Category: Easter

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Monday 27th December 2010

What It Means To Wear the Cross

What It Means To Wear the Cross

My sister-in-law handed me a tiny box. Her anticipating eyes — wide, bright — told me this was a gift I’d love. I peeled back the wrapping paper. Inside: a necklace with an amethyst cross under beveled glass. I held it in my hands, grateful. I turned it over and over and over ...

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Wednesday 5th May 2010

Beyond the Altar (Living as Easter People)

Beyond the Altar (Living as Easter People)

I’m wrist-deep in dish-water when the littlest one tugs at my T-shirt. “Ple-eeease, Mommy, will you come see?” she pleads, and I abandon dishes at the invitation to discover what she’s secretly created behind the closed door. She leads me in a bouncing swirl of chiffon ...

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Sunday 4th April 2010

Breakfast with the Risen Christ

Breakfast with the Risen Christ

As Christians, we often look for God in the lofty places — under the steeple, at the altar, in our usual Sunday pew. And yes, of course, He rules sovereign over those places. But He is more. He reigns immensely bigger, and wider, and deeper. He is not hemmed in by manmade boundaries or ...

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Friday 2nd April 2010

In Our Own Upper Room

In Our Own Upper Room

“Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.”— John 13:1 We poured the cups, lit the candles and set a place for Jesus, who dines daily […]

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Monday 29th March 2010

Will the Stones Cry Out?

Will the Stones Cry Out?

He lurched through the doors of the tent revival like a man whose skeleton had been folded in half. The Haitian man can’t stand upright, so he hobbles while bent over at the waist. Under his arm that day, he carried two old pieces of cardboard. And that was nearly all he had — two ...

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Friday 26th March 2010

Why We Visit the Lonely

Why We Visit the Lonely

When spring has come, but curtains stay drawn,When sun is up, but she can’t see the dawn,When hope is calling, and he cannot heed it,We bring peace and love to the lonely who need it.— Jennifer This morning we load the van with the grass-bedded baskets and the hand-drawn cards. Yes, ...

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Wednesday 24th March 2010

A Christian Family at a Passover Table

A Christian Family at a Passover Table

We’ll decorate the kitchen table with dying palm branches curling on the edges — the branches that we waved while shouting “Hosanna! Hosanna!” We’ll ask the question: Why is this night different from all other nights? We’ll wash our daughters’ feet. ...

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Wednesday 24th March 2010

A Messianic Passover Seder for Families with Children

A Messianic Passover Seder for Families with Children

A Messianic Passover Seder for Families with Young Children Researched, written and compiled by Jennifer Dukes Lee(You may print and use. Feel free to make age-appropriate adjustments.) We participate in this meal on what is known in Christian tradition as “Maundy Thursday,” or the ...

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Wednesday 17th March 2010

The Sin That So Easily Entangles

The Sin That So Easily Entangles

Sometimes the sin feels so heavy,we don’t know if we’ve the strength to heave it.That must have been how the woman felt that day, when she came to me crying. I was sitting at the lunch table, with half-a-dozen others at a women’s retreat. She grabbed my elbow and pleaded. ...

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Tuesday 14th April 2009

Easter Bunny, Busted

Easter Bunny, Busted

It started out innocently — this picturesque moment with the Easter Bunny. The doorbell rang, just as my husband was pulling the ham from the oven. I looked past a table covered with china and crystal (and purple Peeps) to see a costumed guest waving at me through the window. ...

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