Mutual Submission-Soul Food

April 30, 2021 The rubric to succeeding sections of the Ephesian’s letter, if you will permit me to identify it as such, is central to each believer’s spiritual diet: “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5:21). Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase The Message provides a meal in these words: “Out of respect for Christ, be courteously reverentContinue reading “Mutual Submission-Soul Food”

Mutual Submission

Coming Friday, April 30, 2021 Truly, profound pairs of paradoxical positions adorn the way of discipleship. Following Jesus takes each of us over some unusual roads. Friday’s post walks along one of those paths hidden by a canopy covered woods. My continued thanks for recommending to those whose interest is similar. Thanks as wellContinue reading “Mutual Submission”

More to Creation than People

Coming Friday April 23, 2021 Diversity, complexity and abundant challenges cover our universe. Billions and billions of stars surround us. Unable to focus on more than one at a time we may selectively see a few thousand in our brief lifetimes. This week–God loves diversity. Children, trees, stars and music–let the diversity bell ring. IContinue reading “More to Creation than People”

Waiting, Waiting and Waiting

April 16, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 2 Timothy 3 and 4 Christ’s disciples and leaders anticipate the Day. The waiting, in the year of our Lord 2021, now stretches over two thousand years (2 Peter 3:8). Anyone who does not catch the reality of waiting, misses a holy truth in following Christ. Waiting is fundamentalContinue reading “Waiting, Waiting and Waiting”

Satan’s Messenger Comes, then Flees

April 9, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 2 Corinthians 12:7 If only it were as simple as a Halloween evening. If only it were as clear as authors’ and cinema’s foul characters portray. Lon Chaney and Boris Karloff were theatric masters. Their skills sent movie-goers deep into shiver-land; but evil is more pervasive and profound thanContinue reading “Satan’s Messenger Comes, then Flees”

Fools Before Sunrise, The Third Day

April 2, 2021—One day after Fool’s Day Scripture Resource Passage: John 20 During the dark of the moon, looking to the sky on a cloudless night the stars glisten, illuminating faith’s imagination. Only a fool would say, “There is no light.”  It was as it should have been—early dark of the second morning—then, the blazingContinue reading “Fools Before Sunrise, The Third Day”

The Imperfect Disciple

Initial Post Arrives Easter Week, 2021 Perfection? What? Surely you jest. As for my discipleship, life continues to be marked with imperfection. To me and possibly you as well, a series delving into The Imperfect Disciple (TID) is precise and appropriate. Please read along as the series develops, offering comments and suggestions as 2021 flowsContinue reading “The Imperfect Disciple”

Finding Trees and Bunnies

Finding Peace and Joy March 26, 2021 Scripture Resource Passages: Acts 13 and Romans 14 Christmas makes me happy. Great foods, solid memories and most years, family gatherings. As you are aware happiness can be secular, thoroughly crafted by the spirit of the times, not necessarily the Holy Spirit of God.   Around us individualsContinue reading “Finding Trees and Bunnies”

A Supreme Court Decision

March 12, 2021   Scripture Resource Passage: John 5:16-30 Lifting up Jesus, raising holy hands and singing, we acknowledge the saving achievement. God’s people are enamored of Him. We celebrate and honor the Father. We desperately seek the Spirit’s movement in our midst; and to Jesus we look for redemption in the supreme court of justice.Continue reading “A Supreme Court Decision”