I haven’t often left town without my family since we have had children. I am grateful that my husband is more than willing and capable of taking care of everything while I am gone. A few days before I leave, as things pop into my head that need to be done while I am gone, I rattle them off out loud to him. Every time, I get the same response: “Make me a list.” I think of more things that need to be done and say to him, (more…)
Many people say the Bible is the greatest love story of all time. This is true, but it is also a redemption story.
From the time of Abraham until the New Testament begins, God’s people, “the Israelites,” are constantly, (more…)
“As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.” Matthew 27:32
“Till death do us part.” Those were the words of a 19-year-old girl getting married to her high school sweetheart on August 30, 1980.
“YES,” I said. I can do that. I vowed to love and cherish in sickness and in health, not realizing that one day my marriage would actually die and I would be (more…)
I wanted nothing to do with Him. How could I? After all, I was having fun.
My parents didn’t know Him. Most of my friends didn’t care about Him. I didn’t understand Him and I couldn’t party anymore if I followed Him. So I . . . REJECTED Him!
At the age of thirteen I thought I could do whatever I wanted to. I had a friend and we even sang (more…)
As we optimistically wait for Easter Sunday, we find ourselves focusing on Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, as we should. Good Friday and Easter Sunday capture our hearts because the former is the day we died to sin with Christ and were resurrected with Him to a new life. Not many people think about the events that led up to Jesus’ death. Jesus was betrayed, arrested, put on trial, falsely accused and convicted, then sacrificed by His own people. I would say that very few of us can identify with anything Christ had to go through to fulfill our Father’s plan. I have never (more…)
Jesus was about to be arrested and He knew it was going to happen. He knew who had betrayed Him and knew the terrible persecution He was about to face. Jesus predicted His death several times to His disciples.
In Luke 18:31 Jesus took the twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled.”
They didn’t understand. When John, Peter and James followed Jesus to the Mount of Olives, He said to them, (more…)
Leonardo da Vinci’s depiction of The Last Supper is one of the most famous paintings in history. Why did this scene captivate da Vinci, along with untold numbers of other folks over the last few centuries? The story behind the Last Supper of Jesus and His disciples is compelling on so many levels. (more…)
What a time Jesus and His friends must have had traveling together!
Jesus moving seamlessly between leader and friend, speaker, teacher and preacher. Divine humanity wrapped up in One who delighted in everything He created and loved, especially (more…)