Why Jesus Chose Mary Magdalene

  She was desperate. Sleep had evaded her. But the dark night sky gave way to a deep blue hue and the hope of a new day. She could go now. Though weary, Magdalene would be the first one to the tomb. She knew exactly where they had placed Him, and she had a job […]

Word Wednesday: A New Understanding of Palm Sunday/ Hosanna and Psalm 118

(The photo above is one I took of the narrow streets of present day Jerusalem.) We celebrate Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem as “Palm Sunday” because the people threw their coats on the road for a make-shift red carpet, and they tore off palm branches to wave in the air as they yelled, “Hosanna! Hosanna!” […]

Bite of Bread: Palm Sunday Week Reading Plan

I love Easter. It’s my favorite holiday. I would like to tell you that it’s my favorite because I’m just that spiritual, but I have a sneaky suspicion that I love it because Easter always ushers in spring. Even in cold climates where an Easter sweater is required rather than a new Easter dress because […]

Preparing our Hearts for Holy Week: an assignment!

“….The Scriptures give no indication of anger in Mary’s spirit as she watched her son die, but I confess that if it would’ve been me grieving beneath that blood stained cross, I would’ve had a real heart-to-heart, foot-stomping, angry prayer time with God. My guttural petitions might have been, “What are you doing? He is […]