His Darkest Hours

After Judas had collected his jingling 30 pieces of silver, a period of darkness and pain descended on Jesus. When he tried to pray in the garden with his closest friends, they all fell asleep, leaving him to struggle alone. The darkness continued, one thing after another. With Judas leading the way, a mob ofContinue reading “His Darkest Hours”

Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet

It was a job reserved for servants.  Not just any servants, either. Only the lowliest of servants washed the guests’ feet. Any man wealthy enough to have servants could expect to have one wash the dust from his feet on a daily basis. Imagine this: You come home after a hard day’s work and collapseContinue reading “Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet”

Palm Sunday Meditation

One sleepless night not too long ago, I lay awake, imagining what it must have been like to watch a king enter the ancient city of Jerusalem. I can still see it vividly in my mind’s eye.  Before I can even glimpse the king, trumpets herald his arrival.  Soon 40 soldiers enter the crowded city,Continue reading “Palm Sunday Meditation”

Choices

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”                                                                                                  –Colossians 3:12 (NIV) Every morning as I prepare for my day, I decide what to wear.  Looking in my closet, I have choices.  Do I wear a skirt today?  Slacks?  Jeans?  What top coordinates with theContinue reading “Choices”

An Encouraging Word…especially for those who grieve

“Jesus wept” (John 11:35). Even though He knew Lazarus had died and was buried, Jesus wept. He knew he would raise Lazarus from the dead, yet He wept. When he saw Mary weeping, He wept. Like the tip of an iceberg, these two simple words give us a glimpse of the depth of Jesus’ loveContinue reading “An Encouraging Word…especially for those who grieve”