Passion Week – Thursday (Passover)

Reds, Browns, A Lamb, Blood on the Doorposts, Unleavened Bread, A Passover Feast…   Today is rich with imagery! Reds and Browns are still on the walls because the cross is very near now.   But there is a grand story to tell today and we will use food to tell it. We wish we could […]

Passion Week – Monday

Reds, Browns, Figs, Doves Reds and Browns on the walls Today, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for the cross He is headed for. Today, Monday, the visual is figs for the story Jesus told when he cursed the fig tree with no fruit (Mt. 21, Mk. 11) and doves representing when Jesus cleared the temple of […]

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 – 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 […]

Making ornaments for Jesus’ Unexpected Family Tree

December 1st is less than a week away!  I’ve been working on my ornaments for Jesus’ Unexpected Family Tree and there is a lot of cutting. I actually cut out 100 circles! 25 for the front and 25 for the back x’s 2 because my children want do the countdown on their own tree rather than […]

And a little book is born…just in time for Christmas

Feels like I’ve birthed another baby! It’s just a book, but the effort was great and the gestation longer than I anticipated.  It’s name is Jesus’ Unexpected Family Tree. I mentioned it last year in the blog, but it’s no longer a dream. It’s a real tangible book that I’m actually holding.  I can scarcely believe […]

Why does every human heart long for a father?

This longing comes from the image of God being imprinted on us the day we were created in the womb, and this image is a reflection of the perfect family.  We were designed to be, not a lone individual, but in a family, God’s family – with a perfect Father as the guiding authority.  So […]

Tuesday of the Passion Week

No special foods today.  Jesus teaches a lot today and there are so many bits that could be focused on as the kids get older, especially in the Olivet Discourse.  But today the story of the Widow’s Mite is played out in our minds.  My daughter is confident she knows how it goes and promptly […]

Lent hunger

I started reading a book called Hungry a few weeks ago, found and bought during one of my husband’s endless research sessions.  It’s very good (as are most of my husband’s finds).  But I did not realize how perfect this book would be for my own heart as I am personally preparing for Jesus’ death […]