After the long dismal days of winter, the dark skies and wet weather I am really enjoy the warmth of spring today. The sun is shining, the temperature is rising, birds are singing outside my window and plant life is springing into life.
The season of Easter is the highlight of the year in the church calendar. It is the climax of the gospel accounts, and the pivotal point of human history. The events recorded in all four gospels surrounding the final days of Jesus’ life on earth plumb the depths of human despair and ascend the highest heights of eternal hope.
Have you ever wondered why Easter is not on the same date every year like Christmas? The reason is quite simple, it coincides with the Jewish festival of Passover whose date is determined by moon cycles. The rule is that it is on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox (March 21st).
I thought it might be helpful for me to share some thoughts and plans about my Sabbatical. Taking a sabbatical is something that I have been thinking and praying about for several years. This process has included talking with a number of other church leaders in other churches as well as the directors of Life Church.
February is traditionally the season for love and romance, with Valentine’s Day on the 14th being the primary focus for cards, flowers and chocolates. If you haven’t already booked a table for a romantic meal for two by now you’d better get a move on because restaurants are generally heavily oversubscribed that evening.