Good News From the Dead

And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? Luke 24:5 ESV One spring day when our boys were small, I brought home a turtle I had found on the road. They excitedly helped as we made up a…

I Have Seen the Lord

 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her. John 20:18 ESV Lent is a forty day period beginning on Ash Wednesday and depending on your tradition ending either on the Wednesday before Easter or Holy Saturday (for those who don’t count Sundays). Some…

Getting Ready for Easter

In preparation for Easter some of us choose to separate the 40 plus days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday as a time to refocus our spiritual lives. While there is neither a command in scripture nor a New Testament example, it can still be a valuable time of both repentance and renewal. We certainly…

My Easter Miracle – Part Two

How Easter Found Me How in the world I ended up 3,000 miles from home was a tangle of events ranging from a broken home where my parents seemed to me as confused as I was. Adding in plenty of recreational drug use and my decision at 17 to move out on my own and…

My Easter Miracle

This is the first of two parts of how one young lost hippie (Me) came to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior. In a nutshell you could summarize the events as how my plans became God’s. Though almost 46 years have passed and not all of them have been a “And He lived happily…