Scripture Index

Genesis   Exodus   Leviticus   Numbers   Deuteronomy   Joshua   Judges   Ruth   1 Samuel   2 Samuel   1 Kings   2 Kings   1 Chronicles   2 Chronicles   Ezra   Nehemiah   Esther   Job   Psalms   Proverbs   Ecclesiastes   Song of Solomon   Isaiah   Jeremiah   Lamentations   Ezekiel   Daniel   Hosea   Joel   Amos   Obadiah   Jonah   Micah   Nahum   Habakkuk   Zephaniah   Haggai   Zechariah   Malachi   Matthew   Mark   Luke   John   Acts of the Apostles   Romans   1 Corinthians   2 Corinthians   Galatians   Ephesians   Philippians   Colossians   1 Thessalonians   2 Thessalonians   1 Timothy   2 Timothy   Titus   Philemon   Hebrews   James   1 Peter   2 Peter   1 John   2 John   3 John   Jude   Revelation   

Genesis  Genesis 1:28, 31 Pretending Doesn’t Make it So


Genesis 1:28  The Climate of Homespun Truths

Genesis 1:26  Planning for a Healthy World

Genesis 1:1-31  Pope Francis and the Environment

Genesis 1:1-31  Childhood Lessons on the Environment

Genesis 8:22    Rainbows and Memories

Genesis 17:7-8 An Antidote for Doubt

Genesis 25:19-33, 27:1-46, 33:1-17   Listening In the Center

Genesis 28:16  Sacred Space- Holy Ground


Exodus 1:15-22  Checking Pharaoh’s Power

Exodus 1:15-22  The Tale of Two Midwives


Exodus 3   Lent – Letting God be God

Exodus 3:7-8  The Long Journey to a Promised Land

Exodus 3:7-8 In the Wilderness

Exodus 3:14   Who is God to You?

Exodus 20  Remembering to Remember the Sabbath

Exodus 20:8  Grace in Action

Exodus 20:8  The Gift of a Village

Leviticus Leviticus 19:10, 33  Hearing the Cries of God’s People


Leviticus 19:18  Love Draws the Circle Wide

Leviticus 25:3    Facts Always Win

Deuteronomy Deuteronomy 5:15  It Really Does Take a Village


Deuteronomy 8   Thanksgiving – A Time to Remember

Deuteronomy 8:7-18   There Are No Bootstrap People

Deuteronomy 10:17b-18  The Importance of a Vote

Deuteronomy 10:17-19, 24:17  Immigration Policy – Child Abuse

Deuteronomy 24:20  A Place for the Refugee

Deuteronomy 30:19   Choosing Life in a Warming World


Joshua 24:15  In a Multitude of Choices, Choosing the God of Life

Joshua 24:15  Choosing the God of Life

I & II Samuel I Samuel 16:7  Inauguration – Changing Visions – Changing Dreams


II Samuel 12:9  Prophets and the Word of God

II Samuel 18:5,33  God’s Pain Over Lost People

I & II Kings I King 3:5-9   A Heart With the Skill to Listen
I & II Chronicles  
Esther  Esther 4:13-14  Perfect Love in a Time of Challenge
Job Job 19:23-25  Does Anyone Really Need God

Psalms   To the God of All Truth

Psalm 1      They Are Like Trees

Psalm 8:3-5   The Gift of Sabbath Time

Psalm 15:1-2 The Tragic Implications of Denial

Psalm 15:1-3  When the Long Night Ends

Psalm 18:6  What Color Will it Be?

Psalm 18:28   Reimagining Christmas Traditions 

Psalm 19:1 The Heaven’s Are Telling – God’s Good Gifts of Creation

Psalm 23  Upon the Night View of the World, a Day View Must Follow 

Psalm 23   Letting Our Shepherd Lead

Psalm 23  Cups Running Over

Psalm 23 Resting in God’s Gift of Creation

Psalm 23:1   The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 23:1   I Shall Not Want

