TWO-minute Devotions for Holy Week.
MARY Magdalene, John 20 Originally posted on thejaggedword.com It’s only a week away. Baking, wrapping, and packaging. Mailing, singing, and giving. Parties, church services, and family dinners. Frantically running, exhaustedly buying, tension and family stress is building. Everything is pointing to that final day, December 25, when we will culminate with cries of Christmas joy.… Continue reading Another Christ-less Christmas? 5 Minute Advent Devotion
MARY, sister to Lazarus, John 11 Originally posted on thejaggedword.com An emptiness dug a pit in her stomach when she remembered the face of her brother. He had a crooked smile when he had teased her, but he always followed with a strong, loving hug. He often defended her and made sure his sisters were… Continue reading Her Unbelief, His Light: 5 minute Advent Devotion
MARY, Luke 1:26-38 Originally posted on thejaggedword.com Do you see that girl who sits alone over there? The young one, not especially beautiful, but not unlike any of her other friends in our tiny city called Nazareth. Mother makes her draw water in the morning; father made sure there was an upstanding Jewish boy waiting… Continue reading A Common Girl’s Gift: 5 Minute Advent Devotion
I once asked the question out loud, “Have you ever been angry at God?” and I was met with a confusion of quiet stares. On my left I saw a half nod, quickly quieted as her eyes crossed the room. On my right, solemn and serious foreheads wagged stoically, no. A few frozen faces held… Continue reading How to Scream at God