Greater Love

John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” It’s hard being on the receiving end of a great love. Someone lets you be the first in line instead of themselves, someone lets you walk through the door first, someone lets you have the last piece of…

Maundy Thursday (2017)

What in the world does “maundy” mean? The word comes from the Latin word mandatum, which means “order” or “command.” During this day of Holy Week, we observe Maundy Thursday because of Jesus’ command, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one…

Christ the King (Palm Sunday 2017)

Philippians 2:5-11, Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He…

If You’re Single on Valentine’s Day

If you’re like me and you’re single on Valentine’s Day, it’s okay to love yourself. Take the sage advice of Tom and Donna on the right and “treat yo self!” If you’re unfamiliar with the show these two actors performed on—Parks & Recreation—Tom and Donna had an annual tradition in which they would take one…