Psalm 23:2     He Makes Me Lie Down in Green Pastures

Psalm 23:2b    Beside Still Waters

Psalm 23:3    God Restores My Soul 

Psalm 23:3b  Led in Paths of Righteousness

Psalm 23:4b  Thou Art With Me

Psalm 23:4a  Walking Through the Dark Valley

Psalm 23:4b   Thy Rod and Thy Staff, They Comfort Me

Psalm 23:5a   In the Presence of My Enemies

Psalm 24:1  What Kind of World are We Leaving Our Children

Psalm 26:7 Giving Thanks for a Thanksgiving Hymn

Psalm 27:1   Holding in the Center

Psalm 27:10  God Never Stops Loving

Psalm 30:5b  Grief’s Expression

Psalm 30:5b  Grief Catches Us Unaware – A Revision

Psalm 32:1-2   God’s Grace in the Hard Lessons of Life

Psalm 34:18   Weighing the Scales of Justice

Psalm 40:2   God’s Saving Grace

Psalm 40:5  God Preparing a Way

Psalm 42   100,000 Laments, 100,000 Cries of Pain

Psalm 42:1   Sabbath Time

Psalm 42:5   Hanging on to Hope

Psalm 42:5   When the Soul is Cast Down?

Psalm 42:11   Why Art Thou Cast Down, O My Soul  

Psalm 56:8  The God Who Stores Tears

Psalm 57:1   Sheltering in the Shadow of God’s Wings

Psalm 67:4   In Praise of Founding Mothers

Psalm 73    Why Do the Wicked Prosper

Psalm 82:3   Immigration Policy – Recognizing Child Abuse for What It Is

Psalm 83:3-4  Wading Through the Aftermath of George Floyd’s Death

Psalm 84:3  A Trip to the Headwaters of the Mississippi

Psalm 90:12  Priorities – Remember the Big Rocks First

Psalm 91:4-6  Sheltering in the Shadow of God’s Wings

Psalm 92:1-2  Giving Thanks in an Imperfect Time

Psalm 92:12-14  Aging Gracefully

Psalm 92:12-14   Aging with Grace

Psalm 96:11-12  Every Good and Perfect Gift

Psalm 97   Prayers for God’s Light to Shine on Ukraine

Psalm 101:1-2    Swimming With the Pigs

Psalm 101  Quotes and Prayers Tucked in My Bible

Psalm 103:1-13  Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Psalm 103:13  Forgiveness Comes as a Refreshing Balm

Psalm 119:10  Prayer for the New Year – A Faithful Heart

Psalm 130:3  Howard Thurman on Moments of High Resolve

Psalm 133:1,3  Kindred Living Together in Unity

Psalm 133:1-2a & 3  Families – Hanging on to the Precious

Psalm 137:1-4   Seed of Mercy, Goodness and Love

Psalm 137:1-4  An Antidote to Doubt

Psalm 139  The God From Whom We Cannot Hide

Psalm 139:7-10  Millennial’s and the Faith Community

Psalm 139:7-10  The Courage to Break Free

Psalm 139:9-10  The Long Arm of God

Psalm 139:23-24 Being a Christian is More than Something We Believe

Psalm 139:23-24 An Unintentional Observer of a Life

Psalm 146     Subversive Scripture

Psalm 147:3  Trusting in the Fallow Time

Proverbs Proverbs 1:8-9   Susanna Wesley’s Faith


Proverbs 3:5   Moral Imagination- Lifting Domes

Proverbs 3:5-6   Sometimes the Answers are Already within our Grasp

Proverbs 3:5-6  Going in Circles

Proverbs 15:1  Offering Grace in Covid Times

Proverbs 16:18   Please Don’t Let Me Look Dumb

Proverbs 17:6   The Gratitude Jar

Proverbs 17:17   The Footprints of a Friend

Proverbs 17:17 Friendship is Built on Trust

Proverbs 17:22   Life’s Little Bumps – Sometimes the Story is Enough

Proverbs 18:12-13   Leaving Our Bubbles of Truth

Proverbs 21:21  The Power of a Word

Proverbs 22:6   Milk Spilled with Love

Proverbs 22:6  On the Light Side – A Dash of Humor

Proverbs 22:28  The Gift of Setting Boundaries

Proverbs 27:9  Blessed are the Bonds of Friendship

Proverbs 28:15-16  Which Truth is True

Proverbs 29:18  Grasping Hold of the Vision


Ecclesiastes 3:1  In the Era of the Urgent – Clinging to the Important

Ecclesiastes 3:11   A Touch of Spring

Song of Solomon Song of Solomon 2:11-13    Love Story in the Garden


Song of Solomon 8:7   Treasured Memories

Isaiah Isaiah 1:23 Immigration Policy – Recognizing Child Abuse


Isaiah 2:4   Cure Our Warring Madness

Isaiah 2:3b-5 Walk in the Light of the Lord

Isaiah 7:14   Emmanuel, God With Us

Isaiah 9:2      The Longest Night,  

Isaiah 9:2     Christmas Will Come and Go – But the Christ of Christmas Will Remain

