Planetary Travel and Disciples of Jesus

October 8, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Colossians 1 When believers are among those who some day travel to distant moons or galaxies, the constant truth shall remain: among all travelers in the universe God’s people chart trajectories requiring endurance and patience. We celebrate God’s provision knowing our need for endurance and patience will continue regardlessContinue reading “Planetary Travel and Disciples of Jesus”

The Imperfect Disciple Reads

Friday, October 1, 2021 A Wesley Worth Hearing Again Stocking your pantry for winter reading? Compelled to consider spiritual renewal? This is my encouragement to stalk and purchase a copy of The Radical Wesley and Patterns for Church Renewal, by Howard Snyder, 1980 InterVarsity Press. You will necessarily search because it remains out of print.Continue reading “The Imperfect Disciple Reads”

Animosity Received

Scripture resource Passage: John 15 Animosity sent, received and understood bruises my soul. “I don’t like you and neither does anyone else!” Hard to take. Many early disciples experienced the brutality revealed in Jesus’ words: “…As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That isContinue reading “Animosity Received”

Communion Gathering

August 27, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Corinthians 11 Communion blossoms from the words of Jesus. A key leader adds color to the adapted Passover evening. Adding to our understanding he writes, “For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,and whenContinue reading “Communion Gathering”

Few Immediate Answers

Friday, August 13, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Hebrews 9:1 – 28 Your reading time will be worth the investment. We wait. Most of us like immediate answers. Ask for a hamburger now, and in less than two minutes it should be in my hands.  Small children are headliners when it comes to patience. When theContinue reading “Few Immediate Answers”

The Imperfect Disciple

Called to Perfection Easter Week 2021, Inaugural Post “Be perfect as I am perfect.” Scripture’s stunning phrases trouble me. Piercing words expressing the true desire of God. Nothing missing. No voids or lapses. Rather completeness, with holiness and wholeness, living as the human being I am meant to be. I should be saturated with theContinue reading “The Imperfect Disciple”

Spiritual Heights

Scripture Resource Passage: John 12 Note: today’s post is a smidgen long. I trust you will find the time invested profitable. Thank you for reading. An Opportunity, a Himalayan height of spiritual challenge appears. Jesus asserts: “Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keepContinue reading “Spiritual Heights”

The Imperfect Disciple

March 3, 2021 Imperfection’s Discontent; Limited Happiness Some have asked, “What’s going to included in this new series?” Thanks for asking. A sample: What intensity of happiness can disciples expect? A puzzle piece waiting to be found? Is this a question of the degree? To such questions the Imperfect Disciple replies: disciple’s find a pulsingContinue reading “The Imperfect Disciple”

The Imperfect Disciple

February 18, 2021 This collection is a series of occasional posts. Anticipated inaugural post scheduled for Easter weekend, April 4, 2021. Moving through the articles will encourage spiritual discovery focusing on the incompleteness of following Christ. This color-banner and photo will be in use throughout 2021, distinguishing TID posts from the weekly Friday pages. GraceContinue reading “The Imperfect Disciple”

The Source and Measure of Justice

Coming Friday, February 12, 2021 A conversation overheard during days of political turmoil and confusion. Thank you for checking in through I look forward to your comments and reviews on this week’s post and life applications. Your referrals and comments are helping build this online community of disciples and interested inquirers. Again, thank you.Continue reading “The Source and Measure of Justice”