Lasting Instructions

Scripture Resource Passage: 1 Thessalonians 5–this week’s challenging read and reflection. I trust you don’t find either as dry as dirt! Ibrahim said, “I had a teacher whose favorite summary was: ‘Finally, therefore and in conclusion….’ it drove me crazy but it helped me pay attention because I knew his instructions were going to be on theContinue reading “Lasting Instructions”

Recovery When Life Tumbles

            “Even though I know words about the Bible, and have investigated Bible-words, I am always like the prodigal son coming back to the Father after making poor choices.” Painfully aware of his troubles Richard sorrowfully spoke these words (Luke 15:11-32).             Satan means such awareness to be a stone over which he would stumble. God intendsContinue reading “Recovery When Life Tumbles”

The Restraint of God

Resource Scripture Passage: John 2:13-25               Emphasize the anger? Did I miss the active sustaining Divine kindness?             Hearing lessons and sermons throughout my life, today’s passage (John 2:13-25) does not arrive like a foreign visitor. However, I now see something I had not seen before. Wondering if you will see it as well—the restraint of God.Continue reading “The Restraint of God”

Authority for Work

Developed from 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13             John did not like it and Joanna agreed. However, if you care about safety the roadside stop sign is not a suggestion. You must stop! No hesitation. Stop!             If you care about your health’s safety the words of the diabetic educator are not a suggestion. “You must monitor your bloodContinue reading “Authority for Work”