During Holy Week this year, I pondered the familiar story of the most eventful week in history, those days between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Hollywood could not have written a better script or assembled a more fascinating cast. I mused about the diverse list of characters who witnessed the Easter drama that climaxed … Continue reading Barrabbas and Me
We find ourselves in the most unpredictable and perilous of times. To label it unusual and uncertain is an understatement. Living through a pandemic, or as a friend recently dubbed it, a “dam-panic," is a scary, unsettling, and fearful experience. Doubtless, it won’t be long before EVERY American knows someone with the Coronavirus, and it … Continue reading It’s Friday But Sunday’s Coming
Friends, I hope everyone is having a Happy Easter. I thought I’d share one more Easter memory to complement my last post, “Daddy’s Easter Basket.” It’s a memory from Good Friday, 1978. Driving along I-20 near Atlanta, listening to a Christian radio station, I heard the DJ introduce a new album titled The Lord’s Supper by … Continue reading An Easter Greeting
I saw a bumper sticker recently that read, “If you really believe Jesus rose from the dead, inform your face.” Christians are the Resurrection people and joy should be the hallmark of our lives. If not, we may need to prayerfully evaluate our relationship with the Lord. I know I have had to do that … Continue reading Daddy’s Easter Basket
Growing up in suburban Atlanta in the 1950s and 1960s, I recall how every Friday of each Spring, my family avoided eating out at a nearby fish restaurant (Rio Vista). I was told it was because Catholics ate fish on Fridays due to something called Lent. And Rio Vista was always crowded on Fridays. When … Continue reading It’s Lent But Easter’s Coming!