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Why Do We Eat Ham at Easter?

Posted by Marge on March 31, 2017 in History or Holidays |

    What do you eat for Easter dinner? Traditionally, we ate ham.  My father was a butcher, so I realized that ham was pork and knew it wasn’t eaten in Jesus’ time. Under Jewish laws eating pork was strictly forbidden. So, were we eating ham on Easter? I began to feel guilty. Were we being disrespectful? […]

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A Sinful Nature

Posted by Marge on March 30, 2017 in Spiritual Corner |

For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. Romans 7:18-20 Do you find it hard to keep rules. Whether it’s your parent’s rules or God’s rules, both know that this is going to happen. We all are trying to live according to God’s and society’s rules, […]

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Spirit of Self-Control

Posted by Marge on March 28, 2017 in Spiritual Corner |

        For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from […]

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Fourth Sunday in Lent

Posted by Marge on March 26, 2017 in Spiritual Corner |

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31(NIV) Jesus fasted, but prayed to God for help to get through those times […]

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Eagles Wings

Posted by Marge on March 14, 2017 in Spiritual Corner |

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31(NIV) This verse was written about Isaiah’s time, when Israel was divided by […]

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Christian Fasting – What is it?

Posted by Marge on March 6, 2017 in Spiritual Corner |

    Well, yesterday was the first Sunday in Lent. Have you decided what you fast will be? Do you understand what fasting is? When we fast, it means not eating a food or drink during lent that we really like. We use this as a way to remind us that it is Lent and think about God. By […]

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Ash Wednesday

Posted by Marge on March 1, 2017 in Spiritual Corner |

      Today is Ash Wednesday and is the first day of Lent. As Christians on Ash Wednesday, we go to mass and receive ashes on our foreheads. Traditionally the palm branches from the previous Palm Sunday service are saved and burned to produce ashes for this service. Receiving ashes is a sign of penance or admitting we are […]

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