The Climax of the Entire Calendar is Upon Us

A feast, a celebration, a party like no other. Preparing for Resurrection Sunday? Resurrection Sunday is a shadow of that someday soon feast – The Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Can I venture to say that it is the largest celebration for Christians on this planet, even larger than Christmas! Yes, Jesus was born, but […]

Light and Dark for Lent – Fifth Sunday

  I am the Resurrection and the life” -John 11   As the Sunday feasting ends, and night closes in, we put the candles on the table. Beginning with 4 candles snuffed out and 3 lit, here is the reminder of light and darkness.   As true as the sun in the sky, there stood […]

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 […]

Resurrection Sunday – Pure White

A white Easter.  A white table cloth.  A white wreath and garland.  A white string of lights.  A white vase and flowers.  White candles and pictures and banners cry out, “HE IS RISEN!” “The Darkness is passing away and the True Light is shining” – I John 2:8. The Light of the World – White.  […]

Palm Sunday

Remember those date balls that mom used to make…and rave over?  They weren’t my favorite.  But it turns out that dates were a favorite sugary treat in the lands Jesus walked.  The palms that they grew on were plentiful in that area but the dates themselves took a long time to ripen.  This made dates […]

Can a house tell stories about the Death and Resurrection of Jesus?

Oh, yes!  Pictures and objects come alive in the mind of a child.  The colors wave as we tie them to the doorposts.  The objects on the shelves and walls and windows have meaning. See, touch, hear what God has said. This year, although I put a lot of thought into what I put up, […]