Today Holy week begins. When I worked full time in a church, it always meant the beginning of a mountain of work and activity as we journeyed through various worship services service heading toward the marathon of Easter Sunday. We set the worship schedule to appeal to everyone's scheduling needs, expectations and preferred styles, ending… Continue reading What a Week
Sometimes the tiny details of scripture blow me away. Little tidbits that did not have to be included but are. Usually I only notice them after I've read certain passages hundreds of times. In Mark's gospel, Chapter 4, there's a story most of us know about the disciples and Jesus being out in a boat… Continue reading The Pillow of Peace
In Texas in the last couple of weeks, we've been living with scarcity. During the big winter storm there was suddenly a scarcity of heat, electricity, water and food. Now we are learning there are still huge shortages of clean water in some areas which has led to a scarcity of bottled water there. Some… Continue reading New Life, Overflowing
Oh my goodness, Texas. What do we even say about the week that has just passed? When I turn on CNN and see the news is mostly about us, I know it is not good. As you are aware, we'd already been living through this strange, scary, hard pandemic for almost 12 months now. We… Continue reading The Power of the Pity Pit
Our toddler grandsons spend a fair amount of time in Time Out. Their mom has a little chair by a lonely wall and a tiny sand-filled timer there. It looks like an hour glass except it is only a minute timer. They are close in age and tend to tussle over all kinds of things,… Continue reading Time Out, Again?