Tender Mercy; the Dirty Feet of Jesus

June 10, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Luke 7 She never speaks. Not a single word blots the page. Tears flow—her cheeks wetted with passion. Her hair is dirty yet, over her vocal cords no words flow. Her concern appears to be the dirty feet of Jesus. Why is she crying?  The scene: “A woman inContinue reading “Tender Mercy; the Dirty Feet of Jesus”

Certain Uncertain Times

April 29, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 24 Wars roar. https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-04-27-22/index.html Volcanoes erupt. https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2022/01/17/tonga-volcano-eruption-orig-tp-jc.cnn Videos from Ukraine and Tonga are compelling. Are these signs of an imminent and ultimate divine intervention? Jesus urges all disciples to precisely engage in understanding Earth’s events. “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigsContinue reading “Certain Uncertain Times”

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”

Silence Seldom Sounds

December 17, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 2 Thessalonians 2 Wisps of foul noise blow across our world. Silence seldom sounds. Raucous voices demand to be heard. Abundant confusion spreads misinformation across many platforms. Writing of Christ’s return and prompted by false rumors an apostle encourages, “Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our beingContinue reading “Silence Seldom Sounds”

Friendship with God

August 6, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: John 1 Loneliness challenges the heart. Isolated and without personal or divine connection, my soul’s dry dryness causes me to shrivel. We become unrecognizable. When life is a desert we look for water and shade from the noon-day heat lest spiritual thirst destroy us.  Drink deeply. Jesus, the refreshingContinue reading “Friendship with God”

The Imperfect Disciple

June 18, 2021 When the Spotlight Feels Like Fire Scripture Resource Passage: Exodus 6 Moses’ words of self-description, “…I speak with faltering lips,” are emotionally bracketing bookends within his soul (Exodus 6:12 & 30). Today’s Scripture resource is held together with identical-twin statements.  When we repeat our words and phrases, when we repeat ourselves inContinue reading “The Imperfect Disciple”

Tough Teaching for Serious Disciples; Marriage Controversy from the Long Ago

Scripture Resource Passage: Ezra 10 Does God know best? Truly, we ask, “Does God know best?” Reading today’s Scripture Resource Passage will not make you happy. The passage screams with discrimination and discrimination toward women. Highlight the following: If you’re not in a good soul-place, it might be best to read a more gentle passage,Continue reading “Tough Teaching for Serious Disciples; Marriage Controversy from the Long Ago”

Holiness, Illusive Pursuit

Scripture Resource Passage: Ephesians 5:1 (Berean Study Bible)             William Law identified the personal and church-wide challenge to holiness in his long ago book titled, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life. You may find Law’s book difficult to read, given that it appeared in 1729. He captures the major themes in today’s Scripture ResourceContinue reading “Holiness, Illusive Pursuit”