Back to the Garden

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. John 15:1 Back in 1970 Joni Mitchell wrote the now unforgettable song titled “Woodstock.” A famous line says; “We’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.” Perhaps today in the midst of rioting, shutdowns and general societal chaos a lot of us feel that same…

Holy Week – Day 3

And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head.  Mark 14:3 ESV Then Mary took a pound of very costly…

Don’t Forget Martha!

There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.   John 12:2 NKJV Though we often admire Mary’s example we must not forget that Jesus also loved Martha. Martha was the bold one who publicly invited Jesus and all 12 disciples to her…

The Fragrance of the Perfume

Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.    John 12:3 NKJV While Hollywood has generally given us the impression that Mary was a young beautiful woman that may…

God Has Given You a Song to Sing

The Angels had a song And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Luke 2:13-14 The Shepherds Had a song Luke 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard…