when death and resurrection are essentially the same idea

I thought about my friend Sandee, who would pass peacefully into her own sunset a little over an hour later (probably around sundown in Minnesota), and I thanked God for the continuous witness to the resurrection that we enjoy every single day. Continue reading when death and resurrection are essentially the same idea

live oaks, solid churches, resurrection, and life!

Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?” “Yes, Lord,” she told him. “I have always believed you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who has come into the world from God.” – John … Continue reading live oaks, solid churches, resurrection, and life!

Happy Glorious Easter Morning!

“I am the resurrection and the life,” Jesus said. “Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26 NEW LIFE! There really is nothing that testifies to Easter life more eloquently than springtime. That’s why I had to borrow one more of my daughter Naomi’s excellent … Continue reading Happy Glorious Easter Morning!

new every morning: light in the face of darkness

Each Sunday morning, without fail, laughter, mirth, and the gentle warmth of several hundred people smiling lights up the sanctuary in our church. It’s not that Rebekah and Tim tell jokes, so much as it is a genuine and ebullient spirit that illuminates our communion as a worshipping community. One recurring phrase from Rebekah that always draws a chuckle is, “This is one of my … Continue reading new every morning: light in the face of darkness