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           November is a month typically dedicated to Thanksgiving.  I often pray that people will be thankful for what we do have instead of focusing on what’s missing from our lives.  Nevertheless, 3 days following Thanksgiving Day, we begin the season of a new Christian year – Advent.  It happen… Read More

    The United Methodist Church is experiencing another painful leg on their journey toward faithfulness.  In this age and time, we (the United Methodist Church local church units) have determined to either remain a part of the United Methodist Church, or to disaffiliate over the issue of sexual and gender identification and th… Read More

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    Thursday, December 1, 2022, Romans 8:22-25

           Waiting is one of the most difficult things we do, especially if we’re waiting for something that we’ve longed for, but has… Read More

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022, Psalm 4:4-8

           It is, perhaps, one of our greatest hopes that we live in safety.  Our world seems to be in such turmoil that safety a… Read More

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022, Isaiah 11:1-5

           One of our greatest hopes is God’s promise of justice and righteousness.  We try as much as we can to institute it as… Read More

    Monday, November 28, 2022, Jeremiah 29:10-14

           The hope of God’s promise has been with God’s people for years.  When those hopes have become a reality, God has alway… Read More

    Sunday, November 27, 2022 – 1st Week of Advent, Jeremiah 33:14-16

           Nothing quite comes over us as powerful as the emotion of anticipation.  We feel it in our bodies in ways that our bra… Read More

    Saturday, November 26,2022, Psalm 150

           We’ve become constrained in our praise of God.  We’re constrained to the point of limiting how and where we offer up o… Read More

    Friday, November 25, 2022, Ezekiel 10:3-4

           The idea of the God’s glory filling the space of the sanctuary eludes us.  It’s certainly not one of those experiences… Read More

    Thursday, November 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day), Psalm 118:26-29

    We experience life in different contexts. Some of us experience pain, disappointment, frustration and sorrow.  But those are not the only experie… Read More

    Wednesday, November 23, 2022, Psalm 65:1-4

           I’m fairly confident that most people are more focused on what is going wrong in their lives than what is going right…. Read More

    Tuesday, November 22, 2022, Psalm 43:3-4

           One of the most devastating things in life can be walking around in darkness, living with falsehoods and untruths, and not… Read More

    Monday, November 21, 2022, 1 Chronicles 25:1-3

           There are those of us who decry the use of other than what we’ve come to know as standard instrumentation in worship. We ac… Read More

    Sunday, November 20, 2022, 2 Chronicles 5:11-14

           For those of us who are believers in God, we often come to worship — to give praise to God for various reasons. Some of us… Read More

    Saturday, November 19, 2022, Acts 9:10-20

           Poet and author John Donne reminds us that “No man (person) is an island unto himself.” Each of us becomes what we are beca… Read More

    Friday, November 18, 2022, Isaiah 6:7-8

           None of us are Holy enough or righteous enough on our own to do what God calls us to do.  Each of us must undergo some… Read More

    Thursday, November 17, 2022, Daniel 10:7-9

    Many people think of God in a corporate way, meaning, their experience of God should be everyone’s experience of God.  And yet, God has always ha… Read More

    Wednesday, November 16, 2022, John 15:20-21

           In some ways, it is expected that we share in the experiences of the persons we follow.  That can be true in other are… Read More

    Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Acts 24:14-15

           People don’t always understand how transformation and change in your life can be such a radical departure from what you’ve… Read More

    Sunday, November 13, 2022, Acts 9:1-9

           When we are passionate about something, that passion may be displayed in ways that might make other people uncomfortable…. Read More

    Saturday, October 29, 2022, John 7:38-39

    Whatever is in the heart of people must come out at some point.  We can only be true to who we are.  Jesus spoke about this truth on several… Read More

    Friday, October 28, 2022, Psalm 86:8-11

    We are often anxious to know the truth.  Our hearts search for it.  Our minds are so curious about it that we dig up the earth, search for o… Read More

