Absorbing Grief

Friday, October 21, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Romans 12:15 A challenging perspective On a level of inconvenient, Covid came calling. Earlier this fall the virus penetrated my defenses. A Godzilla-headache thumped my skull. Fever rolled, freezing then burning within my arms and legs. White blood cells battled the virus. I tracked each hour until IContinue reading “Absorbing Grief”

Close to God, When?

August 26, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Psalm 23–“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…” Bright days, sunshine bursting flower buds into exuberance, give my soul spiritual relief. Those days are a deep breath of air filling my lungs with escape from turmoil. We all need such times because in case youContinue reading “Close to God, When?”

Read What?

August 5, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Ecclesiastes 12:12 Alternate Title for the post: Why Reading? By reading literature we learn to know ourselves in new ways. Literature can help us to have mercy on ourselves and others, can divest us of the ignorance that places ourselves at the center of the universe, can make possibleContinue reading “Read What?”

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”

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”