ISSL Reflections December 4 2022 Luke 1:8–20 Post 2

IV.Notice the exchange between Gabriel and Zechariah – Gabriel: “… Zechariah … your prayer has been heard…. “Zechariah: “How do I know this will happen? For I am old …”Gabriel: “… my words .., will be fulfilled in their time.” … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections December 4 2022 Luke 1:8–20 Post 1

I.Please take some time with this account. Notice all the characters mentioned. Notice what each has to say or not say. Do such interruptions while one is performing a sacred task surprise you? II.Luke 1:8-20 New Revised Standard Version Updated … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections November 27 2022 Ephesians 6:10–18 Post 3

VII.Paul acknowledges here some of the forces the Christians at Ephesus struggle with. He asks them to think about items soldiers use to face their foes. And most to the point, he wants them to recall their source of strength. … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections October 23 2022 1 Samuel 8:4–7; 10:17–24 Post 3

VII.As I read this account, I keep coming back to questions about what we want from God, what God might want from us (and for us), and what the future brings to us? VIII.1 Samuel 8:4-7; 10:17-24 (NRSVUE) Then all … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections October 31 2021 Psalms 149:1-5, 150 Post 2

IV.In Thomas Merton’s Bread in the Wilderness, I came across this – “ … the Psalms are the nourishment of [the] interior life and of … personal prayer, so that at last [we] come to live them and experience them … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections June 13, 2021, Matthew 8:23-27 Post 3

You can find this week’s focus passage at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+8%3A23-27&version=NRSV VIII.Disciples are to watch their teacher, their master, and learn from the teacher and follow the teacher. Right? That’s what we see Jesus’ disciples doing. They follow him into a boat. … Continue reading