A Prayer in the Garden

based on John 20:1-18 Faithful God, we confess we don’t know what’s happened. We’ve heard the news from women and angels alike, but there’s so much we still don’t understand. We’re wondering how it’s possible, and about what it means. Our sense of the world has been turned upside down, and it may be aContinue reading “A Prayer in the Garden”

Morning Comes Eventually

Some birds have built a nest on our enclosed back patio. My son and I first noticed it about a week ago. A couple of sparrows were hanging out on one of our windows, accumulating a few sticks on the sill. It didn’t look like much for a few days. But when I checked inContinue reading “Morning Comes Eventually”

The Less It Feels Like Lent, the More It Feels Like Lent

When one observes certain annual traditions long enough, you begin to develop layers to your expectations for them. If you’re used to an annual vacation to the same location every year, for instance, there is the macro level of anticipation for the trip overall. The dates are circled on your calendar, you make lists ofContinue reading “The Less It Feels Like Lent, the More It Feels Like Lent”