July 25, 2021, Lectionary

Thinking another person must be killed or cancelled in order to cover up some previous act might be a clue that the previous act was not so good. 2 Samuel 11:1-15

Did you know that Psalm 14 is very similar to Psalm 53? Maybe said twice is twice as important? God is looking for a smile or glance from you and me. Will we acknowledge God? Psalm 14

Paul prayed for the believers that they would be internally strengthened so Christ could live in them and they could comprehend and know the love of God. I pray this for all who know me. Ephesians 3:14-21

The feeding of the five thousand was one of seven miracles John chose to prove Jesus' divinity. The walking on the water was one of seven stories in John where Jesus said "I AM," translated "It is I," or "I am he." There are clues to good communication here. John 6:1-21

Thoughts about Listening

A gift listener would hear respectfully another person's "No," not trying to change, cancel, or override it. 2 Samuel 11:1-15

Even a glance or a smile can indicate your presence and willingness to give the gift of listening. Psalm 14

Name the best gift you could give to the next generation. Ephesians 3:14-21

Get some quiet. John 6:1-21