February 14, 2021, Luke 8:1-3, Mark 15:40, John 20:10-18 Post 2

Take time today to go to these passages again –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+8%3A1-3%2C+Mark+15%3A40%2C+John+20%3A10-18&version=NRSV V.I close each of these calls to reflection with the latin phrase, “ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.” I take that to translate as “where love and passion are, … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 10, 2021, Luke 5:1-11 Post 3

Once more, you may want to spend time with this week’s Scripture –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%205%3A1-11%20&version=NRSV;MSG VI.The image of Peter and his companions washing their nets, holds my attention. Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was … Continue reading

December 13, 2020, Matthew 1:18-25, ISSL Reflections Post 3

Here is this week’s Scripture passage for you to read again –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%201%3A18-25&version=NRSV;CEB;MSG VI.As you considered these past several days when and where did Emmanuel become more real for you? I know there are times (days, weeks, even more) when such … 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

January 19, 2020, 1 Kings 8:22-30, 52-53 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflection

VIII.“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Even heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, much less this house that I have built! Regard your servant’s prayer and his plea, O Lord my God, heeding the cry and … Continue reading

… where will he appear …

Allow me a moment the Christmas Day to share a few words from the sermon “The Face in the Sky” by Frederick Buechner. You can find the full text of the sermon at https://www.frederickbuechner.com/blog/2019/12/24/weekly-sermon-illustration-the-face-in-the-sky Those who believe in God can … Continue reading