Monday Moment, May 20th Philippians 1:6 (NRSV) I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. A few months ago, I was feeling blissful about our new life in West Virginia. After having so many aspects of our… Continue reading Puzzles and Purposes
Monday Moment, May 13th Do you ever experience those frustrating times when “not bothering” to do something creates more of a bother later? I do quite often- and these usually happen when I am “just” going to do something quickly. Thinking I have a simple task that shouldn’t take much effort, that very lack of… Continue reading Why Bother?
Monday Moment, May 6th Isaiah 45:8 (NRSV) Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the skies rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation may spring up, and let it cause righteousness to sprout up also; I the Lord have created it. The other day poor Jim was caught in a downpour as he was… Continue reading After the Storm
Monday Moment, April 29th Luke 18:1-8 (NRSV) Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying,… Continue reading Pestering Prayers
Thank you, dear readers, for following my Lenten devotions this season. I hope that they blessed your spiritual journey as we walked together through the forty days, into Holy Week, then to the cross, and- joy of joys- to the incredible Resurrection! How blessed we are to know such a life that Jesus lived, to… Continue reading Monday Moment (April 22nd)
Easter Sunday, April 21 Live: to attain eternal life; to occupy a home; dwell; to be thoroughly absorbed by or involved with; to have a life rich in experience; to exhibit vigor, gusto, or enthusiasm in Mark 16:1-6 (NRSV) When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought… Continue reading LIVE! (Easter Sunday, April 21st)
Saturday Vigil, April 20 Lay: to put or set down; to place for rest or sleep Luke 23:50-56 (NRSV) Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph, who, though a member of the council, had not agreed to their plan and action. He came from the Jewish town of Arimathea, and he was waiting expectantly… Continue reading Lay (Saturday Easter Vigil, April 20th)