Easter Dance

I want to do this next Easter. Or maybe we could do it at Staff Meeting today. 🙂 I love it because it’s just a bunch of ordinary people dancing with joy. Young, old, imperfect, wonderful. Easter is SOOOOOOOOO fun. With Jesus, it’s Easter everyday—hope you’ll celebrate New Life in Him today!!

Early hasten to the tomb

Don’t turn away, Sue. Take it in. Look on what He did for You. Early hasten to the tomb where they laid His breathless clay: All is solitude and gloom. Who has taken Him away? Christ is risen! He meets our eyes; Savior, teach us so to rise. (“Go to Dark Gethsemane”, v. 4) I…

Skeptical about the Resurrection?

Maybe you have chances to talk with some people who are skeptical about Jesus rising from the dead. I struggle when I run into people who want “the facts” about faith issues, because I just know in my heart that Jesus is alive and real and active, I don’t need facts to make it real…

Easter Dinner: weigh in, please!

So, my good friends Jim and Kath have me over for almost every holiday and they provide most of the meal. I asked if we could flip it this time and I provide most of the meal. I wish I could also have everyone at my place, but it’s too small. Anyway, I’m kind of…

Sermon’s Up: Easter Life

Pastor Chuck’s sermon  from yesterday is up. You can listen to it and comment on it here. It was a great one (again!). My favorite quote: “The anti-dote for stress is not a program–it’s a Person”.

Refreshing

Walking to my car after church on Easter, I noticed this sign in the Mayback’s window. Kind of refreshing that they put a cross on the sign that says they’re closed on Easter. One of the privileges of being local-owned, I guess. I know I’m getting old, but the whole Bunny thing just seems so…

Ramblings on Easter at First Trinity…

Jesus is Risen–the best news EVER!!!! We had so many people at worship on Saturday and Sunday (735!!!). Some perspective: we had 596 people on Easter weekend in 2006 and 625 in 2007. WHOA. Any thoughts as to the big jump? We ran out of bulletins at 8:45 (that’s a great problem!) The Easter Breakfast…

Wooooo hooooooo!

Jesus is risen from the dead. IT’S THE BEST NEWS OF ALL!!!!! Who got the last word, oh, Death? Oh, Death, who’s afraid of you now?–1 Corinthians 15:56 (MSG)

Raw grief

On Holy Saturday, my mind is drawn to Jesus’ friends and loved ones. You know– the people who hung out with Him on a daily basis. The Bible says that there were men and women who traveled with Him, and had made the journey to Jerusalem with Him. His disciples had celebrated the most important…