Drought is defined as, "a prolonged absence of something specified." Interestingly it also defines it an an archaic sense as, "thirst". I'd be lying to you if I said I haven't experienced spiritual "droughts" from time to time. My personal feeling is, that even the holiest of holy men and women throughout history have experienced … Continue reading February 28th, Spiritual Drought
The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Actually there wasn't any rumors. You just have to look back into the history of this blog and see that my writing had become more and more infrequent at the end of last year. I am not ashamed of telling people, nor do I advertise it … Continue reading February 27th, 2018
Merry Christmas everyone. I hope that everyone had blessed Christmas and as we approach the end of this calendar year let's reflect on all the blessings that God has given us in our lives this past year. This past year I made a New Years resolution to write daily Bible reflections. As with any New … Continue reading December 26th
Matthew 8:5-11 When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully." He said to him, "I will come and cure him." The centurion said in reply, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the … Continue reading December 4th, The centurion’s humble pie.
If you're not a Catholic, then you probably have never heard or read this story. It comes from the second book of Maccabees. Why 1st or 2nd Maccabees are not in a Protestant Bible is for a whole other day. The short answer is, Martin Luther said they and along with five other books weren't … Continue reading November 22nd. Mom’s, Faith, and Martyrdom.
Luke 18:35-43 As Jesus approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening. They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." He shouted, "Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!" The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to … Continue reading November 20th, Blindness and my Grandpa
Luke 17:7-10 Jesus said to the Apostles: "Who among you would say to your servant who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, 'Come here immediately and take your place at table'? Would he not rather say to him, 'Prepare something for me to eat. Put on your apron and … Continue reading November 14th, Who owes who?
Luke 17: 1-6 Jesus said to his disciples, "Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the one through whom they occur. It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones … Continue reading November 13th, Concrete Shoes and a Concrete Necklace.
Luke 14:12-14 On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees. He said to the host who invited him, "When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or sisters or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, in case they … Continue reading November 6th, A feast like no other.
Romans 5: 12,15b, 17-19, 20b-21 Brothers and sisters: Through one man sin entered the world, and through sin, death, and thus death came to all men, inasmuch as all sinned. If by that one person's transgression the many died, how much more did the grace of God and the gracious gift of the one … Continue reading October 24, Jesus picks up the pieces of Adam’s mess.