    Thursday, October 27, 2022, Acts 2:29-33

    Confirmation of the Spirit is as much a fulfillment of God’s promises of the past as they are the reality of God’s presence here and now.  David… Read More

    Wednesday, October 26, 2022, Joel 2:28-29

    God’s promise has always been to deliver the Spirit of God to those who belonged to God’s family.  God was nondiscriminatory in its distribution…. Read More

    Tuesday, October 25, 2022, Zechariah 12:10

    The promise of the gift of the Spirit is not new.  God’s promise of the presence of God’s Spirit as an available gift has been made know to the p… Read More

    Monday, October 24, 2022, John 14:15-17

    The idea that, as humans, we might need help to negotiate the spiritual trials that would face us was not a new phenomenon to Jesus.  He expresse… Read More

    Sunday, October 23, 2022, John 16:4b-15

           God is often a silent partner in our lives. That is not to suggest that God is not with us. It is to suggest that we have a… Read More

    Saturday, October 22, 2022, Esther 8:2

         It’s one thing to be let in the house.  It’s another thing to be included as a part of the family with full rights, privilege… Read More

    Friday, October 21, 2022, Zechariah 3:3-5

    To experience God’s acceptance is an act of restoration.  In it we find full reception back into the family. It’s as if we’ve been given a new le… Read More

    Thursday, October 20, 2022, 2 Chronicles 7:14

         The act of humility required to return home can be inwardly revealing.  It requires a “coming to oneself”.  There is a s… Read More

    Wednesday, October 19, 2022, Jonah 4:1-4

           People becoming angry with God isn’t a new thing.  There is often a feeling of resentment whenever we think or experie… Read More

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022, Proverbs 29:3

         There are scores of children who have found shame and embarrassment at how they have squandered their inheritance.  There is… Read More

    Monday, October 17, 2022, Deuteronomy 21:17

    In a culture strong in traditions, the first born has certain inalienable rights that cannot be changed, regardless of events.  The maternal rela… Read More

    Sunday, October 16, 2022, Luke 15:11-32

           Acceptance is difficult, whether we are seeking acceptance from each other or, whether we are seeking acceptance from God…. Read More

    Saturday, October 15, 2022, Psalm 116:8-10

           The test of a person’s faith is not the depth of their belief in God when things are going well.  Experiencing God thr… Read More

    Friday, October 14, 2022, Philippians 3:7-10

           To experience God is to get to know God intimately.  To a large extent, that means placing the reality of God and how… Read More

    Thursday, October 13, 2022, John 4:21-24

           Those who worship the Spirit of God must use that which is invisible to give honor, praise and glory to the invisible throu… Read More

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022, Mark 11:22-23

           Our world is filled with “things”, all of which came about before there was any proof that they were possible. The need for… Read More

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

           There is nothing surprising about our hope.  What we look forward to is abundant with the ideas of things we can’t pre… Read More

    Monday, October 10, 2022, Genesis 1:1-3

         The creative power of God is captured in these words of Scripture.  God existed and created out of nothing what we now experi… Read More

    Sunday, October 9, 2022, Hebrews 11:1-6

         Experiencing God has a beginning point.  That beginning point is not in God, so much, but is in the place where God is reveal… Read More

    Saturday, October 8, 2022 James 4:5-8

         James doesn’t mince his words when he speaks about having confidence in approaching God.  And if we’re honest with ourselves,… Read More

    Friday, October 7, 2022 Ephesians 3:8-12

         It is a powerful feeling to be able to stand on your own.  We live in culture where making it on your own is a powerful state… Read More

    Thursday, October 6, 2022 John 6:41-44

         Coming to God is not something that we do on our own initially.  We don’t search for God as much as we are allowed to discove… Read More

    Wednesday, October 5, 2022 Hebrews 6:19-20

         Jesus has been given many titles.  We’ve called him our Emmanuel, Prince of Peace, Savior, Lord of Lords and King of Kings, a… Read More

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022 John 14:27-30

         We live with the clear distinction between us and Christ.  Our relationship with God has been severed on many occasions…. Read More

