The Mundane and the Monumental: Clinging to Easter on Monday Morning

This is a re-post of my Jesus Calling blog post, April 1, 2018. It feels especially appropriate today. I hope you are encouraged. Six days before Easter morning, I found … Continue reading The Mundane and the Monumental: Clinging to Easter on Monday Morning

“I Have Seen the Lord!”

“Rabboni!” Mary gasped, and threw herself at His feet.  Mary laughed through her tears as the scent of myrrh and aloes drifted up to her and she realized the men … Continue reading “I Have Seen the Lord!”

The Abbey of Gethsemani

“Jesus, remember me…”

“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom” (Luke 23:42) It was a hope well placed.  Jesus’ answer was immediate and full of promise- rescuing the one willing to … Continue reading “Jesus, remember me…”

A Kingdom Not of This World

Jesus turned to carry His crossbeam to Golgotha.  He was just collateral damage in the eyes of Pilate and the Jewish leaders, a pawn to be played.  In truth, His … Continue reading A Kingdom Not of This World

Saints and Screw-ups

My mom tells me I was in church within mere days after my birth.  Many of my earliest memories are of little country churches and the good, kind people who … Continue reading Saints and Screw-ups

Dominus Flevit, Where Jesus Wept

Jesus wept.  We are told he wept at the grave of Lazarus and wept again as he gazed at beautiful Jerusalem on his triumphal entry.  The word for “wept” as … Continue reading Dominus Flevit, Where Jesus Wept

The Complexities of Pilate

When the Jewish leaders brought Jesus before Pilate early on the morning after his arrest, they may have been surprised to find the Roman ruler already awake and ready to sit in judgment.  … Continue reading The Complexities of Pilate

Easter Series

For those of you who have been following my blog for awhile may remember I did an Advent series this past December.  I have decided to do a few posts … Continue reading Easter Series