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”

2nd Sunday after Easter 2020

Labels are a tricky thing.  When I go to the grocery store, I want my food to be labeled clearly and accurately.  For people with food sensitivities, this can be a life or death matter, but when we label people, we tend to put emphasis on something that is often irrelevant to the current situationContinue reading “2nd Sunday after Easter 2020”

Easter Vigil 2020

An interesting difference between first century Jewish culture and 21st century Americans is our concept of the day.  In the story of the creation we are told “And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.” (Genesis 1:5b).  In the Jewish culture, even today for those who strictly observe the Sabbath, the newContinue reading “Easter Vigil 2020”