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April 5, 2020

When Every Day is Good Friday

I always feel conflicted about Palm Sunday. We go from celebrating the entry of Christ into Jerusalem to a week of thinking about Easter dinners, baked goods, and dyed eggs to Good Friday. I feel that “Good Friday” is always a bit of a misnomer. While Jesus’ resurrection can certainly be labeled “good,” there’s really […]

January 14, 2018

The Boo of Christ

At the beginning of Advent, I was walking with our 2 year old grandchildren in Pittsburgh. And when we came to a nativity scene in a neighbor’s yard, they both commented that there was no baby Jesus there. Where is he? they wanted to know. I tried to explain that it’s Advent and we are […]

October 30, 2016


When Ruth and I are traveling we often use GPS to give us directions to get to the specific  of the place we are visiting.  Sometimes the voice from the GPS interrupts our travel with the single word, “Recalculating.”  When that happens, we have a choice to make:  do we turn back to get on […]