“it is finished” = our call to begin

The season of Lent presents a progression of ever-increasing opportunity when it comes to deepening our spiritual walk. Six-weeks for preparation; eight-days of Holy Week; three days if your observance begins with Good Friday. For me, one of the most moving is “Maundy Thursday,” and the occasion of The Last Supper. For many Christians, it’s an event that’s not really on their radar. Ash Wednesday … Continue reading “it is finished” = our call to begin

Love Beyond Reason; Promise Beyond Understanding

Today is Good Friday. It’s a day when love stepped up beyond reason, set all defenses aside, and allowed hate to nail the best hope history¬†ever saw¬†to a wooden scaffold. However, rather than being ground into obscurity under the heel of fear and brutality, love transformed the crudely assembled cross from a symbol of torture and repression into the most enduring emblem of victory, promise, … Continue reading Love Beyond Reason; Promise Beyond Understanding

A Reflection for Holy Saturday

It may be “Easter Saturday” today, with beautiful sunshine, clear air, and Easter-egg hunts around the church campus, but I still can’t get Good Friday out of my head. I have always felt the crucifixion more profoundly the day after Good Friday than the day itself. Maybe it’s because, like the disciples, it takes a little while for the weight of it to sink in. … Continue reading A Reflection for Holy Saturday

Rebekah’s hand surgery and thoughts about love

Yesterday morning started a little too early for our household. 4:30 to be precise. OK, if I’m going to be precise then that would be: “4:30 for me, Scout and the coffee pot, and 4:50 for Rebekah.” Regardless, it was too pre-dawn by far and we were in the SUV and heading for the surgery-center before 5:15. Rebekah was scheduled for out-patient hand surgery, First … Continue reading Rebekah’s hand surgery and thoughts about love