7 Easter 2020

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.” 1 Peter 4:12 A couple of weeks ago, my sermon dealt with perspective.  We all like to think that whatever difficulties we are facing are unique and worse thanContinue reading “7 Easter 2020”

6 Easter 2020

Have you ever noticed that scripture frequently draws our attention to the absolute necessities of life and connects us to the necessities of the spiritual life?  Perhaps one of the reasons we fail to appreciate the importance of these spiritual necessities is that we have grown so accustomed to having the physical necessities that weContinue reading “6 Easter 2020”

5 Easter 2020

I have always been both fascinated by and frustrated by optical illusion pictures.  As a child I can remember the Magic Eye pictures that looked like repetitive patterns until you looked at it just the right way and then you could see dolphins swimming or some such design.  Anamorphosis is an art technique that makesContinue reading “5 Easter 2020”

3 Easter 2020

Our current culture tends to encourage us to leave the past behind us and to live in the present moment. For people that have a tendency to get bogged down by prior mistakes there is a certain amount of good advice in that, but in general, if we don’t ever look back, 1) we failContinue reading “3 Easter 2020”