Running Rabbit, Chasing Our Souls

Friday November 18, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Psalms 90:12 Both the smiling and the spewing must hurry because the rabbit of Alice-land tells us, “…a very important date,” soon arrives: December 31. Smiling like they are enjoying the last bite of a tasty meal some people will mark this year as sadly done. Hurting people,Continue reading “Running Rabbit, Chasing Our Souls”

Gathering Words at Burger King

Friday, October 28, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Ecclesiastes 12:12 A puzzling Scripture statement If you were a writer, where would you choose to be while writing? If you were a mom and an author with small children, where would you choose to write? Maybe Burger King? Ordering words, clarifying your meaning with punctuation is profoundlyContinue reading “Gathering Words at Burger King”

Church Buildings Safe?

September 23, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Isaiah 66:1 “Let’s go to church,” he said. Oops. He should have said, “Let’s go to the church building.” Jesus did not come to redeem stucco and electrical panels. Jesus did not come for steeples or stained glass contrivances. Jesus came for people. “Sometimes the very walls of ourContinue reading “Church Buildings Safe?”

Prayer and a Mouse Tail

Friday, September 2, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Matthew 6 Prayer’s connection to the Divine exposes my soul; and, if I’m listening, prayer reveals the truth of my life. Like flecks of gold or self-centered flotsam my concerns tell heaven and earth ‘These are his identity.’ This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven,hallowedContinue reading “Prayer and a Mouse Tail”

The Immediacy of a Child

Friday, August 19, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Mark 10:13-16 (please read) Across the western world arguments of personal rights and abortion legislation overflow news reports. Shouting marchers and placard bearers line sidewalks and spill into the streets. Law enforcement continues to be a buffer with little hope of appreciation or thanks from protestors. We areContinue reading “The Immediacy of a Child”

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”

Humility Should Adorn Us

June 17, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Luke 14 Jesus counsels his disciples, “…all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” (Luke 14:11). As disciples we monitor our interior self, as well as our public demeanor. We have reasons to be thankful as well as humble. We celebrateContinue reading “Humility Should Adorn Us”

Tender Mercy; the Dirty Feet of Jesus

June 10, 2022 Scripture Resource Passage: Luke 7 She never speaks. Not a single word blots the page. Tears flow—her cheeks wetted with passion. Her hair is dirty yet, over her vocal cords no words flow. Her concern appears to be the dirty feet of Jesus. Why is she crying?  The scene: “A woman inContinue reading “Tender Mercy; the Dirty Feet of Jesus”

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”