Tag Archives: Easter

Lent and Listening

March 27, 2019

As I forego sweets for 46 days and add another reading to my morning devotional time, sometimes I wonder why I do this every year. Most Christ-followers don’t observe Lent at all; the majority of those who do attend Catholic or liturgical churches. Why is that? It’s so much easier to do something than to […]

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Gifts at Easter

March 27, 2018

This Easter week, you’ve probably reflected on the most central story of Christianity: Jesus dying on the cross and rising from the dead. The greatest gift ever offered. A few parallel stories, some of my favorites in the Bible, are also about gifts. Sometimes I forget how close in timing and proximity they are to […]

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Tears in the Bible

April 7, 2017

This weekend is Palm Sunday. It’s the first day of Holy Week, a week of extreme emotions, both ups and downs. The week begins with jubilation, climaxes with the most terrible event in human history, and ends with the most wonderful one. And yet as I read over the accounts of the Triumphal Entry, something […]

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