For Christians, this is Holy Week, the week when we remember and celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Holy Week is meant to be a week of looking inward as we follow the pattern of death and resurrection in our own lives.
To the crowd, Palm Sunday, it began so well. It was the moment that held such promise and expectation. It was a time of celebration and hope. A time when people could be assured that at last, the longing that they had was about to be realized.
Sometimes Christians refer to their possessions as “blessings.” I’m not talking about the basics of food, clothing, and shelter enough to live a meaningful life in a particular context. I’m referring more here to excess—the things we don’t need like a pool.
I’ve been thinking quite a bit about pancakes lately. The reason pancakes are on my mind is twofold, the first is that I make them quite a bit for my girls. They like blueberry pancakes (with the small wild blueberries), banana pancakes (ala Jack Johnson) and good old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes.
Last Thursday I began a series of theological reflections for our Thursday blogs. The Pro Deo Foundation’s mission is to create pathways for children and youth to flourish. Our strategy for accomplishing this mission is three-fold:
A few weeks ago my daughter and I traveled together to Kenya. Hannah is 12 years old, and this was her first significant international trip (she’d been to Mexico a few times). It was so fun how seriously she took her preparation for the trip and the maturity she displayed in Africa.
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