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”

Recovery When Life Tumbles

            “Even though I know words about the Bible, and have investigated Bible-words, I am always like the prodigal son coming back to the Father after making poor choices.” Painfully aware of his troubles Richard sorrowfully spoke these words (Luke 15:11-32).             Satan means such awareness to be a stone over which he would stumble. God intendsContinue reading “Recovery When Life Tumbles”