December 20, 2020, Matthew 2:1-2, 7-15, ISSL Reflections Post 3

Please take another opportunity to reread this week’s Scripture – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%202%3A1-2%2C%207-15&version=NRSV;CEB;NET VI.I closed the other day by asking –“How do you understand what has led each to where they find themselves here?” I have been thinking about what led the … Continue reading

December 13, 2020, Matthew 1:18-25, ISSL Reflections Post 2

You will find three translations of this week’s Scripture passage here –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%201%3A18-25&version=NRSV;CEB;MSG IV.In the previous post I asked us to focus on the phrase, “God with us.” We noticed how God’s arrival caused changes in the lives of Mary and … Continue reading

July 12, 2020, Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b; Luke 2:39-52 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven … a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b) VI.What of that balance – to keep silence/to speak. Is that an … Continue reading

December 22, 2019, Luke 1:38-56 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

VI. Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my distress, that your promise gives me life. (Psalm 119:49-50) VII. I asked you the other day to spend time with … Continue reading

December 22, 2019, Luke 1:38-56 – ISSL Reflection

I. This coming Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent and the last Sunday before Christmas Day and we will depart from our consideration of the building of the Temple this week. Of course, maybe this is not too much … Continue reading