Category Archives: Holy Week

TGIF

Thank God It’s Friday! It’s funny how often we say that phrase and its famous acronym on the other 51 Fridays of the year, and how rarely we apply it to today, the Friday for which we ought to be … Continue reading

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Seven

Seven is a number that seems to pop up a lot in the Bible. And according to George Costanza, it’s also a great name for a baby…   SUSAN: It’s not a name. It’s a number. GEORGE: I know. It’s … Continue reading

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The O-Word

‘It’s not easy being green It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things And people tend to pass you over ‘Cause you’re not standing out Like flashy sparkles in the water Or stars in the sky’ – … Continue reading

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Stripes

Isaiah 53:5. After John 3:16, this was the first Bible verse I was really conscious of. Not the actual verse, but its name: Isaiah 53:5. And I was only made aware of these six letters, three digits and a colon … Continue reading

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Broken For Me

We Anglicans are very good at Communion. I guess we’d better be, since most of our churches serve the Lord’s Supper every week. And we are. At my church, we’ve got the system so well-organized that we can almost always serve … Continue reading

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Hurry Up and Wait

I’m not a big fan of waiting. I get irritated watching my Keurig machine brew a cup of coffee. I glare at the microwave for at least the last 15 seconds of pretty much any cooking time. And when my kids … Continue reading

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Easter Ain’t Over

It’s easy to get a little frustrated by Easter, isn’t it? Now I don’t mean Easter Sunday itself. The bright colours, the unbridled enthusiasm about Christ’s once-and-for-all (all time, and all people) victory over sin and death, the feasting, the … Continue reading

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More Grave Questions

In many a dark hour, I’ve been thinkin’ about this That Jesus Christ was betrayed by a kiss But I can’t think for you, You’ll have to decide Whether Judas Iscariot had God on his side That’s from the Bob Dylan classic … Continue reading

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Blood, Sweat & Tears

A couple of years ago, I wrote back-to-back posts titled Earth, Wind and Fire and Creedence Clearwater Revival. I was keen to continue on this ’60s band name train, but ran out of track. Until today. I hope you’ll forgive me … Continue reading

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As Holy as You Make It

Palm Sunday was a spiritual high for me this year. Pastor Stephen’s sermon was extremely impactful once again, and I left the church very much aware of what Palm Sunday meant for me. Then, I went home and went grocery shopping – … Continue reading

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