At this time of year we see “baby Jesus” everywhere. But have you really taken the time to realize that Jesus was really a baby?? One day when I was pregnant with my first son, Ryan, it hit me that Jesus was a baby. Ryan was rolling around inside and I thought, Mary felt this with Jesus. I can’t even imagine the awe and wonder of carrying the Savior. My thoughts rambled on until I reach the typical “Eastertime pictures” that we all have of Christ. And that was when it hit me, Jesus was God’s son. I thought of … Continue reading A Father’s Love
Well, here’s another holiday, so I thought I’d look into it in more depth to see what I can find. So far, there hasn’t been a holiday that has stayed true to the original meaning or intent, I wonder what I’ll find with Thanksgiving. By the way, I’m talking about the United States of America’s Thanksgiving. So, here we go …. Did you know … Canada has a Thanksgiving day too? I didn’t know that. It’s celebrated on what is our Columbus Day. There are other places that have a Thanksgiving as well. Interesting. Did you know … The first … Continue reading Thanksgiving …
Easter/Resurrection Sunday So which do you prefer “Easter” or “Resurrection” Sunday. I, personally think we should just call it what it is – Resurrection Sunday. But I’m just one person, so that probably won’t go very far. DO YOU KNOW … Why it’s called Easter? Well, did some searching and there seems to be an overwhelming consensus on where the term ‘Easter’ came from: The name “Easter” has its roots in ancient polytheistic religions (paganism). On this, all scholars agree. This name is never used in the original Scriptures, nor is it ever associated biblically with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For these … Continue reading Resurrection Sunday – Do You Know?
Holy Saturday … Holy Saturday? Didn’t even know there was such a thing to be honest. Came across it while learning about Holy Friday. This should be interesting, as the logo says, “Always a Journey” and I love to be on them. Take me where you will Lord! DO YOU KNOW … Why it’s called Holy Saturday? Well, it also called Holy and Great Saturday, or The Great Sabbath. It is the Saturday before Easter, the last day of Lent and is the day when Christ’s body lay in His Tomb. In the early church Holy Saturday was a day of fasting and … Continue reading Holy Saturday – Do You Know?
Good Friday What do you know about Good Friday? Aren’t Friday’s always good? TGIF!!! 8D We hear it all the time, what makes this Friday so much better that it gets to be called, “Good Friday?” Good Friday had significance to all of humanity. Even many faiths who do not believe that Jesus was the Christ, the son of God, believe that He was a great prophet. If nothing else, it is a great love story that should move anyone to be a better person. I have to admit, I am a bit confused on the days. As we understand … Continue reading Good Friday – Do You Know?
Maundy Thursday We’re coming up on Easter weekend. There are Good Friday services planned, Saturday is the Sabbath day to many Jews, and Easter Sunday services that many families will attend together, it’s a busy time of the year no matter what denomination you are in. What seems to be lost in all of this is what is sometimes called Maundy Thursday. Not as much is heard about this day, nor is it frequently celebrated by a church service of any kind. And even when there is a service, it just seems like the true meaning of this day is … Continue reading Maundy Thursday – Do you know?
Ever hear of the term “Frame of Reference?” I’m sure some of you have, but for those who haven’t, let me define it for you. “Frame of Reference: The context, viewpoint, or set of presuppositions or of evaluative criteria within which a person’s perception and thinking seem always to occur, and which constrains selectively the course and outcome of these activities” Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought (2nd edn: 1988) “We are told about the world before we see it. We imagine most things before we experience them. and those preconceptions, unless education has made us acutely aware, govern deeply the whole … Continue reading Frame of Reference