A Tale of Two Fridays

I walked through a local store just days after Halloween and heard “Joy to the World” floating softly from the speakers. The lyrics about hope and preparing our hearts melted like snowflakes on warm October sidewalks, amid the heated rush toward sale signs and busy employees wearing Santa hats.  I paused before the beauty of

A Good Friday Reflection

Although He clearly tried to prepare His followers for the moment, sometimes I wonder if it was not until the experience at the Garden of Gethsemane, as soldiers sent from the church of Israel arrested Him, that the disciples truly began to understand the purpose of Jesus. Three of the Gospels tell us a disciple