John 20.24-30 Here are some useless facts for you! This Sunday is often known in the church as Low Sunday. Why it’s called that isn’t exactly agreed upon. It might be because the passion, drama and wonder of Easter are over. Or it might come from a corruption of the first word of a [...]
My dad didn’t like football. He liked experimenting in Grandpa’s shop. He once tested if water conducted electricity and got a huge shock because he touched the metal water basin. There was no longer any need to put the second wire in the water to see if the light bulb lit up. Not only did the water conduct electricity, the basin did too.
One time he made model plane to fly. This was before the days of remote controls. You sent it up, it flew, and when it ran out of gas, it glided down. After days of laboring, he enthusiastically took his plane to an empty field in Glendale. He timidly set it at half throttle.
It took off and promptly crashed and broke. A plane, like the Christian, cannot get enough lift out of its wings without enough velocity. If you’re going to…
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John 20.1-16 Well, are you ready to rush home and open your presents? Are itching to get on with cooking the turkey with all the trimmings? Are standing by for the arrival of the whole family for a party of crackers, paper hats, riddles and carols? [...]
Each time we do not speak your name for fear of ridicule we deny you. Each time we do not bring your love into a situation we deny you. Each time we fail to see your face in friend of stranger we deny you. Forgive us, as you forgive all who humbly turn to you, [...]
A prayer for Good Friday Love did not die upon that cross but, arms outstretched, still welcomes us, the twisted thorns bejewelled with pearls of blood - a fitting crown for the one who is the Servant King, leading his people victorious through death’s dark vale into a promised land. Love did not die upon [...]