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HOLy Week Saturday

April 9, 2023

April 8, 2023 Saturday of Holy Week Three days without Jesus of Nazareth. Lament Cry Pray Darkness. Fred

holy week Friday

April 9, 2023

Following his jubilant entry into Jerusalem (which Christians celebrate on Palm Sunday), Jesus told his disciples, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it […]

Holy Week Thursday

April 6, 2023

April 6, 2023 Good morning, Thursday of Holy Week  While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank […]

Wednesday of Holy Week

April 6, 2023

April 5, 2023 Wednesday of Holy Week ” While he was in Bethany [ just outside of Jerusalem ], reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.”   Mark […]


April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023 Good afternoon, Tuesday of Holy Week” Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. ” Mark 12:13 On Tuesday, Jesus is under scrutiny for who he is and what he does. One group asks him about taxes and the Empire. Another group, who do not believe in the Resurrection,  ask […]

Holy Week Monday

April 4, 2023

April 3, 2023 Good afternoon, It is Monday of Holy Week. Yesterday Jesus came with great fanfare from the Mount of Olives down into the valley, and up to the Eastern Gate of Jerusalem. Some people were excited. He looked around and then left for the night. The next day, Monday, he returns to the city. He sees all the […]

Gods fingers

February 9, 2023

February 7, 2023 Good afternoon, When I consider your heavens,    the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars,    which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them,    human beings that you care for them ?   Psalm 8:3-4 Sometimes we give God human characteristics. We say it is the voice of God ( I think […]

Haiku 2023 ( 5 )

February 3, 2023

ebruary 3, 2023 Good afternoon ,”Of Courage’s Song  … ”  line three of Haiku 2023 What does it mean for you/us to live a courageous life ?  Jesus calls 12 men ( what if he would have called 12 women ?) to follow his teachings. They did not know where their lives would end up. They gave up their jobs and living […]

Haiku 2023 ( 4)

February 3, 2023

February 2, 2023 ( Groundhog Day ) ( Be safe this evening if you have to be driving ) Good afternoon’ Chorus ‘ and ‘ song ‘ from lines two and three from 2023 HaikuMusic is important for our soul’s journey. Last evening we discussed the role of music in trying to find Sabbath rest. We can […]

HAIKU 2023 ( 3)

February 1, 2023

February 1, 2023 Good afternoon, “Joining the peaceful chorus”  Second line from Haiku 2023 Joining means coming into a new community. It might mean Holstein Canada, or the Horticultural Society, or Facebook or Canada as a new citizen. There are always requirements for anything that we join. If you are hired by a company, there are job requirements. None of us have […]