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”

Pray Continuously

Week of March 6, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Thessalonians 5:17 What does it means to pray continuously? Is there a direct opportunity to enflesh these prayers? Give purposefully—prepare an offering, give with discernment and avoid being scammed Seek guidance—check in and listen to those you have long considered discerning disciples Among credible groups whoContinue reading “Pray Continuously”

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”

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”

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”

Patient Endurance, A Disciple’s Invitation for Turbulent Times

Scripture Resource Passage: Revelation 14—of course, please read the passage before, or as you read the post. Thunderous Super-naturals, forceful images amidst dramatic scenes flow from the Book of Revelation—God’s message forecefully proclaimed. During turbulent times disciples of Jesus find revealed truths meant for all of life’s seasons. Accompanying the descriptions of universe-changing events come carefulContinue reading “Patient Endurance, A Disciple’s Invitation for Turbulent Times”

Mercy While Waiting Pregnantly

Scripture Resource Passage: Romans 8:22 Describing the pain of a woman near-term in pregnancy, with active-labor occurring, Scripture sets out the message of anticipation and struggle. Disciples have long pondered the signs of the Day when Christ returns—Scripture provides a hint.             Anticipating the hours prior to the Return: “For I am convinced that neither deathContinue reading “Mercy While Waiting Pregnantly”