First Baptist Church of Herndon Blogs
I find myself among those who have gained a few pounds during the pandemic. Stress eating, no yoga class, and cold winter weather are just a few of my favorite personal excuses. Don’t get me wrong, I was not skinny before!
On Palm Sunday our Bible Study group tried to look at a very familiar story from the Bible in a new way. We have all heard the Palm Sunday story many times. Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. But it didn’t look totally triumphant.
Approaching Easter last year, I was so disappointed to miss all the church and family traditions due to the pandemic. But I knew it was for the greater good. I was reminded during that time just how important Easter is for the world.
Let’s face it, I often write about my commute to work, the crazy drivers, not me of course, and the things I find so interesting or irritating. Currently I report into my office two days a week and work remotely for the remainder. Ever since we started this gradual return to the office my drive to and from work has been crazy easy.
Recently in our adult Bible study we talked about how confusing the crucifixion might be to a non- Christian. If we are honest it confuses many Christians. Why would God allow Jesus to die in such a horrible way?
It was a quiet Saturday afternoon. A lazy day if I’m being honest. There I was sitting on the couch watching a winter sports event on TV when I heard a familiar ping telling me I had a text message. Fully expecting it to be one of my children with pictures of my perfect grandchildren doing something adorable I quickly snatched the phone.