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Story about the bus stop and the 3 people in the rain: An elderly lady looking frail, your best friend and the person of your dreams… Only one will fit in the car… Thinking Outside of the box … Like Jesus’ accusation of insanity.
Honestly, I suspect that we’ve heard the story of the wind and the tongues of flame and the dove and the crowds hearing the sermon in their own languages just enough to believe that the promise of Pentecost is deliverance, celebration, victory and strength. The signs of Pentecost, after all, are mighty. And what is the Holy Spirit if it is not God’s own agent – the very Spirit of the resurrected Jesus – now on earth to accompany us with signs of wonder and power.
Ascension Day is one of the few remaining festivals of the Christian Church year that isn’t really being touched by our secular American society. I’m guessing none of you sent or received “Happy Ascension Day” cards in the mail this week or went out for dinner for Ascension Day.
“Playing with blocks help children develop their vocabularies, improves math skills, and even teaches them about gravity, balance, and geometry. … Building is all about size, shape, weight, leverage, and balance, and as your child works this out, their building and block play will become more and more complex.
Last week I mentioned that the trial of Officer Derek Chauvin is now under way. Charged with 2nd degree unintentional murder, 2nd degree manslaughter & 3rd degree murder for George Floyd’s death in May 2020. The frightening misuse of force and power has brought many people to their feet in protest.
The trial of Officer Derek Chauvin is now under way. Charged with 2nd degree unintentional murder, 2nd degree manslaughter & 3rd degree murder for Floyd’s death in May 2020. Unlike sensational trials of the past for people like the Marathon bomber who reeked terror 8 years ago this month, there is no death sentence penalty on the table for these charges. And yet the frightening misuse of force and power has brought many people to their feet in protest.
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb.
When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me.