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...

PALM sunday: JOHN’S PERSPECTIVE

WITNESSES OF THE CROSS STORY #1 PALM SUNDAY: JOHN’S PERSPECTIVE SUNDAY OF THE WEEK CHRIST DIED We arrived at Lazarus’ house in Bethany 6 days before the Passover and fellowshipped with many of Jesus’ disciples there. One night, we had a dinner in Jesus’ honor at...

Choosing a word for 2021 (again)

Choosing a word for 2021 (again) How is it February already?? I’m one month in and I’m choosing another word for 2021. According to Punxsutawney Phil, we’re having six more weeks of winter. And why not?–2021 has started off with more than a little...

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