Isaiah 9:2-7   Hope in a World of Darkness

Isaiah 9:2,6  There is Both Mystery and Miracle About Christmas

Isaiah 11:1     Prophet, Poet and Promises 

Isaiah 11:1-4a, 6  Star Child

Isaiah 11:1-4a, 6   Yearning for the Perfect Christmas

Isaiah 11:6   When Wolves and Lambs Lie Down Together

Isaiah 11:6-9   A World of Enough,    

Isaiah 11:6-9    Advent Waiting with Expectation

Isaiah 30:18  Weary in the Waiting

Isaiah 35:1  Winter Doldrums and a Flower Show

Isaiah 35:1-2   God Makes a Way

Isaiah 35:1-10  Shaped and Formed in the Wilderness

Isaiah 35   The Holy Way

Isaiah 35:1-10  Out of Darkness – Hope

Isaiah 40:3   Prepare a Way for the Lord

Isaiah 40:28-31  Strength Under Pressure

Isaiah 40:21-31  God’s Care is Forever

Isaiah 42:1-4   Heartache at Christmas

Isaiah 42:1-4  A Bruised Reed He Will Not Break

Isaiah 43:1   Named by God

Isaiah 43:1b-2  Thou Knowest, O God, I Am Thine!

Isaiah 43:1-2     I Have Called You by Name 

Isaiah 43:2-3   Seeing Outside the Frame

Isaiah 43:10-18  Is it Well With Your Soul?

Isaiah 43:18-19  Restoration -Trusting God With Pain

Isaiah 45:2   The Mood of Christmas

Isaiah 48:8-12   Life Wrapped in Unexpected Packages

Isaiah 49:14-16  Giving Thanks for Saints in Our Lives

Isaiah 49:15  God’s Mother-Like Love

Isaiah 52:7-9  How Beautiful Upon the Mountains

Isaiah 55:8-9   When Plans Go Awry

Isaiah 61:1-4    A Garland Instead of Ashes

Isaiah 61:1-3   Needing Some Christmas Promise

Isaiah 66:13   Mother’s Day Love


Jeremiah 8:10b-11   The Heavy Work of Prophesy

Jeremiah 8:22-9:1  Jeremiah- “Oh that I Might Weep Day and Night”

Jeremiah 9:23-24   Seeing 20/20 in 2020

Jeremiah 17:7-9   Setting Deep Roots

Jeremiah 20:7b-8   Jeremiah, The Pastor’s Prophet

Jeremiah 23:5-8   Poking Holes in the Darkness

Jeremiah 29:5-7   When Plans Go Amiss

Jeremiah 31:34b    God’s Divine Amnesia

Lamentations Lamentations 3:17-20   How Long God, How Long


Lamentations 3:19-224   Memories that Haunt

Lamentations 3:22-23  Cold Winters and Springtime Hope

Lamentations 3:22-23    Mercies New Every Morning

Lamentations 3:22-24   Surprised by God’s Angels of Mercy

Lamentations 3:49  On the Other Side of Good Friday

Ezekiel Ezekiel 2:3-5  Choosing Life in a Warming World


Ezekiel 36:25-27    A New Heart

Daniel Daniel 6:22 In the Strife of Truth with Falsehood
Hosea Hosea 2:18b   Remembering a Name

Joel 2:13-2:12 Ash Wednesday’s Call to Repentance

Joel 2:12-13  Ash Wednesday

Joel 2:12-13  The National News and the Book of Joel


Amos  5:24   Another Week – Another Shooting

Amos 5:24    Gun Deaths – The Tears Keep Flowing

Amos 5:24   Faith and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Amos 5:24   Seeing 20/20 in 2020

