Light and Dark for Lent – 4th Sunday

What is the dark? Not seeing the point of Jesus being there, so continuing as you always have What is the light? Seeing Jesus brightly and following joyously…even carelessly     Begin with 3 candles snuffed out and 4 candles lit. John 9 – “As long as I am in the world, I am the […]

Light and Dark for Lent – Third Sunday

The Feast: today is not just about a lot of food but His words, and on Sunday we enjoy our fill of Him – always more than enough. The Fast: our full bellies and hearts take us into another week of following our King in the dark trenches. Remind yourself to pray often (you’re going […]

Light and Dark for Lent – Second Sunday

The truth about me – I am capable of great evil. Any bit of good, that was God you saw, not me. If the goal actually was to be good, my heart would quickly yell, “liar!” “failure!” all the time, and it would be true.  And if a week of Lent is meant to remind […]

Light and Dark for Lent – First Sunday

The contrast of light and dark is powerful, even to the youngest eyes. God uses stories and pictures of light and dark all throughout Scripture from beginning to end. A fascinating visual study if you like to journal. This picture of light and dark that God painted all over is the reason I love using […]

A Feast… for Lent?

What would motivate one to place a diamond on a muddy finger? Who actually wants a thieving crook in their house? Why would a king search the streets for a beggar? How can disease be the one pulled close?   Love. Unusual love.   I’ve only ever heard of one who loved like this – […]

Would we do Lent again next year?

  Yes, I would… in the sense that I would do something to prepare my heart and the heart of my children for the most important celebration on a Christian’s calendar – Resurrection Sunday.  It is in this sense that I am using the word Lent here.  I don’t need to call it Lent, although […]

Saturday of Passion week

The tomb Jesus was laid in was sealed on Saturday by a nervous group of religious leaders.  Guards were placed by the large stone…just in case someone got the idea to steal the body.  That would make it look like Jesus had actually risen from the dead as he had said he would.  They didn’t […]

Good Friday…seems like the darkness has won

I should be thinking about Jesus’ life and death every day, not just on Good Friday or Lent or Easter or Christmas, this is true. But I get lost in my daily life and forget often.  I confess that many days I do my routines without prayer or Jesus’ Words in my ears…my humanness comes […]

Thursday – Passover feast

Lambs are just as cute as bunnies and chicks! Last year we “rented” baby chicks for 2 weeks around Easter and within the first few days my kids were in love with them.  Needless to say, there were tears when we had to bring them back to the farm.  So what if there was a […]

Wednesday of Passion Week

What was happening Wednesday before the crucifixion? The story we read today was the one about Judas agreeing to betray Jesus and walking off with a bag of money in hand…what a great friend.  And what did the kids want to do with the story today?  You guessed it…a play!  We’re stuck on this track, […]