Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is a Christian holiday that is celebrated on the Sunday before Easter.

Palm Sunday is considered a “moveable feast.” Moveable feasts are a fixed number of days before or after Easter Sunday. Easter varies by 35 days depending on the placement of the moon, and must be computed each year. Palm Sunday is celebrated the Sunday before Easter regardless of the date.

The Christian feast commemorates Jesus’ triamphal entry into Jerusalem; an event that is mentioned in all four of the carnonical gospels of the Holy Bible. Mathew, Mark, Luke and John.

The feast is celebrated in different ways throughout the world. In Greece the tradition is to eat on the last day of their Lent Celebration, which is Palm Sunday. Their dinner consists of bakaliaros, which is salt cod fish. Certain parts of Italy serve homemade pasta topped with tomato sauce, bread crumbs and nuts. Since Jesus was known to have eaten figs on his way into Jerusalem, Great Britain celebrates by serving fig pudding on Palm Sunday. In Northern England and Scotland, split pea soup is a tradition that comes from their practice of wearing a hard pea in their shoe as a penance during Lent. The UK has customs dating clear back to the 1500’s! After Palm Sunday Service they hand out pax cakes and offer best wishes for peace and brotherhood. If you would like to make Pax Cakes this year here is the recipe for you:

Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem on a donkey which symbolizes arriving in peace. Unlike a King who enters riding a horse and waging war upon the crowd. Jesus came in peace.

As Jesus rode the donkey into Jerusalem the crowd scattered palm branches in front of Him and the colt that He had traveled on.

Jesus stopped in the middle of the crowd and stepped off of His horse. People placed their cloaks on the donkey and the colt and then Jesus sat back down. The crowd of people then placed their cloaks on the ground and sat down around Jesus. And the people without cloaks pulled palm leaves to sit on so that they could hear about the Messiah.

The people that went ahead of Jesus and the people that walked behind Him into Jerusalem continued to shout, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” (Mathew 21:7-9) And this is how Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

So whatever your Palm Sunday celebrations consists of make it a joyous celebration!

Happy Palm Sunday 🍃

Job 28:28

Wisdom Wednesday 🧠

Job 28:28 – “And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”

How will you focus on the Lord’s wisdom instead of the evil understanding of the world?

Psalm 118:24

Wisdom Wednesday: 🧠

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

What will you rejoice and be glad in today?

Write it down, along with this scripture and place it somewhere that you can refer to it all day! 😇

Amen! 🙏🏽

Daily Scripture and Prayer

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Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” Revelation 12:10-11, NIV

Lord our God, in praise and thanksgiving we look toward your kingdom and the reign of Jesus Christ in your kingdom. We rejoice that you make him Lord not only in heaven but also on earth, where he will gain the victory in all mankind. Men will become good and will love one another, and they will find peace when everything is done according to your will. For the time must come when, on earth as in heaven, your will is done everywhere and in everything. Be with us with your Spirit so that we may stand firm as your children until the moment comes for us to exult: Up out of all grief and trouble! Up from evil and death! Up to you, our Father in heaven! Praise to your name today while we are still groaning. Glory to your kingdom. Glory to Jesus Christ our Savior, whom you have given us. In Jesus name, Amen. 🙏🏽

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Good Day Everyone,

A quick note to all of my fellow followers.

In this season of my life it is time for me to get serious and to write my first book.

My vision for this website is for it to hold my own writing.  At this point I have written some of the blog posts, and I have also shared other people’s work.  I will be focusing on my own writing and still have a guest post on occasion.

I will also be working on menus and basic programming, so the content can be easily found.

I look forward to this new journey with you!

Thank you for your support.  God Bless You!

Christa Johnson

Daily Prayer

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Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9–11, NIV

Lord Jesus, we bow before you, before you to whom all power is given. We will love you, O Lord. We will treasure you. Your thoughts shall be our thoughts, that we may learn how you are named in heaven, on earth, and below the earth. Watch over us and be with us until you can come, until the time is fulfilled when you will appear among us and establish God’s kingdom. Then the whole world will rejoice and all people will bend their knees before you, the one Lord and Savior. In Jesus name, Amen. 🙏🏿

Daily Prayer

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The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!” Psalm 118:14-16, NIV

Dear Father in heaven, we are your children, and we look to you and to your help at every turn of our lives. Remember us, especially when we want to serve you. Stay with us with your Spirit so that everything may work out to further your kingdom and the victory of Jesus Christ, which is to be proclaimed on earth. Through his victory all people shall find in him their Savior and look to you, our Father in heaven. Yes, Father in heaven, have mercy on the world, on the many who are unfortunate and who suffer from the widespread evil around them. Remember them. Have mercy on us through the strong and mighty Lord, Jesus Christ.

In Jesus name, Amen 🙏🏼

Daily Prayer

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Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. Psalm 96:7–9, NIV

Lord our God, you are our help and our comfort. We look to you and to your promises. Grant that we may remain full of courage, also in our personal concerns, so that we do not complain like fretful children, but cheerfully wait for your great victory on earth. May we become your people. Grant your Spirit to your people, not only to a few but eventually to many. Lord our God, we pray that your will may be done on earth among the nations; may your will be done on earth as it is done in heaven. In Jesus name, Amen. 🙏🏾

Daily Prayer

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Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32, RSV

Lord our God, we come to you as a little flock, asking you to accept us and keep us as your own, whom you will redeem in your time. Protect us always so that we remain strong in faith. Strengthen us in the faith that you are with us, helping us. Grant that your people may come to the light, to the honor of your name. So we entrust ourselves to your hands this night. Be with us, Lord our God, through your Spirit. In Jesus name, Amen. 🙏🏿