Tim Isbell online

About this site

Thanks for visiting my website. It contains material that I developed, use, and offer to anyone. I write for people who want to investigate or grow in the Christian faith, teachers, and pastors. Everything on the site is free.

I launched this website in 2010. In 2013, I opened a section on Personal Finance to help people manage their money through all stages of life. In 2021, I converted the Classic Google Site to the New Google Site framework.

Everything on the site is accessible through the pull-down menu system at the top of each webpage. In addition, notice the two additional columns on this Home page. Also, the "magnifying glass" icon at the top right of every page allows you to search for any word or phrase on the site.

You can use any materials on this site for yourself or your organization. When you distribute them unchanged, please leave my name attached. It becomes your own when you change them to fit your application, so please remove my name. If you think my contribution is notable to your finished product, you can give me an annotation of some sort - or not. If you own a website, feel free to point to any of my web pages.

This site, IsbellOnline.org, also offers a portal to some of my time. I'm available to serve Christian churches and non-profits through occasional preaching, teaching, and consulting. I also make time for individual spiritual inquiries.

Blessings, Tim

Recent additions

Bible Study - new every Wednesday

I update Tim's Scripture Digest every Wednesday (mid-day Pacific Time). Writing it anchors my spiritual practice of dwelling on a particular scripture for a couple of days at a time. To facilitate this habit, I write a few paragraphs on each of four scriptures each week and post them for anyone's use. The Digest is not a summary, devotional, or commentary. I write it to provide just enough background and guidance to help people dwell (reflect) on each passage for one or two days.

The scripture selections come from the Revised Common Lectionary, ensuring a balanced diet of scripture over a three-year cycle.

You can access the current Digest for the upcoming and most recent Sundays by

In that document, you will find links to all the Digests for all the weeks for which I've written (going back to March 2020).

It's the time each year when pastors and worship leaders look for material for the four weeks prior to Christmas. Check out the reading sets by clicking on the link above.