Announcing My Latest Study: Abide

This week, I am putting the final touches on my latest study and can finally share the big news with you! (Read further and you will see the cover!)

In previous studies we explored the Beatitudes, The Holy Spirit, and Discipling Christ in the model of Mary. In my latest study we dive deeper into the New Testament to understand Jesus’ unfailing love.

Sitting in Front of the Empty Tomb

I’ve never spent much time focused on the resurrection narrative found in the various Gospels. I’m not sure about you, but I am just so happy to get past Palm Sunday and Good Friday that I kinda blend all the stories into one, not quite sure who it is that sees Jesus first. I have been so focused on His Seven Last Words, that I never really paid attention to His First.

In preparing to write one of the final lessons in my new study, I read all 4 accounts and was struck by the unique details each author includes. This morning, Matthew’s version of the burial and resurrection struck a chord with me. You can follow along if you want, Matthew 27:57-61, 28:1-10.

Good Friday was good.

A shield against the hard days.

There are some days when I wake up and the knot in the pit of my stomach is already forming.  I have not even had a chance to say a quick prayer and I am already aware that my body feels anxious about some unknown event which has yet to occur.  It might be that I am anticipating the emotions that I will experience during a hard conversation which may or may not happen. It could also be that I am not looking forward to spending the day without someone that I dearly love.  On other days, it could just be that I am dreading the silence that awaits me as I am making dinner for myself.