Tags » Alleluia

The Madness that is March

Looked at my calendar this morning, I couldn’t help but gasp! Where did March go? Surely it can’t be Palm Sunday already. Easter is only a week away? 817 more words


Easter 2015 Unpacking the Trunk

for Sunday, April 5, 2015
Easter Sunday

(This is just the directions for Unpacking the Lenten Trunk…children’s sermon to be posted soon.)

Not to sound sacrilegious, but I am all about the theatre of church. 767 more words

Children's Ministry

Today’s Word With Joel & Victoria Osteen – Be Refreshed


“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my… 164 more words


Preaching resurrection in the middle of Lent

I am a big fan of the liturgical calendar.

As someone who plans worship, knowing what season it is helps.  It helps us with the colors, the themes, the hymns, the scripture, the tone of worship.   631 more words

Life And Faith

Bury The Hallelujah, Pancakes, and the Beginning of Lent

Several years ago, one of our church members was visiting family when she heard about the tradition of “burying” the hallelujah during lent. I had never heard about this practice, but was intrigued by it…especially with regard to teaching children about the Lenten journey. 276 more words


shhh...the word that begins with A

I am sitting here in my living room, the sun streaming in through frosted windows…a vestige of our weeks of sub-zero weather here in the Chicagoland, and I can hear a bird chirping. 479 more words

It is not silence for the sake of silence [sermon reflection]

Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ, of Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House recorded a Lenten homily reflection for today and wove one of my recent poems into it. 95 more words