Tag: Easter

The Road to the Cross: Jesus’ Last Days

The Road to the Cross: Jesus’ Last Days

This week, we will follow Jesus through the final events in his life. It’s a very heavy week. Jesus is betrayed by a friend, abandoned by those who promised to be most loyal to him, disowned by his closest follower, arrested, beaten, and mocked. The 

Letting Go of Control: Jesus Prays in the Garden

Letting Go of Control: Jesus Prays in the Garden

Letting go of control and submitting to the will of God, even in the best of times is difficult for most of us to do. Even when we know in our hearts that God’s ways are always best, our fears and emotions get the best 

One Last Meal: Finding Jesus in the Passover

One Last Meal: Finding Jesus in the Passover

[Inside – “One last Meal: Finding Jesus in the Passover”. #3 in our series “A Journey to the Cross: 40 Days in the Footsteps of Jesus”.] It’s the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. Jesus has one last meal with his disciples. This last 

Extravagant Worship: Jesus is Anointed

Extravagant Worship: Jesus is Anointed

[Inside: Extravagant Worship: Jesus is Anointed / Week 2 of  “A Journey to the Cross: 40 Days in the Footsteps of Jesus”] What, in your life would you describe as extravagant? What item or activity or behavior? Go ahead… I’ll give you a minute. Having 

Not Your Average King: Jesus Enters Jerusalem

Not Your Average King: Jesus Enters Jerusalem

[Inside: Not Your Average King. Week 1 of our series, “A Journey to the Cross: 40 Days in the Footsteps of Jesus”] For three years, Jesus trudged the dusty desert countryside. As he moved from town to town, he healed the sick, drove out demons 

Mary Magdalene: A Faithful Follower’s Great Reward

Mary Magdalene: A Faithful Follower’s Great Reward

Followers Essena O’Neil,  an Australian teenager who’d risen to Instagram stardom with over a half a million followers, suddenly quit Instagram. Completely shut down her page. And she made headlines. She shocked the world because everyone knows how hard it is to gain followers like 

Jesus Forgives Even THAT

Jesus Forgives Even THAT

What is the one thing in your life that you regret more than anything?  The one thing that you don’t share with other people. The thing that if you could, you would go back and re-do or take back? Everyone has something like that. It’s 

The Powerful Lesson I Learned from Imperfect Sleeping Disciples

The Powerful Lesson I Learned from Imperfect Sleeping Disciples

(Inside: Faith principles to help you break free from perfectionism.)   I arranged the trifecta of glass flour/sugar IKEA jars on the barn wood countertops and took a step back.   Done.   The painted cabinets, the glass doors, the silver pendant lights…the look of 

The Hope Found in the Story of an Unfaithful Disciple

The Hope Found in the Story of an Unfaithful Disciple

One of the things I think of when I remember being a little girl is skinned knees. It wasn’t that I was clumsy, I think I just had too great an opinion of my own abilities. I was the kind of kid who would jump