Jonah Jonah 4:2-3  Jonah and God’s Too Persistent Call


Jonah 1-4    Jonah – God’s Petulant Prophet

Micah Micah 4:1-5   The Promise of Peace


Micah 4:3-4 In a Moment, Life Changes

Micah 5:2-5  The Trip to Bethlehem

Micah 6:8 *Finding the Way Home

Micah 6:8   Save Us from Weak Resignation

Micah 6:8  Conflicting Values Tear at the Fabric of Our Nation

Micah 6:6-8   Prayer and Action

Habakkuk Habakkuk 2:1-5    Advent’s Waiting Time


Habakkuk 3:17-19   Though the Fig Tree Does Not Blossom

Habakkuk 3:17-19  Yet, I Will Rejoice in the Lord

Zephaniah Zephaniah 3:19-20    An Advent Prayer

Zechariah 7:9-10   Democracy USA Style

Zechariah 7:9     For A Just Peace in the Holy Land

Zechariah 8:16-17  The Pain of Trusting A False Prophet



Sirach  6:14-15 Faithful Friends are a Sturdy Treasure

Matthew Matthew 1:1-17   Skeletons in the Closet


Matthew 1:18-24   When Words Become Flesh

Matthew 1:18-25   A Dream and the Voice of an Angel

Matthew 1:23   God, Searching to Save

Matthew 1:22-23    A Tree Full of Blessed Memories

Matthew 2:1-2     Follow the Star

Matthew 2:1-2   A New Year – Leaving Christmas Behind

Matthew 2:9   Thoughts on Entering 2023

Matthew 2:1-12  After the Celebration – Epiphany

Matthew 2:1-12  Returning From Christmas

Matthew 2:10-12  The Joy of New Beginnings

Matthew 2:16-18   Rachel’s Tears

Matthew 2:13-23   Mary and Joseph – Running From Danger

Matthew 2:13-23  Confronting Evil – Even at Christmas,     

Matthew 2:13-23  Turning the Pages of a Year

Matthew 4:16    Candles of Hope

Matthew 5:4     Jesus Weeps with Those Who Weep

Matthew 5:6  Making a Life of Difference

Matthew 5:6-7  The Power of a Movement

Matthew 5:9   To Say a Prayer for Peace

Matthew 5:14-15 Letting Your Light Shine

Matthew 5:15-17  Brightly Beams God’s Mercy

Matthew 5:43-45 What is a Christian to do in this World of Alternative Facts

Matthew 5:43-48 The Legitimization of Hate

Matthew 5:43-45  We Have to Stop the Hate

Matthew 5:48    Left Over Ashes

Matthew 6:10  An Apology for a Former President

Matthew 6:28-29   Consider the Lilies

Matthew 6:33     I Worry

Matthew 6:33   The Search for Happiness

Matthew 6:33   Getting the Big Rocks into Place First

Matthew 7:1-2  God’s Limits or Ours?

Matthew 7:1-3   Becoming Free to be Compassionate

Matthew 7:1-3  God is on the Side of the Poor

Matthew 7:3  Jury Duty and the Question “Isn’t Christianity all about Forgiveness and Redemption”

Matthew 7:15-17  The Pain of Trusting a False Prophet

Matthew 7:36-50   Well, That was Embarrassing

Matthew 9:36    Jesus Had Compassion on Them

Matthew 10:29-31    Just the Right Amount of Rain

Matthew 11:28  Be Kind to Yourself

Matthew 11:28-30   Why Jesus?

Matthew 11:28-30   Offering Grace in Covid Times

Matthew 13:10-17  Stumbling Into God’s Arms

Matthew 13:13   The Gentle Draw of God

Matthew 16:24-25   The Way of the Cross – Grace and Mercy

Matthew 16:24-26    The Value of a Soul

Matthew 17:1-8      Listen to Jesus

Matthew 18:1-7, 10  Angels Watching Over Me

Matthew 18:21-22  The Trouble with Words

Matthew 19:24   Easier For a Camel

Matthew 21:8-9  Finding Your Place in the Parade

Matthew 21:28-32   The Quality of a Commitment

Matthew 21:31  Breaking Free From Sex Trafficking

Matthew 22:37-40  The Heavy Cost of Politicizing Covid

Matthew 23:37-38  Climate Science is Not an Opinion

Matthew 25:40    Health Care Debates and Anxieties

Matthew 25:40   Hunger at the Dollar Store

Matthew 25:40   Common Decency in Immigration Policy

Matthew 25:37-40   Un-Dividing a Divided Washington

Matthew 25:31-46   Faith and the Plight of Refugees

Matthew 25:31-46   The Power to Push Back the Darkness

Matthew 25:31-46   Conflicting Values Tear at the Fabric of our Nation

Matthew 25:31-40, 5:3-9  Politics Through the Lens of Jesus

Matthew 25:35-36, 40  They Will Know We Are Christians by Our _____.

