Graduation: Death and Resurrection

Graduation: Death and Resurrection While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. Luke 24:36-37 Last week, my son moved out of his fraternity house. After four years at the University of … Continue reading Graduation: Death and Resurrection

The River, a Sugar Maple, and Jesus

The River, a Sugar Maple, and Jesus On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:2 The image of time as a river is powerful for me. A … Continue reading The River, a Sugar Maple, and Jesus

Resurrection

Resurrection And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5 Lately, I have been contemplating resurrection. Among the images conjured up by the word are revival, rejuvenation, and rebirth. Earlier this week, I got a call from a police detective. He was at my brother’s … Continue reading Resurrection

Never Forget

Never Forget  This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me. Luke 22:19  One tragic moment can turn life around, in ways so painfully new; But in our sorrow, in a thousand ways, we will remember you… Excerpt from Never Forget I work in the air-medical transport community and … Continue reading Never Forget

The Second Death

Life Notes—August 8, 2013  “Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children.  But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and … Continue reading The Second Death