How is it that these trees bless my daily walk with their radiant beauty against the bright blue sky, their branches uplifted to the heavens as if in praise to the One who made us all? Are they able to do so… … because they once experienced the joy of thriving, as they grew and… Continue reading Seasons of Preparation
For a few weeks now, I have been trying to write a blog series, “An Encouraging Word” for these stressful and anxious days with COVID 19. Each time, I find myself with sort of a writer’s block. Oh, I am writing LOTS of words! But they are mostly words of frustration, anxiety, sorrow and anger,… Continue reading Walking as a Fixer Along the Broken Road
Have you anything here to eat? While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look… Continue reading April 14th- Have you anything here to eat?
What things? Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing… Continue reading April 13th- What things?
(My Reader Friends, As this Lenten season comes to an end with the joyful resurrection of Jesus, I am wishing you all the blessings of this Easter day! For me, these weeks have certainly had a Lenten feel, but not always a Lenten focus. I often found myself distracted by the fear, the isolation, and… Continue reading Easter! Do you love me?
When the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth? 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… Continue reading Easter Vigil- When the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?
For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life? From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests… Continue reading Good Friday- For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life…?
Could you not stay awake with me one hour? Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. Then he said… Continue reading Maundy Thursday- Could you not stay awake with me one hour?
Do you know what I have done to you? After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. So… Continue reading April 8th- Do you know what I have done to you?
But who do you say that I am? Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to… Continue reading April 7th- But who do you say that I am?