Matthew 26:6-13  “The Anointer” ( A Dramatic Monologue)

Matthew 26:14-16    Mother of Judas ( A Dramatic Monologue)

Matthew 27:46  A Good Friday Time

Matthew 27:46  On the Path to Easter

Matthew 28:1-10   The Church of the Last Chance – An Easter Story

Matthew 28:1-10    God’s Unexpected Answer to Evil

Matthew 28:1-10    I Believe in Easter

Matthew 28:20 Jesus Keeps Calling

Mark Mark 1:15  Repent, and Trust in the Joyful Message of Hope


Mark 4:41 Put Your Hand in the Hand of the One Who Quiets the Storm

Mark 6:19-24   Whatever Became of Salome?

Mark 9:2-3   Catching a Glimpse of the Divine

Mark 9:6-8   Following Jesus- The One Who is – Or the one We Want Him to Be

Mark 10:14, 16   When the Heart Bleeds

Mark 12:31  God Calls us a Higher Standard – That of Loving Our Neighbor as Ourselves

Mark 12:30-31    Missing – Online Christian Values

Mark 12:31  Fear that Divides

Mark 15:34  The Intersection of Blessing and Grace

Luke Luke 1:1-3   Jesus Keeps Calling


Luke 1:5-17   Making Ready a People

Luke 1:26-38  Mary’s Yes- Both Gift and Dilemma,  

Luke 1:26-38  Walk Softly as You Go Through Christmas

Luke 1:47-53   In Spite of it All – Angels Still Sing

Luke 1:26-38  Getting Ready for Christmas

Luke 1:38-45  The Strength of a Mother’s Love

Luke 1:38-45  Do You Hear the Angels Song- “Be Not Afraid”

Luke 1:46-47  Mary’s Song

Luke 1:49-53   Christmas Promise in a “Not Yet” World

Luke 1:57, 67-79  Reflecting God’s Light

Luke 1:67-79    Christmas is for Imperfect People

Luke 2:1-7    On a Silent Night

Luke 2:6-7   Mystery, Wonder and Awe

Luke 2:1-14     He is Born

Luke 2:1-20   Three Hundred and Sixty-five Days of Christmas Each Year

Luke 2:15-20  Telling the True Story

Luke 2:15-20   The Singing of Angels

Luke 2:21-24  Each Child a Miracle

Luke 2:25-38 Christmas is for Those Who Refuse to Grow Up

Luke 3:4-6 Against the Backdrop of Pain – Advent Waits

Luke 4:1-2  Tested in the Wilderness

Luke 4:16-19    Advent Anticipation

Luke 4:29-30   Killing the Messenger, Jesus and Dr. Fauci

Luke 5:1-11    Fish Story

Luke 9:28b-29  Transcendent Moments

Luke 10:27   Love Like a Magic Penny

Luke 10:25-37   Syrian Refugees – Adrift and in Desperate Need

Luke 10:25-37   Moving Beyond our Fear to Care

Luke 12:27  Fulfilling a Vision

Luke 13:21   Leaven in the Kingdom of God

Luke 15:10   God’s Pain Over Lost People

Luke 15:11-24  Forgetting to Come Home 

Luke 15:11-24   A Father Wait for His Son’s Return

Luke 15:11-24       God Never Stops Searching for Us

Luke 15:11-24      Saved From Our Predicament

Luke 15:11-24  We Cannot Fall From Grace

Luke 15:11-24  Prone to Wander

Luke 18:6-8a    The Gift of Persistence

Luke 19:1-10  Zacchaeus – A Changed Heart

Luke 19:41-44    The Tears of Holy Week

Luke 19:41-44   The Tears of Jesus

Luke 19:42   A Covid19 Palm Sunday

Luke 22:3-4    Judas – Betrayer or Confused Disciple?

