(Karen and Jim, Easter 2014) Our past three years could be described as the proverbial “roller-coaster ride” of life. In 2014, I was delighted to be called to serve in ministry with my husband Jim, who was a pastor at our dear church in Toledo. Nine months later, I learned that I had ovarian cancer.… Continue reading Identity
Ephesians 1:17-19 17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, 18 so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the… Continue reading Easter Sunday, April 16th- Resurrection!
Psalm 30:5 “…Weeping may endure for a night. But joy comes in the morning.” There had to be a sense of relief for Mary and the disciples when Jesus finally breathed his last and was taken down from the cross. Now he was no longer suffering. Those of us who have kept vigil with someone who is… Continue reading Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 15th- Transformation
John 19:30 30 When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. There are no words…
John 13:2b-5, 34-35 And during supper 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, 4 got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. 5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’… Continue reading Maundy Thursday, April 13th- Servanthood
Luke 9:51 51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. Today’s devotion isn’t pleasant. As we continue to accompany Jesus through the week leading up to his death, we think of that very thing: death. When Jesus “set his face to go to Jerusalem,” he… Continue reading Wednesday, April 12th- Mortality
1 Corinthians 1:17-18 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its power. 18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it… Continue reading Tuesday, April 11th- Remaining Behind the Cross