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While the Bible does not tell us who the wife of Pilate the governor was, the Apocryphal book, The Gospel of Nicodemus, identifies her as Claudia Procula, and a granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus. The book also says that she was a proselyte to Judaism, being among...read more
-Taken from the Archives, Lenten Thoughts from 2012. My Lenten Haiku: Lent strips the self bare A slow steady pace forward Fresh starts and clean slates I woke up yesterday morning before dawn. Primarily because my husband had to be at work very early. Usually, his...read more
Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around." -Proverbs 13:12 (MSG) Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." -Proverbs 13:12 (NIV) The Pain of Unanswered Prayers Tori sat...read more
*Blog Alert: This post exceeds "normal, suggested" blog word count and finding my one word has taken a little time. This post is straight from my heart and may take a little longer to read. My prayer is that somehow my processing helps you in some little way. Take...read more
To those of us who believe that all of life is sacred every crumb of bread and sip of wine is a Eucharist, a remembrance, a call to awareness of holiness right where we are. I want all of the holiness of the Eucharist to spill out beyond church walls, out of the hands...read more
I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.” ― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner Forgiveness doesn’t mean that what that...read more
[My heart can't let go of the tragedy that happened at First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, TX. Their pain has given reason to pause. Today, I reflect on the power of church and ask that we continue to pray for these fine families who have lost so very much. I...read more
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips." -Ecclesiastes 10:12, NIV A Gentle Tap I felt a slight touch on my right shoulder. As I turned from a conversation I was deeply involved in, she handed me a simple note. "I'm...read more
A Visit to the Archives Summer. A time for sobremesa! Time to linger and lounge and laugh...all over a great meal. I loved this blog post the first time and so wanted to share it again—with hopes it encourages us all to experience renewed commitment to sobremesa!...read more
Yesterday a beloved sister in the faith announced her painful decision to divorce her husband of twenty-five years. Along with possibly thousands upon thousands reading the same email announcement, a state of shock and deep pain settled inside my heart. "Rob,...read more
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