A choice between two

After Galatians 4:21-31  Two women, one called Hagar, one called Sarah, one slave, one free, and…

My heart breaks

After Galatians 4:8-20  I know how far you traveled, how far you came, and my heart…

The siren’s call

After Galatians 4:8-20   You walk through the door and stood in the light, free, turning…

The heir

After Galatians 4:1-7  The heir will inherit the family estate, but consider that one word: will.…

Why a promise?

After Galatians 3:15-25  One wonders: why make a promise? Why tell a childless old man that…

A promise is a promise

After Galatians 3:15-25  A promise made is a promise kept. A promise made to one man…

Curse

After Galatians 3:7-14  The curse dragged me across a barren land, a landscape like desert, alone,…

It is faith

After Galatians 3:7-14  It is faith that makes you sons, heirs, Abraham’s heirs, and it’s clear…

I wave my palm

After John 12:12-19  I wave my palm, I lay down my cloak, to welcome the king…

An old man

After Galatians 3:1-9  An old man, 75, a barren wife, no earthly hope for children, for…

Heirs

After Galatians 3:1-9  It’s an ongoing reading of the will, a daily event to which all…

The promise

After Galatians 2:15-21  We embrace the law, its familiar lines and contours providing  comfort and assurance…

Even the best among us

After Galatians 2:11-14  An age-old story, this surrender to temptation, and yet not the most obvious…

Companions on the journey

After Galatians 2:1-10  After fourteen years, two accompany him, him the apostle called, two who carried…

Preparation time

After Galatians 1:11-24  The star for the prosecution show, transformed, became nothing, disappeared from the stage,…

That didn’t take long

After Galatians 1:6-10  You heard it, you learned it, you internalized it, and in no time…

Greeting in authority

After Galatians 1:1-15  A letter, a theme begins with a statement of authority and, also,  a…

Just a boy

After Luke 2:39-40  Just a boy, twelve years old, not a child and not a man,…

An old woman’s song

After Luke 2:36-38  I am 84, an old woman, and I have served here these many…

Angels sing

After Luke 2:8-16  A night like any other, a job like any other, watching over sheep…

How do we live

After Daniel 12:1-13  How do we live in a troubled time? What do we do  amid…

Found in the book

After Daniel 11:21-12:3  Destruction and death unimaginable, but then a sliver of light, a people protected,…

Behind the curtain

After Daniel 10:1-14  For a moment, a glimpse behind the curtain, of conflict, of war  to…

In a word: conflict

After Daniel 10:1-14  The word came  that day, the vision came, in conflict, a war, in…

Acknowledgement

After Daniel 9:1-9  What the old man confessed in his prayer: wickedness, rebellion, ignoring the prophets,…