notes are always appropriate when someone has been gracious. Disciples write thank you letters to God through faithful stewardship. As God invests in us, there is an expectation that as his people are thankful, they are also makingContinue reading “Three Month’s Salary”

Coram Deo

May 13-14, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 19:16-30 Self-awareness of spiritual poverty is not a 21st century phenomena. In the days before the betrayal, arrest and sentencing of Jesus, a person-standing Coram Deo, “In the presence of God” asked, “What do I still lack?” (Matthew 19:20).  If you are willing, in this 21st century seasonContinue reading “Coram Deo”

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”