Water Fish Bread

April 22, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 14 Many times disciples wish Jesus would intervene. The current tumult happening in and around Ukraine is no exception. Afghanistan is reportedly wild with hunger. We wish Jesus would immediately and providently bring relief. Jesus at one time did intervene. Do we wait on divine transactions for solutions?Continue reading “Water Fish Bread”

Easter Prayers; Not a Bunny In View

Good Friday, April 15, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: “He is risen as He said” Evil stalks many lands. We mourn the ongoing tragedies. Ukraine’s church buildings are not to be filled on Resurrection Sunday. Disciples accustomed to gathering in normal places may have to seek new settings. Those disciples long to see the conflict end,Continue reading “Easter Prayers; Not a Bunny In View”

Personal Demonic Presence

Friday, April 8, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 9  Reading today’s passage connects you with a spiritual power-encounter. Two blind men and one with a speech impediment are on the scene. The following reflection provides an entryway into investigating such occurrences, and today’s troubling international events. Each illness cannot be clearly connected to demonic influence.Continue reading “Personal Demonic Presence”

Fishing Smells

Friday, March 25, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 4 Imagine the smells of a fishing business. Doesn’t seem like a fragrance particularly aligning with God’s holiness. See the holy Presence. Raw sunburned hands, eyes squinting against the hard diamonds of the sun’s reflection from Galilee’s waters, then suddenly Jesus. “You guys. Yes, you. I wantContinue reading “Fishing Smells”

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”

Standing Firm

February 18, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 24 This post may appear with some different formatting than that which you typically see. I apologize for the inconvenience and am working to resolve the computer coding issues. Thank you for reading. Blessings to each of you. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Spiritual Senses

January 21, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 3 Passing a vision test allows me to purchase a license and drive a car. Good vision keeps me from running into furniture and people. As with the ability to hear without distortion, seeing clearly is a blessing. When John saw and heard Jesus, the Presence was precise.Continue reading “Spiritual Senses”

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”

Citizens of the City

October 15, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Hebrews 13 Doubling down, hope dreams of a different life. The first part of the double calls to faith’s named patriarch. “…for he [Abraham] was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.” The double’s second half reminds all disciples: “For here we doContinue reading “Citizens of the City”

Not About the Water

September 3, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Acts 2-16 see the closing lines of the Life Applications for specifics Baptism into Christ verifies belief. God calls. The Spirit prompts. Then, at baptism a new disciple gives public voice to the Faith, as Christ draws another person to himself (John 12:32) Accompanied by words of hearing, belief,Continue reading “Not About the Water”