The Beginning Follows the End

The Beginning Follows the End

At noon on that Friday, the Son of God was raised up from the earth, beaten and bleeding, with spikes fastening him to the cross. At that moment, our brightest star, the sun, was horrified to shine, exposing Jesus’ nakedness and humiliation, so it extinguished itself,...
. . . and they all lived happily ever after. THE END

. . . and they all lived happily ever after. THE END

I love stories with that wrap-up, but as many as I’ve read, the only one that is non-fiction is the story we’re living. ‘Ever after’ means eternally and only God could, in truth, provide that outcome. He has written us into His story, put the whole thing together in a...
Man, what a week!

Man, what a week!

We’re passing quickly through this season of Lent, moving closer and closer to Jesus’ final week on earth as he makes his way to Jerusalem with his disciples. This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday, remembering all the fanfare of the kingly arrival, the excited crowds, the...
Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

‘In like a lion, out like a lamb.’ This is the folklore adage concerning weather in this month of March and is often cited in the Farmer’s Almanac. Growing up in Canada, March was one of those maddeningly unpredictable months. Cold winds, snowstorms, spring rains, mud...
Unwrapping the Gift of Jesus

Unwrapping the Gift of Jesus

In the olden days, back when I was a boy, most clothing came in a box: shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, socks, gloves, scarves, unmentionables, etc. Wrapping gifts was a breeze with these precise rectangles. But sometimes, to up the ante on surprise, it was fun to...

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