Holy Week 2020: A Legacy of Love

The Disciples thought they understood Passover. It was a tradition they knew well. During that final meal with Jesus, though, the fullness of their understanding expanded exponentially. What formerly celebrated a past event became an eternal expression of the sacrificial love of God. The Scriptures eloquently say, “Having loved his own who were in theContinue reading “Holy Week 2020: A Legacy of Love”

Holy Week 2020: PARABLES OF PASSION WEEK

HOLY WEEK 2020 DEVOTION SERIES Holy Week Light in the Darkness of COVID-19 A pandemic is the perfect backdrop for Holy Week. The first Holy Week followed a series of horrific plagues and began with God’s people fleeing in haste. On this Holy Week of 2020, let’s join Jesus at some of the pivotal momentsContinue reading “Holy Week 2020: PARABLES OF PASSION WEEK”

Holy Week 2020: Cleansing the Temple – Then and Now

Holy Week Light in the Darkness of COVID-19 A pandemic is the perfect backdrop for Holy Week. The first Holy Week followed a series of horrific plagues and began with God’s people fleeing in haste. On this Holy Week of 2020, let’s join Jesus at some of the pivotal moments of His week.  Often in thoseContinue reading “Holy Week 2020: Cleansing the Temple – Then and Now”

Holy Week 2020: Light in the Darkness of COVID-19

A pandemic is the perfect backdrop for Holy Week. The first Holy Week followed a series of horrific plagues and began with God’s people fleeing in haste. On this Holy Week of 2020, let’s join Jesus at some of the pivotal moments of His week.  Often in those passages, we see the burden on Jesus’Continue reading “Holy Week 2020: Light in the Darkness of COVID-19”

Will Covid-19 Change the Church?

Like many, in this time of ‘social distancing,’ my heart longs for connection. It isn’t really a new longing. Feeling like a mis-fit is common for me. But COVID-19 has given me a new appreciation for connectedness. It’s truly helped me understand the beauty of Church in a much deeper way. ‘The church is notContinue reading “Will Covid-19 Change the Church?”

Dove Notes: Wounded by the Enemy

Do you have any wounds from the battle of life…maybe a battle scar or two?  Life is hard and hurts unavoidable.  Today, my doves offer us some new insights on wounds. A couple weeks ago, I came home to three wounded doves.  There were slashes on their necks and at the top of their wings. Continue reading “Dove Notes: Wounded by the Enemy”

Do you have evidence?

Faith is the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11).  Did you see that?! Faith is EVIDENCE!  That is an incredibly powerful truth.  Faith is not a wishy, washy hope; it is evidence. Faith is a foundation to build your life on. Faith is also a powerful motivator and fuel. Acting on what we believe isContinue reading “Do you have evidence?”

Worship-filled Waiting

Waiting is a common – and usually unwelcome – experience.  We certainly dislike waiting for the results of lab tests or phone calls, but even waiting for good things frustrates us.  Our minds fix on what we do not have yet, making us unable to enjoy what we do have.  Doing that is a waste ofContinue reading “Worship-filled Waiting”

Forgetting Doesn’t Nullify

This piece is actually an entry in the Faithwriters Writing Challenge.  I highly recommend gathering with other writers to learn and grow.  The monthly group that meets in Chester is open to any who are interested.  Faithwriters is a lovely site and numerous on-line writing groups exist.  Together, we learn to share the insights andContinue reading “Forgetting Doesn’t Nullify”