“joseph put the body in his own tomb that had been cut into solid rock and had never been used. he rolled a big stone against the entrance to the tomb and went away”. ~ mark 15:46 this picture shows us the beauty of Christ in his complete obedience to the will of God, at vast cost to himself, and also in his unconditional love for us. because it is for us, for our sake, that he is here like this. forRead More
every year in europe they have the eurovision song contest. think european american idol, but bigger. each country has its own contest and chooses a winner. the winners are then all part of the eurovision song contest. and 2011’s contest begins soon! i just happened to run across the winner from switzerland… and i think she’s gonna do quite well. love the song, love everything about it! check it out!
it’s a little weird having both on the same day. or, is it? i must admit that i have been longing for the liturgy of good friday. i feel the need to feel the anguish, shame, and pain of this day. i want to experience good friday fully. i don’t want to celebrate. i don’t want to skip ahead to the joy of easter without reflecting on the sadness of today. or maybe, it’s just that i feel guilty forRead More
i’ve had the pure joy of being able to sit at a table and share some food with two different groups of people in the past 2 days. wednesday night i had fika with the youth & young adults that lina works with. it was fun to listen to their conversations (and try to keep up. haha). after having a meeting, the fika break was a chance for them to just chill and chat with each other. i think thatRead More
it’s wednesday and it’s quiet in sweden. well, the bells on the churches are not ringing. there are still people moving about, doing things. but it feels a little different. it’s dymmelonsdag (“dumb wednesday”, sort of). the day before maundy thursday. today is a day for silence. thought. and preparation for the next few dark days. we’re afraid of silence in this world. it makes us come face to face with ourselves. and usually we don’t like what we see.Read More