New Life at Easter

Although we are not straying far from home this year, it’s possible to see signs of new life right in our own neighborhoods. Now that we are still, we can see and appreciate signs of life that we might have missed before. Wishing you Easter peace and joy, and an appreciation of what truly matters. … More New Life at Easter

Keeping Vigil

For three days now, we have been keeping vigil and telling our shared story of the Resurrection, a vigil that will culminate tonight in the great feast of Easter. Our family recently experienced a vigil of our own. My 3-month-old grandniece suddenly spiked a fever and had to be admitted to the hospital with an … More Keeping Vigil

Coming Alive

Holy Saturday is a kind of “in-between” day – after the emotional highs and lows of Holy Thursday and Good Friday and before the not-yet joyful celebrations of Easter. Sometimes, the uneasiness of the day is almost palpable. Truth is, I have been experiencing this “in-the-tomb” feeling for a few weeks now. Not in pain, … More Coming Alive

Roll Away the Stone

Easter is a season of new life. There is a reason Christians celebrate Easter in the springtime, the season of new plant and animal life. For there to be “new life,” there must be a death that precedes it. Like the tulip, unless the flower dies and the nourishment recedes into the bulb, there can … More Roll Away the Stone