Happy Happy

Thursday & Friday, November 24-25, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Philippians 4:4 From each of us in the United States to friends, readers and partners around the globe–Happy Thanksgiving! Life Application Question: Is there someone for whom you are thankful and have you told them lately? May the flag of Ukraine remind each of us thatContinue reading “Happy Happy”

Beyond Zombies

Friday, November 4, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Hebrews 12:1 “We come to cemeteries because they remind us of God; they help us make sense of our lives and our moments in time. The God of the universe has a plan, and looking upward to him keeps us grounded. But the slowly bending arc of eternityContinue reading “Beyond Zombies”

A Flat Mind

September 9, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Romans 12:2 During this week the brain of my body and soul battles a virus. Hopefully this virus, like the others before it, will soon fade. Whenever such invaders blast through my defenses I am dragged to a truthful reminder: ‘Andrew, your brain hosts your mind and when yourContinue reading “A Flat Mind”

Reading What?, Part 2

August 13, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Ecclesiastes 12:11-12 (Note: Yes, I know the old language sounds sexist in today’s environment.) “The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd. Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is noContinue reading “Reading What?, Part 2”

Waiting Under Grass

July 22, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Mark 13 (Please do not skip reading the passage) Name, dates of birth and death are cleanly cut into the stone. One word appears beneath the name—Waiting. Shootings blot the American landscape almost every day. Deaths from the guns of evil continue to increase. Children and other innocents areContinue reading “Waiting Under Grass”

Magnificent Defeat

July 31, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Psalm 19 For what we need to know, of course, is not just that God exists, not just that beyond the steely brightness of the stars there is a cosmic intelligence of some kind that keeps the whole show going, but that there is a God right here inContinue reading “Magnificent Defeat”

The Long Way Around

June 24, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Exodus 13 I like shortcuts. I love shortcuts to success. Shortcuts are great for just about everything except getting the flu. Unfortunately, not all my shortcuts work out with glorious outcomes. Sometimes perfectly well-intentioned shortcuts thunder as disaster approaches like Frankenstein’s footsteps. At other times I’m not close toContinue reading “The Long Way Around”