Author: cultivatingjewels

A Marriage That Endures

In today’s world, the average American marriage lasts eight years before a couple is headed for divorce. The statistics say that twenty-eight percent of evangelical Christian marriages end in divorce, only a few percentage points less than the non-Christian thirty-five percent of couples. All of that said, it is a beautiful thing when marriages outlast the test of time. Today,…

The Worst Good Day

“When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus outside. He sat down on the judge’s seat in a place called the Stone Pavement (but in Aramaic, Gabbatha). t was the preparation day for the Passover, and it was about noon. Then he told the Jews, ‘Here is your king!’ They shouted, ‘Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!’ Pilate…

The Women of Easter

When I was thinking about how to present the story of the Resurrection this year, I wanted to do so in a way that opened our eyes to parts of the story that may be missed if we are not careful in our reading. I believe it is very possible with this story (and many others in the Word) to…