Empty or Full: Bring a Sacrifice of Praise

Empty or Full: Bring a Sacrifice of Praise

Post by Therese Kay

I’ve been working through The God of All Comfort: Devotions of hope for those who chronically suffer by Judy Gann.  Today’s Scripture was Habakkuk 3:17-18

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”

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In the Waiting

In the Waiting

Post by Therese Kay

I wrote a passage in my prayer journal on Holy Saturday - the day between Good Friday and Easter.  There are times in life when we lose hope, when we don’t understand what is happening and why. We don’t know the end of the story. We don’t know that this is just a tragic, confusing event in the middle of a story of hope, redemption, resurrection, and new life.

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Blaming the Scapegoat

Blaming the Scapegoat

Post by Kathleen Schwab

This year I am teaching American Literature to my Late High School students. Right after Easter Break we read two of the most frequently anthologized American short stories: Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” and Ursula Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas.”

I realized as I was writing up discussion questions that these two stories have a great deal to say about Easter. Although neither is written from a faith perspective, they explore the universal human experiences of guilt, shame, and fear, and how people attempt to make sense of these powerful emotions.  

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