ISSL Reflections July 14 2024 Psalm 71:12–21 Post 3

VII.As we return to the Psalm/Prayer today, what do you hear about God? VIII.Psalm 71:12-21 (NRSVue) O God, do not be far from me;       O my God, make haste to help me!Let my accusers be put to shame and consumed;       let those … 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 April 25, 2021, Lamentations 5 Post 3

Once again you can read Lamentations 5 at – VI.The people of Jerusalem were able to explicitly name their situation, discouragement and pain. One hope I have for us in reading and spending time with this painful passage is to … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections April 25, 2021, Lamentations 5 Post 1

I.If you sent out an invitation to a “pity” party you would probably get some folk RSVP’ing. But what if the invitation was for sharing your “anguish,” your deepest pains? Maybe not so many would want to come? Yet our … Continue reading

March 8, 2020, Habakkuk 1:1-4, 12-14 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

IV.In my last post I asked you how contemporary you find Habakkak’s words. Since that post I came across this prayer from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which likely was written when Bonhoeffer was imprisoned by the German government during World War II. … Continue reading