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Jesus Came -- The Message of Easter

It’s Easter weekend. Across America, people will wear clothes they don’t normally wear (ever heard of an Easter bonnet?), sing songs they don’t normally sing, and try to explain the connection between bunnies and eggs to their kids. 387 more words


Holy Week: Noragami and a Saving Grace

The world of Noragami reflects the pantheon of kami in Japanese religion.  There’s an unraveling uniqueness to Yato, but from the beginning, Noragami also emphasizes the truth of Shintoism, that he is just one of many gods.  491 more words


Week 37 Friday

The Lion and Thunder

Today’s scripture selection: Amos 1-4

Key verses: Amos 1:1

Amos knew about lions and storms.

He was a shepherd, so he had likely confronted both. 260 more words

Nitty Gritty

~played basketball with a friend at the park today.

~officially certified as a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor

~can still hear the birds chirp.

~Eating too much fast food… 178 more words

Holiest of Holy Days

On this holiest of holy days, we are transfixed by Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross…we can ponder but not fully comprehend the enormity of what happens this day…we are simultaneously dismayed and grateful: his torn flesh makes us whole, his bruises bring us healing, and his death gives us life. 425 more words


Good Friday

“He was wounded for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his stripes we are healed.”

Isaiah 53:4-5