Water Fish Bread

April 22, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 14 Many times disciples wish Jesus would intervene. The current tumult happening in and around Ukraine is no exception. Afghanistan is reportedly wild with hunger. We wish Jesus would immediately and providently bring relief. Jesus at one time did intervene. Do we wait on divine transactions for solutions?Continue reading “Water Fish Bread”

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”

Spiritual Visions

A new post for January 21, 2022 Who do you see ? Optic nerves help me pay attention to my world, myself and those around me. Spiritual vision is positively comparable to the optic nerves connecting me to the outside world. The physical value of corrected vision keeps me from running into furniture, other carsContinue reading “Spiritual Visions”

Not About the Water

September 3, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Acts 2-16 see the closing lines of the Life Applications for specifics Baptism into Christ verifies belief. God calls. The Spirit prompts. Then, at baptism a new disciple gives public voice to the Faith, as Christ draws another person to himself (John 12:32) Accompanied by words of hearing, belief,Continue reading “Not About the Water”

Money, Money, Money

Financial Peace Through Generosity May 14, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 2 Corinthians 9:7-15 Disciples gathered, could be known as groups of generous people. It’s a good choice. The instruction is precise: “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion…” (2 Corinthians 9:7). Today’s Scripture resource passageContinue reading “Money, Money, Money”

Spiritual Puzzling for 2021

Scripture Resource Passage: Revelation 11 As always, please the Scripture passage first and maybe even, again at the end of reading the post. You don’t want to be lost or lured into the inadequacies of my mind or any else’s. My confession: Numerous passages in the Bible leave me puzzling. Three puzzles always show upContinue reading “Spiritual Puzzling for 2021”

Thanksgiving and You

November 27, 2020 A Celebration of Faith and Friendship Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Many thanks to each of you who have made the year special. Challenges? Yes, we’ve had a few and some continue to thisContinue reading “Thanksgiving and You”

In, and As

Living In, and As the Community of the King Scripture Resource Passage: Ephesians 4:17-32 In part, but not in whole, apostolic letters (like this week’s Scripture Resource passage) add fullness and precise application for living in and as the community of the King. However, Jesus’ words always have priority—truly not the other-way-around.                    Paul, Peter, James, John and JudeContinue reading “In, and As”

Special Weekend Edition; Spirituality in the Public Arena

Resource Scripture Passage: “…we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). Providing a resource into the broad world of spirituality–across many faith-perspectives–Duke University has an excellent resource-media site which also happens to be available without charge. dukespiritualityandhealth@gmail.com Please don’t miss this as a resource–though an individual issue of CROSSROADS mayContinue reading “Special Weekend Edition; Spirituality in the Public Arena”