Luke 23:21   Holy Week, Questions and Passions

Luke 23:34-46   The Intersection of Blessing and Grace

Luke 24:1-5  Easter is God’s Message of Hope

Luke 24:5  Easter’s Evidence -Transformed Lives, Changed Hearts

Luke 24:1-11  Doubt & Faith Intermingle


John 1:5  One Born to be Light

John 1:1-18  Christ our Hope

John 1:14   An Interrupted Advent

John 1:1-16  Dwelling Among us in Love

John 1:4-5    Needing Some Christmas Promise

John 1:1-5    Just When the Night is Darkest

John 1:1-5  Trusting in the Light

John 1:1-8   By God’s Grace – Light Will Shine

John 1:1-17  God’s Welcome Sign, For All the World’s People

John 1:10-17  The Power to Become Children of God

John 1:1-5    A Moment of Grace

John 1:12  A Christmas Star

John 3:8   Laughing the Laughter of the Spirit

John 3:16  The Climate of Homespun Truths

John 3:16-17  Jesus Came to Save the World

John 3:16-17    Grace Upon Grace

John 3:17   Pondering the Mystery of Jesus

John 8:32    Covid In a Generation of Instant Gratification

John 8:32  Vaccine Wars and The Long Slow Conversion

John 10:10  Life with Abundance

John 11:1-44   Mary, A Disciple of Jesus (A Dramatic Monologue)

John 11:25-26   Easter Wonder and Awe

John 12:3-7  Mary’s Extravagant Generosity

John 13:24-25    Just Love

John 13:25   Love Draws the Circle Wide

John 13:34  Fear Divides – Love Unites

John 13:34  Remembering Decency- John McCain

John 14:26    Star Wars and the Holy Spirit

John 15  Star Wars and the Holy Spirit

John 15:5-6   Favorite Quotes

John 15:12    The Power to Bless  

John 15:12   The Power of a Small Group

John 16:13    I Believed Richard Nixon

John 16:33    Everywhere, Always in God’s Hands

John 16:33  Giving Up Hopelessness for Lent

John 20:19-29  Hovering Behind Locked Doors

John 20:19-29   The Church of the Last Chance – An Easter Story

John 20:24-29   Thomas and Other Skeptics

John 20:24-25   Doubting Your Doubts

John 20:24-29  Noticing God

Acts  Acts 2    Laughing the Laughter of the Spirit


Acts 2    Star Wars and the Holy Spirit

Acts 4:19-20  Telling Our Stories of God’s Love

Acts 9:1-4   Our Long Slow Conversion

Acts 9:4-5   Grace in the Turnarounds

Acts 20:35 Circles at Christmas

Romans Romans 5:3-5  What Color Will it Be?


Romans 8:26 Standing at the Door

Romans 8:28  All Things Working Together for Good

Romans 8:35, 37-38  Assumptions- Coloring Our World with Misinformation

Romans 8:38-39  Tears of Confusion

Romans 8:38-39    God With Us in the Small Stuff

Romans 12:1-2 The Challenge of Trump to Christian Ethics

Romans 12:2, 16-18  Spreading our Grievances

Romans 12:9-12   The Great Storm of the Lord

Romans 12:9-13   A Clouded Pentecost

Romans 12:9-13, 16-17  Transformational Thinking

Romans 12:14-18  Living Peaceably with All

Romans 12:21 Planting Seeds of Mercy, Compassion and Love

Romans 13:8-9   Owe Nothing But Love

Romans 13:10   Interconnected and Interdependent

Romans 13:10  Recovering Christian Ethics in the Age of Covid-19

Romans 15:13   Where is God?

Romans 15:13  Finding Joy in Each Other

I & II Corinthians I Corinthians 2:9    How Great Thou Art


I Corinthians 5:17  Easter’s Rescue Mission

I Corinthians 12:4-6    Who in Your Life Needs Some Applause?

I Corinthians 13:4   Walking on the Sunny Side

I Corinthians 13:1-3  Living Beyond our Fears,  into the Joyous Generosity of God

I Corinthians 13:1-13 To Love is to be Vulnerable

I Corinthians 13:4-7   Growing Values in a Time of Covid

I Corinthians 13:4-8a    Love – The Condition Under Which We Flourish

I Corinthians 13:7-8a  Revolving Doors and The Grace of Interruptions

I Corinthians 13:12  Seeing Through a Glass Darkly

I Corinthians 13:1 & 13  Noisy Gongs or Christ Centered Love

I Corinthians 13:13   Love is the Rudder

I Corinthians 15:54b-55   A Cross Stands at the Center of Easter

II Corinthians 1:3-4    Imagined Slights and Small Misunderstandings

II Corinthians 4:7-9  The Power to Overcome

II Corinthians 4:7-9  Choosing One’s Attitude – Finding Meaning

II Corinthians 4:16-18   Do Not Lose Heart

II Corinthians 5:17    Sometimes There is a Hole in the Ceiling Made for the Hand of God

