To look at the cross and then at our hearts

To look at the cross and then at our hearts

With the approaching Easter weekend, I’ve been reading about the cross and resurrection from a collection of authors in the book, “Bread and Wine”. I thought I’d share this meaningful quote with you by Evelyn Underhill. “To look at the...
What happened to the “supper” part of the Lord’s Supper?

What happened to the “supper” part of the Lord’s Supper?

Sundays, in the GreenHouse, are for eating together. Our college sons come home for Sunday lunch, and in the evening a group comes over for dinner. Everyone contributes to the evening meal–always delicious and plentiful. But it’s not the tasty meal that brings...
5 Questions that John the Baptist makes me ponder

5 Questions that John the Baptist makes me ponder

Jesus is definitely the main character in the Advent readings, but some of the supporting roles surrounding his story are quite intriguing. I’ve already shared why Mary is my hero (A Protestant’s confession), but Jesus’ cousin, John, is another one...
Tis the season for… Advent

Tis the season for… Advent

Advent. It’s not a word that I grew up with in the Christmas season. Deck the Halls, Santa Clause, Christmas cookies and lots of goodies – that’s what I’m familiar with at this time of the year. Advent was always something that other churches did. I never knew exactly...
Do you know the voice of the Good Shepherd? – John 10

Do you know the voice of the Good Shepherd? – John 10

I believe that Jesus is the good shepherd. I’m just not so sure that we are very good sheep. It has always been one of my favorite images–Jesus, the good shepherd. He walks through the gate in the cool of the morning and calls our name to gather us to him. He...
“Yet you refuse to come to me…”

“Yet you refuse to come to me…”

Yesterday I read the words that Jesus spoke to a group of religious people, and I couldn’t help but wonder what he would say to the religious people today–myself included. He told them that in spite of their diligent search of Scriptures, they still missed him....