Tag Archives: Easter

Our Second COVID Easter

So here we are again. Didn’t they tell us last year was a one-time event? But let’s not go down that rabbit hole, or at least not today. We may be in the middle of an apparently unending global pandemic, but there are some universal truths that still remain. The biggest is that which we […]

The Twist

I’ve shared this song with you before, but it has been six years and warrants another listen. Easter songs are full of joy. On Good Friday there’s a different feel. We know today that joy is indeed on the way, but it is still a somber occasion. So many of the lines from this song […]

2020 In Review – Christ is Risen – Merry Christmas

Bringing Easter and Christmas together is something I like to do. They are a package, but our culture tends to treat them separately.  What I didn’t expect was that my 2015 Christmas musings would be the second most viewed post here in 2020. I’m not confused. I know it is Christmas – but the day […]

2020 In Review – Remembering Johnny

Another four-year-old post was your ninth most-viewed piece here in 2020. Johnny Hart was someone who managed to integrate this faith and his work life. Even when he was preaching, he was entertaining. Which explains why, 13 years after his death, his comic strip continues with two of his grandsons and a daughter in charge.  […]

Celebrating Easter 2020

For those in the Orthodox and Coptic traditions (and a few others) Easter is celebrated a week later than other Christians. In recognition of that, some reflections on the Easter we celebrated last Sunday. Someone in Sulzburg had a great idea, though I’m not sure how successful the execution was – but that may be […]

Easter Morning

Today is a day of celebration. Forget the pandemic and dance with joy – today is Easter! I was looking for an Easter graphic to use in a different publication when I came across this post from Easter Sunday 2015. A lot has changed in my life and in the world in the past five […]

The Day In Between

This post first ran in 2016. Today seems like a good time to repeat it. I did add a word – ca o figure out which one? This is the in-between day. Yesterday was Good Friday. Tomorrow is Easter. Sorrow will be turned into laughter. Mourning into joy. They didn’t know that in 29 A.D. […]

Good Friday 2020

It feels strange not to be going to church today. Meeting virtually, though necessary, won’t be the same. It is a day of hope mixed with sorrow. The joy of Easter was an unknown on that first Good Friday. Rather than provide a reflection on the day like I usually do, here’s a post from […]

Life Goes On

  While some days it seems like the world is falling apart, it really isn’t. “Social distancing” has become the norm in Sulzburg. I don’t know if businesses here are closed – there are so few, and the ones I know are “essential” services, such as the grocery store, bakery and pharmacy. Those are still […]

Christmas Eve 2019

No Santa coming by sleigh to my house today. That’s a tradition we don’t observe. No chestnuts roasting by an open fire either – no fireplace available. Last minute shopping? Possibly – we’re low on milk and the stores are closed Christmas Day. The stores will be closing early, allowing employees to spend the evening […]