For me, an ordained United Methodist minister and occasional theology professor and preacher, I cannot help but think first of the women who struggle every day to keep themselves and their families healthy in lean financial times. The women for whom an unplanned pregnancy could mean a lost job, physical risk or devastating financial expense.
You might be thinking that Paul, who is our earliest source for the life of Jesus, mentions the resurrection, and while that is correct, a careful reading shows that Paul is never referring to a bodily resurrection.
Easter makes a bold affirmation about God. Easter means that nothing can separate us from God's love in Jesus. Not Parkinson's. Not divorce. Not the death of a daughter. Not poverty.
I was slow to marry. From an early age, my parents had told me to choose the person I would marry carefully. They said it was likely to be the most im...
Photo credit: Pixabay A male polar bear kills a cub despite the best efforts of its mother to protect it. A landslide wipes out another village in ...
All over The Chic Site I feature tons of treats that are absolutely delicious! However, some of my favorite recipes require absolutely no baking at all! Take a look at all my easy to make desserts that you are going to love!
Growing up, I learned to deny and ignore the negative and broken, but each time I manage to walk through struggle or grief as opposed to trying to go around it, I feel this deep release, like the fullness of God's love in my exposed brokenness.
God bless First Mothers and First Ladies who continue to remind us how it can be done peacefully and with hope. This particular insight alone brings me much comfort, knowing that a mother's heart is closer to reaching the White House as president. This fact might very well be our American resurrection.
I strongly believe that lying to kids is wrong, but I let that get in the way of being a good mother. My little boy wanted to believe in magic. He wanted to be like the other kids and I didn't let him. Instead, I put myself first.
Many churches follow the Revised Common Lectionary, a three-year schedule of Scripture readings for the church year. Each year features one of the Gospels. The Gospel for this year, Year C, is the Gospel of Luke. Luke presents a distinctive understanding of Jesus' death.
President Obama ramped up the pressure on Republicans today by withdrawing his nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court and replacing him with what he believes to be the ultimate consensus and "Holier than thou" candidate: Jesus of Nazareth.
Very recently I was introduced to a church-word I had never heard before. The new word, now part of my professional lexicon, is "Creasters." Like a celebrity mash-up, it is a morphing of two words: "Christmas," and "Easter."
Two weeks ago my husband, our two boys and I spent spring break in Florida. Our first three days of the trip were dedicated to visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando.
Eggs at Easter recall the resurrection of Jesus. Since eggs were not eaten during the Lent period preceding Easter, the stored-up eggs were especially enjoyed on Easter. Fortunately, egg shaped chocolates ensued.
Want to cut back on the sugar this Easter but still have some Easter egg fun? Follow these simple recipes and you certainly won't have to go without.
With Easter around the corner, it's time to think of ways to dress the kids up appropriately for family activities, but also comfortably for romping about for the annual egg hunt.