STAYING SANE IN A ROYALLY CRAZY WORLD

Daniel 4: “I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever.” What Constitutes Crazy? What Constitutes Sanity? What is the Gift for us from this part of Israel’s...

LIFE IN THE NON-STOP IMPERIAL SPECTACLE

DANIEL, CHAPTER 1 At first glance, today's Bible story is about a food fight: a fight between God-given fruits and veggies, maybe whole grains too, and a rich, royal diet of exotic delicacies. Does this story only show that, if you have a choice between donuts and a...

“WHERE I HAVE CARRIED YOU”

To whom was Jeremiah’s letter addressed? What’s the bad news? Exile, 70 years What’s the good news? God is with them The people would grow in faith and fruitfulness God would bless their neighbors, too. What does this mean for us? We are exiles too A warning against...

WHERE HAVE WE SEEN THIS FIRE BEFORE?

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest...

Jana’s Sabbatical Reflections

Jana's Sabbatical Reflections: Thank you Zion for your warm welcome back to me, after my sabbatical, and also for your cards and texts while I was away. Thank you for allowing me to experience quality time to focus on my personal and spiritual growth. This came in the...

I NOW CALL YOU ‘FRIENDS’

John 15: 9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that...