As I was getting ready to go to bed last night, I read the devastating news that a high school classmate of mine had finally won her five-year battle against cancer and is now walking on streets of gold with our Savior. Her family and friends feel the void deeply, and heaven is just a… Continue reading Today is Saturday: Rest and Remember
Clank. Clank. Clank. The sound of heavy nails dropping into a metal bucket was a somber end to the Good Friday service at our church this evening. Each nail was to represent our sins, and I broke down in tears as I sat in the sanctuary and listened to the cacophony of "sins" being left… Continue reading What is so good about Good Friday?
In case you've missed the aisles and aisles of candy, baskets, and eggs in all your local grocery stores, this is the Wednesday before Easter. Since our assistant pastor preached on this holy week in his sermon on Sunday, I have found myself digging deeper, intrigued by what events occurred during Jesus' last week before… Continue reading The Choice is Yours: Holy Wednesday or Spy Wednesday
"And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise" - Deut. 6:6-7. Today, my little family of… Continue reading A Passover Feast to Remember
My dad has been in the ministry for 25 years. I have seen him work with couples through premarital counseling, challenge them in their marriage ceremony, celebrate with them at the births of their children, and sit beside them as they say their final goodbyes. But in the past six months, the goodbyes have far… Continue reading Why Does God Allow Suffering?