Category: Easter

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Monday 16th April 2012

Why Every Christian Needs a Red Solo Cup

Why Every Christian Needs a Red Solo Cup

    It’s just a cup, a Red Solo cup. I turn it in my hands. I know what the country-music song says about the Red Solo Cup. I’ve heard the lyrics. And I know how the irreverent song has transformed a silly plastic cup into an icon, the college drinker’s chalice of choice. ...

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Monday 9th April 2012

Every Morning Is Easter Morning From Now On

Every Morning Is Easter Morning From Now On

Overnight, the first of the blooms on the Easter lily bowed its head to die. Passion Week has ended; I don’t want mine to. I want the Resurrection Day to be the start of something big. Oh it was. The resurrection was colossal, cosmic — the biggest thing to hit Planet Earth. But I ...

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Sunday 8th April 2012

He’s All That.

He's All That.

“God’s my strength, he’s also my song. And now he’s my salvation.” From Psalm 118 (The Message) God is all that. And so much more. Happy Easter. Christ is Risen!

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Friday 6th April 2012

Sometimes It Causes Me To Tremble

Sometimes It Causes Me To Tremble

It was a rehearsal, a Good Friday rehearsal, and the farmer at the front of the church gripped the microphone in work-worn hands. “Test. Test. Test,” he spoke, words crackling. At the piano keys, my mother-in-law played the song’s introduction. Our pastor turned up the ...

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Sunday 1st April 2012

Startling Grace on Palm Sunday

Startling Grace on Palm Sunday

I spot her in a wheelchair, and her soft eyes are fixed on something — or maybe nothing at all. I cross the dining room of the nursing home to kneel down at her side. “We’ve come to say hello,” I tell my old friend, adding a cheery, “Happy Palm Sunday.” ...

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Sunday 24th April 2011

The Stone That Cried Out Loudest Praise

The Stone That Cried Out Loudest Praise

Listen closely. It’s true. Stones really do cry out. One rock rumbled gritty praise on Resurrection Day,moved by the hand of God,to release a Risen Savior. He is risen! Photos from 2006 trip to HolyLand Experience in Florida.

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Saturday 23rd April 2011

Waiting for the Dawn

Waiting for the Dawn

Saturday is a cavea rocky vaultwhere darkness hangslike a heavy drape. Hold fast. Daylight comes on the rim of dayto cut holes through deepest gray. God-Light, arise.

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Friday 22nd April 2011

What Really Held Him There

What Really Held Him There

Lydia held the spike in her hands. Her little sister asked, could she hold it, too? And my youngest pressed the spike into her own hand, indenting little-girl flesh. And they both grimaced at the thought of a seven-inch tapered spike piercing through the flesh and nerves and muscle and carpal ...

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Monday 18th April 2011

When the World Thinks Your King is a Fraud

When the World Thinks Your King is a Fraud

It was about eight years ago when they came for a weekend visit. They were old friends from my newspaper days. We hugged at the front door, and they kicked off their shoes. Scott hefted the suitcases to the spare bedroom, and we all gathered around the wooden oval table to reminisce. We talked ...

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