Bitter Envy

July 8, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: James 3 Imagine two hurting people. The first one grumbles, “He has more stuff than anyone, then he called me a liar. I’m very angry with him.” The second person speaks throttled pain, “She told people I was stealing from the General Fund. She hurt my feelings and I’mContinue reading “Bitter Envy”

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”

Prayers in the Night

A book review Friday, June 3, 2022 If your spirit spins in perplexity, then Tish Harrison Warren ‘s Prayers in the Night may be part of God’s intervention for your summer soul. Boldly written with a disciple’s vision, Warren’s invitation to think and experience faith, resounds with encouragement. However, this is no walk through theContinue reading “Prayers in the Night”

Fishing Smells

Friday, March 25, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 4 Imagine the smells of a fishing business. Doesn’t seem like a fragrance particularly aligning with God’s holiness. See the holy Presence. Raw sunburned hands, eyes squinting against the hard diamonds of the sun’s reflection from Galilee’s waters, then suddenly Jesus. “You guys. Yes, you. I wantContinue reading “Fishing Smells”

God Has Business in this Town

February 25, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 4 Prophecy bundles words, often appearing at proverbial first-glance to be simple. A careful look at those first-glance-words, may reveal the handiwork of God. “An example,” you ask? Certainly. Examine Isaiah’s words quoted in Matthew 4. We encounter references to specific portions of Israel’s lands—Naphtali and Zebulun, justContinue reading “God Has Business in this Town”

Standing Firm

February 18, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 24 This post may appear with some different formatting than that which you typically see. I apologize for the inconvenience and am working to resolve the computer coding issues. Thank you for reading. Blessings to each of you. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Children of Divorce

February 11, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 19 Soul’s tremble at the break-up and dissolution of a marriage. Sadness has her day as tears also flow from heaven’s court. Many of us are children of those sad times. Yet, God has been active in our souls and brought healing with new life in Christ. WatchingContinue reading “Children of Divorce”

An Intentional Journey

December 24, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 2 “…Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem…” (Matthew 2:7-8a). The intrepid and mysterious strangers focus on their mission. No king or laborious travel keeps them from their perceived assignment to find theContinue reading “An Intentional Journey”

More Than a Sugar Rush

December 10, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel [which means “God with us]” (Matthew 1:23). A disciple’s hope begins and culminates in Christ. While businesses decorate and sell us holiday trappings, our hope cannot be found under a tree. Disciples celebrate withContinue reading “More Than a Sugar Rush”