Reason to Celebrate

This Sunday the calendar reminds us that it’s Easter, but with churches closed, large gatherings prohibited, and a vast majority of our population sequestered at home, celebrating seems somehow out of place. I mean, why bother, right? Especially when we’re inundated by real concerns about what’s going on in the world and dire predictions on […]

Repeated Rejoicing

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.  Philippians 4:4 Periods of prosperity make it easy for us to be happy, hopeful and content. Those good times often trick us into believing that we are faithfully following Paul’s instructions to ‘rejoice in the Lord.’  But are we really doing what the scripture says if joy is our response only when […]

Out of the Ordinary

It’s seems strange to do ordinary daily tasks after you’ve gotten the news that a friend has died unexpectedly. The sudden shocking event leaves a hollow ache like a punch to the gut. The more days that pass, the more you recognize just how many things are now forever altered. But even so, it’s easy […]