grave saturday

This blog originally posted four years ago, but is highly relevant for our circumstances today. The day was grave.  Sunday’s triumphant celebration evaporated.  The memory of a strong Jesus clearing the temple and teaching to the acclaim of the people gone.  Jesus was dead.  His body lay in a grave. The religious leaders were not…

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forgive

  How did this happen?  Last week they were fighting over who would sit at Jesus right and left hands in his Kingdom.  Mt. 20:20-21.  The triumphal entry on Sunday made them believe the Kingdom was at hand.  No one could stop Jesus.  He cleared the temple of injustice on Monday.  On Tuesday, he was…

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maundy thursday

We continue our Holy Week series published two years ago to help us focus on something that transcends the pandemic.  May you experience peace in the one who has overcome this world. Time is short.  Not long ago Jesus entered Jerusalem to the waving of palm branches.  He cleared the temple of exploitation on Monday…

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Spy Wednesday

Sunday Jesus enters Jerusalem to shouts of praise.  Monday he clears the temple with shouts against injustice.  Tuesday the leaders are shouting as they try to stop his teaching and prove heresy.  Now it’s Wednesday.  No more shouts.  On Wednesday there is silence.  Except for Judas. Judas watched the popularity of Jesus soar on Sunday. …

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Teaching Tuesday

Our Holy Week Series first appeared in 2014.  What was relevant 2,000 years ago remains so today.  In the midst of COVID-19, we invite you to reflect on the events from the week that changed the world. Sunday you enter the city of Jerusalem to the loud acclaim of people.  Your popularity poll is off…

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justice monday

The following is an excerpt from Gospel Justice.  Some refer to the Monday of Holy Week as Justice Monday when Jesus drove the money exchangers from the temple. Powerful reminder that Jesus is not a tame lion and that he cares deeply about injustice. Jerusalem was abuzz. “Did you see the crowds when Jesus entered…

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business

Has the coronavirus crisis made you feel like you are racing down the autobahn so fast you can’t read the signs?  To make it worse, the signs are in German!  That’s what the fast-breaking news of COVID-19 feels like.  All of a sudden life accelerated in a completely unexpected way.  Here are 4 actions you…

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coronavirus

Life is temporarily changing as the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) grows.  Schools, libraries, park districts, churches, restaurants and some businesses are closing.  Travel is restricted.  Social distancing is a new word in our vocabulary as fear spreads.  How should you respond in the midst of this national crisis? 1.  Don’t panic – participate With new…

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something new

Are you considering starting something new? Whether a relationship, business, volunteer opportunity or anything else, here are three helpful fundamentals to consider. 1. Begin with Prayer. Maybe you aren’t a praying person. This is a good time to start. For Administer Justice, it started with the prayers of my wife, Helen. You want a prayer…

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jewels

We are adding jewels for His crown by adding Jules to our staff.  Julie (Jules) Roper joined our team as our new COO.   I’ll introduce her to you.  But I also want to know how you are adding jewels for His crown in 2020. You are God’s Jewel The book of Zechariah says, “The Lord…

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