Scripture Sunday: My Sad Life

I’m feeling terrible—I couldn’t feel worse! Get me on my feet again. You promised, remember? When I told my story, you responded; train me well in your deep wisdom. Help me understand these things inside and out so I can ponder your miracle-wonders. My sad life’s dilapidated, a falling-down barn; build me up again by […]

Scripture Sunday: Revere and Respect

Make the Master proud of you by being good citizens. Respect the authorities, whatever their level; they are God’s emissaries for keeping order. It is God’s will that by doing good, you might cure the ignorance of the fools who think you’re a danger to society. Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking […]

Scripture Sunday: Green Shoot and Budding Branch

A green Shoot will sprout from Jesse’s stump, from his roots a budding Branch. The life-giving Spirit of God will hover over him, the Spirit that brings wisdom and understanding, the Spirit that gives direction and builds strength, the Spirit that instills knowledge and Fear-of-God. Fear-of-God will be all his joy and delight. ~Isaiah 11:1-5 […]

Scripture Sunday: Blossom

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. ~Henry Ward Beecher     I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God’s Decree. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I […]

Scripture Sunday: The Way Up is Down

Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave […]

Scripture Sunday: Grace Graffiti

  I call to you, God, because I’m sure of an answer. So—answer! Bend your ear! Listen sharp! Paint grace-graffiti on the fences; take in your frightened children who are running from the neighborhood bullies straight to you. ~Psalm 17:6-7 (Message)  

Scripture Sunday: Inner Beauty

What matters is not your outer appearance— the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes— but your inner disposition. Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in. ~1 Peter 1:3-4 (Message) Joining Kelly and Claire and Sarah as they photographically respond to a quote by Mary […]