Tag: Luke

For the abused and mistreated: What does forgiveness require of you?

The talk show guest didn’t intend to question the sincerity of those offering the Charleston gunman forgiveness, but his words spilled out that way.  What he said was, “Just saying that you forgive someone doesn’t mean that you’ve actually forgiven them.” The anchorwoman sitting… Continue Reading “For the abused and mistreated: What does forgiveness require of you?”

Wasting Time on Good Friday Night

After the women saw where Jesus was buried, “they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.” (Luk 23:55-24:1 NRS). Jesus died on Friday.  His female followers stayed with Jesus’s body from the cross to the tomb and then… Continue Reading “Wasting Time on Good Friday Night”

The Sacred Hug promised in the Upper Room

Sometimes I just need a hug.  Yesterday was one of those days.  Too much going on.  Little things making me stressed out.  Nothing huge.  I really can’t explain why, but I felt a little down.  Nothing a hug couldn’t cure. I remember when my… Continue Reading “The Sacred Hug promised in the Upper Room”

Does the Old Testament point to Jesus?

When I was in seminary (seminary friends – please tell me if I am remembering this wrong – it was a confusing time), one of the big points that my particular Old Testament professor wanted to drive home was that the Old Testament was not distinctively… Continue Reading “Does the Old Testament point to Jesus?”

Was Jesus God?

The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.  He will be great, and will be called the… Continue Reading “Was Jesus God?”

Be like the Heretic

A lawyer had been talking theology with Jesus.  They were discussing the following Old Testament Law: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your… Continue Reading “Be like the Heretic”

Love Trumps Every Rule

Observe the Sabbath day and keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. (Deu 5:12 NRS) Most Saturdays my husband and I practice Sabbath.  Simply put, on Saturday, we trust God to take care of all the things we are putting on… Continue Reading “Love Trumps Every Rule”

God’s Gift of Wilderness

So many people have “wilderness experiences” after family and friends return home from the holidays.  Just in case you are feeling alone today… “The child (John the Baptist) grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared… Continue Reading “God’s Gift of Wilderness”