Jesus Loved, So He Waited

by Heather Bock Jesus was friends with a family in Bethany, two sisters and a brother: Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. At one time, Mary had sat at Jesus' feet to hear Him speak while her sister worked hard to prepare something good for Him to eat. Now Lazarus was seriously ill. The sisters knew Jesus … Continue reading Jesus Loved, So He Waited

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Sugarless Lent Prepares My Heart for the Sweetness of Christ, A Guest Post at (in)courage

Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. I grew up in a church that observed no more of the Church calendar than Easter and Christmas, but I was introduced to Lent in college, when I developed a great appreciation for its reminder of Jesus' 40 days of temptation in the wilderness and of His … Continue reading Sugarless Lent Prepares My Heart for the Sweetness of Christ, A Guest Post at (in)courage

Overcome

Every Good Friday, as I contemplate the death of Jesus, I think about the death of my own father, who died eight years ago of pancreatic cancer on Good Friday itself. It's hard to think the timing of a loved one's death could be good no matter when it is--and my father's death was a … Continue reading Overcome