Tag: #holyweek

  • The Liminal Space

    The place of stillness.  Of silence and stillness. After the end has come, yet no beginning is begun. That mysterious in-between time where there is no action to take, no words to offer, no comfort, no plan, no reason nor explanation to be had.   This is the liminal space, from the Latin word limen meaning […]

  • Jerusalem

    I have always wanted to go to Jerusalem to walk through the pages of the Bible in person. So when I found out I would be attending a conference in Jerusalem, the first person I thought of was Sister Carol. She made the Bible come to life for me in her Bible studies. The first […]

  • Mary Marvels at her Boy

    From the beginning when her boy is littleMary watches, marveling at what he does.His first everything: laughing aloud,first step when she puts her hands out toward him,calls to Joseph, “Come and see!”Later, calls again when her boy at twointently hammers the wooden peg as if conversingwith the toy his father made for him.Each first, a […]

  • Storms and Hope

    During one of our game drives in the Maasai Mara Preserve in Kenya, the bright blue sky turned dark, and thunderous slate gray clouds gathered on the horizon while the wind howled through the grassy plains on either side of us. A storm was imminent. Our Maasai guide asked if we would like to try […]

  • My Song is Love Unknown

    Written by Samuel Crossman in 1664. My song is love unknown, My Saviour’s love to me;Love to the loveless shown,That they might lovely be.O who am I,That for my sakeMy Lord should takeFrail flesh and die? He came from His blest throneSalvation to bestow;But men made strange, and noneThe longed-for Christ would know:But O! my Friend, My […]

  • Just for Today

    Just for today, I will try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime. Just for today, I will be happy. This assumes to […]

  • Make a Space for Prayer

    In this post for Holy Week that many will be worshipping from home, make a special place to pray.

  • We’re All in this Together with Virtual Choirs

    One of the discoveries I have made whilst in isolation is the virtual choir phenomenon.  The first one that came out during this homebound time was the Chino Valley High School Choir’s “Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World.”  And then Berklee College shared one and then… Here are a few to enjoy this Saturday… Chino […]

  • God’s Glorious Contrary Ways

    Who’d ever put treasure in frail jars of clay? Come to us in our failure not strength, Choose the weakest and least, The discarded, not kings, Recruit from the gutter for His family? Who’d take objects of scorn: Vile cross, crown of thorns, And die to slay death, Conquer hell, sin and grave? Who’d pick […]

  • Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley

    Jesus walked this lonesome valley. He had to walk it by Himself; O, nobody else could walk it for Him, He had to walk it by Himself. We must walk this lonesome valley, We have to walk it by ourselves; O, nobody else can walk it for us, We have to walk it by ourselves. […]