A Christmas Door and His Feet

January 14, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Luke 2 During Jesus’ childhood, family-hope and faith revealed themselves through consistent determined practice: “Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover (Luke 2:41 emphasis added). Making the Jerusalem journey was faith’s testimony from Joseph and Mary. Later, and further opening the family’s frontContinue reading “A Christmas Door and His Feet”

Christmas Door and the Feet

A new post arrives Friday, January 14, 2022 The open front door from a portion of Jesus’ childhood is an opportunity to deeply consider Scripture’s account in Luke 2. We might be aided in our own journey if we also consider the experiences of our brothers and sisters in the first churches. Thank you forContinue reading “Christmas Door and the Feet”

Humility Avoids Arrogance

January 7, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Peter 5 Instructing an entire group of disciples our brother Peter writes, “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time”Continue reading “Humility Avoids Arrogance”

Humility or Arrogance

A new post arrives Friday, January 7, 2022 Arrogance is over-bearing pride wrapped in self-importance. Arrogance is not attractive. Arrogance certifies the attitude, “I am never wrong.” When my own self-importance overrules another’s need, my discipleship has fallen to the ground like a forgotten coat. Blessings on your week. I look forward to reading yourContinue reading “Humility or Arrogance”

Greater Than Jewelry

December 31, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Acts 5 Wearing a piece of jewelry in the shape of a cross, or inserting a fish symbol within a business presentation may be an indicator of discipleship. Such things may also simply be an appreciate for shiny objects or clever design. Sports teams and schools find themselves inContinue reading “Greater Than Jewelry”

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”

Silence Seldom Sounds

December 17, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 2 Thessalonians 2 Wisps of foul noise blow across our world. Silence seldom sounds. Raucous voices demand to be heard. Abundant confusion spreads misinformation across many platforms. Writing of Christ’s return and prompted by false rumors an apostle encourages, “Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our beingContinue reading “Silence Seldom Sounds”

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”

Suffering’s Painful Noise May Be Anger

November 26, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Peter 2 Today there is very little talk of giving up personal license or freedom for the sake of others. There are shouts of: “You’ve infringed on my rights! You can’t take my rights away from me!” The painful noise feels like fire ants with thousands of toothsome-friends,Continue reading “Suffering’s Painful Noise May Be Anger”

Suffering’s Painful Noise

A new post, coming Friday, November 26, 2021 Anger, infringements of my rights and by the way, “Don’t tread on me!” I look forward to seeing your comments and suggestions after you review the new post. Grace and peace to each of you. To readers in the USA’s part of North America, “Happy Thanksgiving.”