The day “Hosanna” changed

It’s Easter week.  Jesus rode victoriously into Jerusalem to the shouts of “Hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord” (John 12:13).  Days later, Jesus was led out of Jerusalem, in agony, to the sneers and jeers of people who didn’t know they were slandering God’s holy Son.  How could so […]

Easter 2020: The Great Reset

April 8, 2020, marks the first day of the Jewish Passover. Passover is a celebration of the exodus of God’s people from Egypt and their years of slavery.  This Sunday is Easter. Christians will remember the day that is the foundational moment of our faith. Easter is the day when God “reset” his covenant relationship […]

Ask God Why

The trees have budded and the Texas bluebonnets are beautiful. Sometimes I look out my window and forget about the fact that I’m stuck behind it. I love this time of year, usually. I wish we had never heard of COVID-19, and I wish it could have come to Texas in January rather than March and […]

A Hushed “Hosanna”

Have our hosannas been hushed? Monday’s news headlined Tiger Woods and Game of Thrones, and the reporters had words of praise for both. Palm Sunday’s hosannas didn’t make the news, but don’t be discouraged. Maybe our hosannas are more effective when they are delivered quietly and personally, with praise. The shouts of praise on Palm […]

Wynonna Judd: Behind the Fame

Fame is a weak support to lean on A friend came up to me at Bible study and said she had just attended an event that included a concert with Wynonna Judd. My friend sent me the link to one of the country singer’s songs, “These Are the Things That I Lean On,” and encouraged […]