Tag: Eastertide

Gratitude

Gratitude “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 118:1 Have you ever had big decisions to make, big choices to be made? Maybe as an individual or maybe even as a congregation. I remember when we started the church plant in Covina, California we spent about a year […]

With Sighs Too Deep for Words

As we continue in this season of Eastertide, I am reminded of the first two verses of Shirley Erena Murray’s Hymn “God of All Time” in Community of Christ Sings:  (CCS 270) God of all time, all seasons of our living,  blazing before our birth, beyond our dying, God of all time, we come to […]

I Can Only Imagine

I can only imagine, what it must have been like for those first disciples. Mary’s proclamation that she had seen the Lord, still ringing in their ears. They locked themselves in the house out of fear. Disturbing a grave was a serious offense, what would people say? Would they be accused? They locked the doors […]

Why Our Easter Celebration Must Continue

Are You Still Celebrating Eastertide? Are you still celebrating? We are in the midst of the 50-day Easter season known as Eastertide. For many of us in Community of Christ still becoming accustomed to the liturgical calendar, we are less familiar with the season of Eastertide than we are with the seasons of Advent or […]

Easter Friday: A Moment of Resurrection

A Moment of Resurrection Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon […]

On Easter Wednesday, How Does Community Conquer Death?

On Easter Wednesday, How Does Community Conquer Death? As we continue our journey of Eastertide in celebration of the resurrected Christ, I am focused on the question today of what it means to be the community of Christ? “Being truly human and living in community are inseparable. This wisdom is beautifully captured in an African […]