#30DC: Day 30 [ Pilgrims on the Way ]

  (Read: Luke 13:13-35) Later in the day, the Gospel narratives bring us seven miles from Jerusalem where we find two of Jesus’ disciples walking down a dusty road to Emmaus. They were talking to one another about the recent “happenings” when Jesus starts walking with them. They get talking and they click so well they…

Jesus is Loving Barrabas [ Transcript ]

Hazel featured a sermon jam video featuring the words of Judah Smith for Day 12 of the #30daystothecross Challenge. Please check out the original post! I tried to find a good transcript online – finding none, I made one. Notations are mine. This transcript is for the Momentum’s video (there are other versions). For my version,…

#30DC: [ Reflection + Links ]

I was on the way to work one day when Hazel (a friend) messaged me with a small idea for a challenge. At first , it was just a “one-word” prompt challenge. By the end of the conversation, that small idea ballooned into something bigger. #30daystothecross is a pilgrimage that (we hope) will lead believers into a deeper…

#30DC: Day 7 [ The Slave ]

Freedom, equality, dignity, rights. These days, it’s like everyone is an advocate for one cause or another whether it be animal rights, human rights, christian rights, children’s rights, gay rights. Most people would say that these things are worth fighting for – some would even say, worth dying for. What could be worse than having less? Probably to be deprived of…

#30DC: Day 6 [ Hey Unfaithful ]

Everyone knows who Judas was. He was unfaithful. Although he had walked, dined, prayed and essentially lived with Jesus as “One of the Twelve”, Jesus knew the state of his heart (John 13:10-11). He was not “clean”. Even after seeing his miracles and hearing his messages, Judas was a two-faced liar and thief. Judas knew how to do…

30DC:05 [ I Am He ]

“Whom do you seek?” They answered him, [ Jesus of Nazareth. ] Jesus said to them, [ I am he. ]   They say, hindsight is 20/20 – it’s probably why I enjoy journaling. I love reading my past entries, to relive the mountaintops, to remember the hard-won victories and perhaps to catch a glimpse of the “better…

#30DC: Day 4 [ The Prayer ]

“Spiritual ADD” – is a disease that we all suffer from – in varying levels of severity. Whether we are distracted by the motions of our daily life, the pressure of work and home, the smorgasbord of distraction offered by modern-day living, the so-called pursuit of happiness or perhaps even by “higher callings” that we think…

#30DC: Day 3 [ The Mount of Olives ]

Last summer holiday, I had the opportunity to go see Israel – the Holy Land. In more ways than one, it was an eye-opening experience to the beauty of the faith which we profess. On our first day in Jerusalem, we went to see the Garden of Gethsemane – located at the foot of the Mount of Olives….

[30DC: Day 2 ] x The Cup of Wrath

“Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42) This whole week, I’m choosing prompts for our #30daystothecross Challenge from the Garden of Gethsemane.  Today, we talk about cups. Throughout the Scriptures, we find mention of different cups – the cup of salvation and security…

{#30DaystotheCross } x [ Day 1 ]

              Audrey Assad wrote Even Unto Death after watching the five-minute video depicting the beheading of 21 Egyptians – identified by their captors as “People of the Cross”. “The captives prayed, their lips moving silently, their eyes closed or raised to the heavens. What were they whispering, in those last, fast-fading moments of their…

Sorrow { Repentance } Salvation

“My sin was “old fashioned”. My guilt was “old fashioned”. God’s love is “old-fashioned” I know. And the way I was saved was the old-fashioned way – through the Blood that makes whiter than snow.” (A Hymn) I learned this hymn when I was third grade. My teacher was playing it on the accordion and its…