Tag Archives: Jesus

Note to self:

2 Aug


Woke up at 4:30am today sick in spirit and body…and with this important newsflash for myself. So today I’m going to try to keep in mind that I am not a failure for not being able to change the world and make everything right. I will be a success when I allow Him to…especially in me.

Many blessings on your time with Him today!

Holy Week Homework

24 Mar

Your assignment: reflect on why Palm Sunday is important, and walk through the life of Christ through the 1977 mini-series “Jesus of Nazareth“…in remembrance of Him this week.

Blessings on you and your family as you remember the passion of our Lord and Savior during this special week!

4 reasons I watched the Royal Wedding

1 May

My first reaction to the news of the broadcast was, “Eh.”  After all, I’m not British, I don’t know this couple, and why should it matter to me?  But the closer it got, I began remembering how as a child I got out of bed early (a significant feat, I assure you) to watch the groom’s parents marry in 1982.  Charles & Di were not our king & queen, either.  As a child I think it meant something to me for two reasons: one, there is always something magical about a man and woman who love each other, and two, I loved history and tradition, and the British offer this in spades.

So I decided I’d go ahead and watch it…at least for the sake of my own personal tradition.  Can’t watch one generation without watching the next.  But so much has changed since 1982.  Though human nature may still be the same, the world has dramatically changed.  There seems to be so much more apathy than there was then.  Not to mention a great deal more technology and voyeurism.  “Really, Jennifer.  You’re not a child anymore.  Do you really need to get up in the middle of the night to watch a total stranger’s wedding on tv?  At the very least someone could DVR the thing for you.”  My internal older sibling is always sensible, but terribly annoying.  And sensibility is not always right. Continue reading

Joy in an open door

20 Apr

This morning I found joy in an open door.  It’s my own front door, but today it’s more than just open to delicious spring breezes and the merriment of birds.

My week kicked off with a bout of Holy Week spring cleaning madness.  This is not your ordinary spring cleaning — I’m spurred on by some inner drive to not just clear the cobwebs but to do so as a symbolic gesture of welcoming the Lord into my home and heart during this meaningful week.  Apart from Him, I don’t know what’s gotten into me. Continue reading

The importance of Palm Sunday

29 Mar
Palm Sunday, Christianity, Christ's arrival in Jerusalem

Photo courtesy Stephen Cummings, Flickr Creative Commons

Back from church service tonight, I’ve been thinking about something my young nephews said.  Or didn’t say, to be exact.  This morning I asked them if they knew what Palm Sunday was, and they didn’t know.  So we talked a little about why it matters.

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