Tuesday, June 28 – Reflections

Tuesday, June 28 – Reflections

1 John 1:1-4 “I would never believe it if I hadn’t seen it for myself!” Was that your sentiment when you first saw a natural wonder like the Grand Canyon? Was that your response after witnessing the effects of a natural disaster? Have you said something similar after...
Tuesday, June 28 – Reflections

Monday, June 27 – Reflections

John 15:1-11 The joy that is able to sustain us, the joy we long for and cherish most, has deep roots. A friend told me that his late father never sat him down to tell him how to handle his life. He just always taught by example. His father treated everyone equally...
Tuesday, June 28 – Reflections

Sunday, June 26 – Reflections

Isaiah 65:17-25  My parents were quite artistic. Mom said Dad married her for her red sable paint brushes. Sadly, my work in high school art class produced muddy-looking paintings, a lumpy clay jar, and a few so-so sketches. Despite my lack of talent, I still enjoyed...
Tuesday, June 28 – Reflections

Saturday, June 25 – Reflections

Ephesians 4:14-16 The joke is that those of us from the South can use our accent to make a thinly veiled insult still sound sweet, as in “Well bless your heart!” I entered college as a music major but changed to psychology before the end of my first year. I thought I...
Tuesday, June 28 – Reflections

Friday, June 24 – Reflections

1 Corinthians 13:8-13 Weddings and funerals are part of life. At weddings we celebrate possibilities while funerals are occasions to share grief. Increasingly though, funerals are also considered opportunities to celebrate a life.  Since some of my happiest memories...
Tuesday, June 28 – Reflections

Thursday, June 23 – Reflections

1 Corinthians 13:1-7 The words of this familiar passage take me in surprising directions. Sometimes I think hypocrites are those without love, or religious leaders caught in scandals, or the arrogant, or those who aren’t as easy to get along with as they think they...