April 17 – Easter Week: The Sunrise

Luke 24:13-35 As you stand upon the mountaintop, three days since you climbed this peak to witness the miracle of miracles, how will you greet your resurrected Lord? Will you fall to your face in worship, unable to look Him in the eye? Will you sing a song--an old one, or a new one, or… Continue reading April 17 – Easter Week: The Sunrise

April 10 – Holy Week: The Climb

Luke 9:51 You see, this is when we begin our climb with Him. Can you smell the wild thyme on the mountainside? Its fragrance fills the air as we brush past it, our legs, His legs. We have followed our pilgrim Lord to the foot of the mountain over long days, long distances. The sun… Continue reading April 10 – Holy Week: The Climb

April 3 – Final Sunday of Lent

Psalm 102:25-28 This is the fifth and final section of the traditionally Lenten hymn Tree of Life, by Marty Haugen, that we have been studying leading up to Easter. Click here to hear a version of this beautiful song in full. Christ, you lead and we shall follow, Stumbling though our steps may be, One… Continue reading April 3 – Final Sunday of Lent

March 27 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

Psalm 121 This is the fourth section of the traditionally Lenten hymn Tree of Life, by Marty Haugen, that we are studying leading up to Easter. Click here to hear a version of this beautiful song in full. Gentle Jesus, mighty Spirit, Come inflame our hearts anew, We may all your joy inherit If we… Continue reading March 27 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 20 – Third Sunday of Lent

Genesis 1:14-19 This is our third section of the traditionally Lenten hymn Tree of Life, by Marty Haugen, that we are studying leading up to Easter. Click here to hear a version of this beautiful song in full. We remember truth once spoken, Love passed on through act and word, Ev'ry person lost and broken,… Continue reading March 20 – Third Sunday of Lent

March 13 – Second Sunday of Lent

Mark 9:33-37 Here is the second section of the traditionally Lenten hymn Tree of Life, by Marty Haugen, that we are studying leading up to Easter. Click here to hear a version of this beautiful song in full. Seed that dies to rise in glory, May we see ourselves in you, If we learn to… Continue reading March 13 – Second Sunday of Lent

February 27 – The Parable of the Sacred Sprout

Psalm 126       -       Luke 8:4-15 Once, there was a garden in the chambers of the heart. The gardener, whose heart it was, had spent the long winter allowing the soil to sleep, but as the warmth of spring approached the gardener set to work. She tilled the soil and nourished it, and she planted… Continue reading February 27 – The Parable of the Sacred Sprout

February 20 – The Parable of the Silent Saints

Judges 3:31       -       Luke 23:31-43       -       Acts 1:21-26 What a wonder it is, O friends, O children, that the Word of the Creator-God is full of incredible stories, people who nearly jump off of the page at you. Kings and prophets, queens and paupers. We meet fishermen and poets and scribes and jailers and prostitutes… Continue reading February 20 – The Parable of the Silent Saints

February 13 – The Parable of the Loving Martyr

Psalm 116       -       John 15:12-17       -       1 John 4:16-19 Preface: The man I am writing about, today, is a figure of legend and speculation and some say he might not have existed at all. Below I have sought to take dozens of his legends, with a little poetic licence, and put them together into… Continue reading February 13 – The Parable of the Loving Martyr