Prepare: Tuesday in Holy Week

John 12:27-36   “Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say– `Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd standing […]

Prepare: Monday in Holy Week

John 12:1-8 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ […]

Prepare: Palm Sunday

John 12:12-16 “The great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord– the King of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and […]

Prepare: Entering Holy Week

Tomorrow, as we enter Jerusalem triumphantly with Jesus on Palm Sunday, we also enter into Holy Week.  This Sunday is when palms are waving, shouts ring out “Hosanna!” and crowds proclaim Jesus as a messenger of God and the soon-to-be-reigning “King of Israel.”  This glorious scene is bittersweet, though, even as we wave our own […]

Serve: Radical Hospitality

This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. [S]he may […]

Serve: Plant a Row

Happy Abundant Thursday! Whenever I wake up on Thursday mornings, the first thing I think of is our food pantry.  And the first thing I do after that is pray for abundance.  In the past two years that I’ve been closely involved with this ministry, I have come to realize what an incredible service this […]