Monthly Archives April 2019

Easter Week was a Failure!?

Today is Good Friday. How many of y’all have had lots of  “Good Fridays?”  Have you ever been hurt, rejected, disappointed or consumed with anger? Hang in there, Sunday is coming. The Jewish people also had lots of “Good Fridays”…for over three hundred years.   And don’t you know the Jewish people were ready for a rumble– a warrior king to reign fire and brimstone down on their enemies.  So Jesus arrives on a donkey and they celebrated by laying down palm branches.  Only days later, they turned on him.  What happened?  To the Jewish people this week was not what Continue Reading

Covered Dish Catastrophes

I sat in the middle of the sweet church ladies and opened gift after gift. It was my very first church bridal shower at Harmony United Methodist Church. Between oohs and aahs, I was handed a perfectly shaped oblong box. Suddenly, silence fell over the older church circle ladies. Holding that box, I knew something special was fixin’ to happen. Tearing back the paper revealed the gift. It was a slab of shellacked, stained wood with lots of drilled holes. In a separate clear plastic bag were several wooden pegs. At first glance, I thought it was a larger version of that peg game that is placed on every Continue Reading