10 things I’m learning this summer

10 Things I’m learning this summer SEveral things have reared their little heads this summer. literally. By necessity, I’m learning a lot this summer.  That’s how most of us learn anything. We’re forced to. School requirements, work demands, financial...

RESURRECTION SUNDAY: MARY MAGDALENE’S JOY

RESURRECTION SUNDAY: MARY MAGDALENE’S JOY On resurrection sunday, mary magdalene’s grief turned to joy. Early Sunday morning, in the crisp, the coldest air, just before dawn, I met Mary, Joanna, and Salome at the city gate. We huddled together while we...

Good friday: Mary’s heartache

GOOD FRIDAY: JESUS’ DEATH & MARY’S HEARTACHE Mary reflects on Jesus’ life while standing at the foot of the cross Ever since Gabriel appeared to me, when I was just a frightened teenage girl, I’ve pondered the miracle of a God becoming man....

THURSDAY NIGHT: PETER’S DENIAL

THURSDAY NIGHT: PETER’S DENIAL Thursday night: Peter’s deniES KNOWING JESUS. Everyone experiences high and low points in their spiritual journey. Mine are pretty obvious. The first high occurred while my brother Andrew and I were casting our nets out over...

Maundy Thursday: Judas’ betrayal

Witnesses of the cross STORY #2 MAUNDY THURSDAY: JUDAS’ BETRAYAL I didn’t know that eventually, a day called “maundy thursday” would mark the worst mistake I ever made. That I would be known as the “Betrayer” for millennia. That...

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