We are about to relive the most anguishing moments in our Savior’s life. Maundy Thursday is still the night that I wish hadn’t occurred. The celebration of that particular Seder meal had to be bittersweet for Jesus and the disciples. This is the night that Hebrews celebrated each year, commemorating the promise that God made… Continue Reading Easter is Coming
It is difficult to believe that we have been living with a pandemic for an entire year now. I spent those first few days rethinking how I would spend my Sabbath day. Before the pandemic, I often went to the movies or had lunch at Barnes and Noble, sampling a book or two while I… Continue Reading We’ve Come This Far by Faith
I took Spanish in high school. I began learning the language in the 8th grade and continued to take it into my senior year in college. It was actually the second language I learned. The first was French. I also know some American Sign Language, a little Japanese, and a few words of Korean. Back… Continue Reading Esperar
One of my favorite movies is called The Song of Bernadette. The film chronicles part of Bernadette Soubirous’ life and the visions she saw that led to her becoming a saint. St. Bernadette’s visions led to the founding of the shrine at Lourdes. During the opening credits of the film these words are displayed: “For… Continue Reading A Test of Faith
When I was very young, my parents would send my sister and me to my aunt’s house in Columbus, Ohio. That is where 4 of my father’s siblings lived: My Aunts Clairette and Amanda, and my Uncles Marion and Obadiah (who we called Obie). My Aunt Clairette was a pastor at a time when women… Continue Reading “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
I think I have always been interested in language. I was only six years old when I attended the World’s Expo in Montreal, Quebec. Our family spent about 4 weeks in the Province, staying in Quebec City before traveling down to Montreal. That’s when I learned some French. It was also the first foreign language… Continue Reading What Happened to the Amen?
Double Retrospect is the name of the jigsaw puzzle that I am currently working. It is 32,000 pieces and contains 32 pictures created by Keith Haring. I first learned of the artist when I purchased Imaging the Word, a three volume arts and lectionary resource. The books provide worship leaders with paintings, photos, poetry, liturgy,… Continue Reading Open My Eyes