    Monday, October 3, 2022 Isaiah 53:1-6

         We don’t often allow the humanity of Christ to drift forward in our consciousness.  We frequently hold Jesus in such high God… Read More

    Sunday, October 2, 2022 Hebrews 4:14-16

    It’s a difficult thing to overcome fear, but not impossible. One of the benefits to overcoming fear is gaining confidence. We gain confidence in ourse… Read More

    Saturday, October 1, 2022. Mark 13:33-34

         Moving and living in a culture that expresses being ‘woke’ as a negative virtue of liberalism, perhaps needs to be revisited…. Read More

    Friday, September 30, 2022 Romans 8:26-27

         Prayer (at times) seems like such a powerless form of protection.  Yet, prayer is actually one of the most powerful weap… Read More

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 Hebrews 4:12

         We have all (at times) underestimated the power of God’s word.  We sometimes believe that the more we say or the louder we sa… Read More

    Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Isaiah 11:3-4a, 5

         Often today we find ourselves being led by what we see, or what we thought we saw, or what we hear, or thought we heard.  The… Read More

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1 Peter 4:1-2

         Suffering has never been one of the strongest human desires.  It’s not something that appears in the top 10 of our ‘be like J… Read More

    Monday, September 26, 2022, Ephesians 3:16-19

         We often live in a world where often physical and mental strength receive the highest praise.  And yet, not very often is the… Read More

    Sunday, September 25, 2022, Ephesians 6:10-20

         American Express Card once ran an advertisement created to help people understand that when unpredictable financial situations ari… Read More

    Saturday, September 24, 2022 Acts 5:17-21

         Lives are touched and changed when the story about God is conveyed with integrity. It doesn’t matter about your background or what… Read More

    Friday, September 23, 2022 John 9:24-27

         Having a story to tell doesn’t necessarily lead others to believe.  It’s simply a reflection of the truth about our relations… Read More

    Thursday, September 22, 2022 Luke 20:36-37

         Telling our story or finding God’s reality and presence in the midst of story isn’t new.  God’s presence and activity in our… Read More

    Wednesday, September 21, 2022 John 1:6-9

         The very beginning of our faith journey begins with the story.  And while it’s true that the story has been forthcoming for a… Read More

    Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Acts 22:12-16

    The story of Saul’s conversion is really a two part story. The first part tells of his encounter with Jesus Christ and being blinded. The second story… Read More

    Monday, September 19, 2022. Ecclesiastes 11:5-6

         We often shy away from telling others about our relationship with God. It may be that we’re afraid that they won’t believe us. It… Read More

    Sunday, September 18, 2022, Mark 4:26-34

        Jesus tells many stories about God through a form of storytelling called the parable.  His efforts were an attempt to get people to… Read More

    Saturday, September 17 – John 3:19-21

    Judgment comes to us whether we want it or not.  Perhaps it has already come when we face and accept the truth about ourselves.  Truth has a… Read More

    Friday, September 16 – Matthew 23:23-26

    I would imagine that the greatest sadness we experience is the pain that comes our failure to please God, or to show God’s love to someone who needs i… Read More

    Thursday, September 15 – Romans 2:1-3

    Being judgmental has been the immovable stain on who we are as Christians and people in general.  It has led to us being labeled hypocrites, amon… Read More

    Wednesday, September 14 – John 8:7-11

    When we are in the position of having to view sin and crime, we understand sin or crime to be a very targeted assessment.  We see what others hav… Read More

    Tuesday, September 13 – 1 Corinthians 13:9-12

    There is something about looking in the mirror from time to time that is revealing.  If we’re honest with ourselves, we can see where we’ve chang… Read More

    Monday, September 12 – Mark 4:21-23

    It’s not very often that we think of self-knowledge and understanding as critical to who we are.  It’s possible to get post graduate education in… Read More

    Sunday, September 11 – Luke 6:37-40

    What appears to be a disconnected model of philosophy for living actually translates into a meaningful model for the Christian life.  It is, perh… Read More