ISSL Reflections July 21 2024 Psalm 119:73–80 Post 2

IV.Today take time to read this portion of Psalm 119 slowly and let the Psalmist lead you into identifying aspects of your relationship to God. V.Psalm 119:73-80 (NRSVue) Your hands have made and fashioned me;       give me understanding that I may … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections July 7 2024 Lamentations 3:16–24 Post 3

VII.Let’s look for words (and images) of hope today. What all goes into the prophet’s affirmation – “… therefore I will hope in him”? VIII.Lamentations 3:16-24 (NRSVue) He has made my teeth grind on gravel;     he has made me cower in … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections March 3 2024 Jude 17–25 Post 2

IV.Today let’s spend some time paying attention to how the “beloved” are described. V.Jude 17-25 (NRSVue) But you, beloved, must remember the words previously spoken by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, for they said to you, “In the … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections October 16 2022 Judges 6:1–2, 7–16, 36-40 Post 3

VII.In addition to the Scripture we have reviewed the past couple of days, I am adding Judges 6:36-40 where we see Gideon “putting out the fleece.” What might this reveal to us about Gideon’s personality? VIII.Judges 6:1-2, 7-16 (NRSVUE) The … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections December 19 2021 Isaiah 9:2–7 Post 3

VII.As you take time to rest in these words, what do you hear about “zeal,” “passionate commitment,” “covenant” and “loving kindness”? VIII.Isaiah 9:2-7 (NRSV)  The people who walked in darkness    have seen a great light;those who lived in a land of … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 2, 2021, 1 Kings 22:15-23, 26-28 Post 2

You can find this week’s Scripture passage at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Kings+22%3A1-28&version=NRSV V.All these prophets (“about 400”) have a hold on my attention. I just keep “looking” at them and “listening” to them. Is that what King Ahab did? I Kings 22:5-6, 10-12 … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections April 11, 2021, Ezra 10:1-12 Post 2

Take time to refresh your reading of this week’s focus Scripture –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezra+10%3A1-12&version=NRSV V.Who or what should be at the center of our attention in Ezra 9 and 10? Ezra? When Ezra is first brought to our attention in this account … Continue reading

August 30, 2020, James 3:13-18, 5:7-11, Post3, ISSL Reflections

VII.This week we end for now our time with James. This might be a good time to review what James had to say – Scripture for August 2 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%201%3A19-27&version=NRSV,ESV,MSG Scripture for August 9 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%201%3A19-27&version=NRSV,ESV,MSG Scripture for August 16 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james%202%3A14-26&version=NIV,CEB,MSG Scripture … Continue reading