II Corinthians 5:17  A New Year – A Time to Bless and  to Heal

II Corinthians 5:17    Ted Loder -Bring More of What I Dream

II Corinthians 9:7    The Joy of Generosity

II Corinthians 9:7  Wealth – A Means of Blessing Others

II Corinthians 12:9  Carried by Grace

Galatians Galatians 5:13-14 The Enigma of Donald Trump in the Evangelical World


Galatians 5:14    Jesus Doesn’t Give our Politics a Pass on Loving our Neighbor

Galatians 5:22-23    It Takes So Little to Be Kind

Galatians 5:22-23   Needed – Patience, Persistence, Love

Galatians 5:21-22  Getting a Character Do-Over

Galatians 6:2     Waiting Through a Storm

Galatians 6:2  Reminded of Small Blessings

Ephesians Ephesians 1:15-20  What Can I Give Him?


Ephesians 2:8  Standing in the Need of Grace

Ephesians 3:16-19    Stretching the Heart

Ephesians 3:16-19  Empty Your Pockets

Ephesians 3:16-19  How Wide the Heart, How High the Soul

Ephesians 3:16-19    The Unappreciated Cottage Cheese

Ephesians 4:14-15    No Longer Dupes

Ephesians 3:17b-19   Steadfast Love Transforms all Failure

Ephesians 4:16-19   Prophets and the Word of God

Ephesians 4:30-32 Lent – A Season of Turning Around

Ephesians 4:32  Forgiveness Lives in the Center of Relationships

Ephesians 6:10-18  Are You Listening to Screwtape of Listening to God?

Ephesians 6:16-21  Unanswered Prayer and God’s Answers

Philippians Philippians 1    Failing Forward With Jesus


Philippians 1:3-11 Set on Fire With Gospel Love

Philippians 1:6   If I Were Just a Better Christian

Philippians 2  Civility is Basic to Christian Life

Philippians 2:3-4   Leaving the Judging to God

Philippians 4:5-9   Fixing Blame

Philippians 4:6-7    How Long God, How Long?

Philippians 4:8  What is Feeding Your Soul? 

Philippians 4:13  Fate or Destiny – You Decide


Colossians 3:12-15    Put on Compassion – Put on Love

Colossians 3:12   Embracing Humility

 I & II Thessalonians I Thessalonians 1:2   The World Needs All the Saints God Can Muster


I Thessalonians 3:7, 9  Counting Blessings One By One

I Thessalonians 5:14   Creating Space to Listen

I Thessalonians 5:17   The Gifts of Prayer

I Thessalonians 5:18  Giving Thanks in the Difficult Times

I Thessalonians 5:18  Thanking God in the Midst of Turmoil

 I & II Timothy  I Timothy 2:1-3  The Incapacity of Washington to Govern  


I Timothy 2:1-3  Leadership in Trying Times

II Timothy 1:4   Face to Face

II Timothy 1:5   God’s Mother Like Love

II Timothy 4:7    Finishing the Race

II Timothy 4:7-21   Come Before Winter

Philemon Philemon 1  No Longer a Slave
Hebrews Hebrews 11    Needing a Certificate of Martyrdom?
Hebrews 11:1  The Hand of Jesus Holding Us Up


Hebrews 12  Waymarks of the Journey

Hebrews 12:1 Pilgrims on a Journey

Hebrews 12:1   Blessed to Have Tarried With the Saints

Hebrews 12:1-2   Sustained by the Prayers of Friends

Hebrews 12:6   The Grace of Maturing in Faith

James James 1   Hearing the Cries of God’s People


James 1:17  Every Good and Perfect Gift

James 1:22  One Act of Love at a Time

James 5:7-8  A Season of Growth

I & II Peter I Peter 1:3-4   Hovering Behind Locked Doors


I Peter 2:1-2   Disappearing Differences

I Peter 2:25  Guardian of Souls

I Peter 3:8-11  Planting Peace

I Peter 4:8 Difficult Relationships and the Four Minute Rule

I Peter 5:7   Cast Your Cares on God

I, II, III John I John 2:9-10    Lent – Time for a Spiritual Checkup


I John 4:18 Will We Live Out Our Heritage as People of Faith or Will We Succumb to Fear

I John 4:19-21   Walking with a Limp

I John 4:20-21  Can We Listen to our Neighbor’s Story

I John 5:20-21   Wanted: Another Great Awakening 


Revelation 21:4   When the Heart Bleeds

Revelation 21:6-7 Trusting God with Our Pain

Revelation 21:4-7   Comfort In God’s Everlasting Arms