Victory Came Through Defeat: Palm Sunday Sonnet

If you've been around a year or more, you probably know that Palm Sunday is one of my favorite holidays.  I've written this post in previous years, and this one, too. I couldn't pass up another opportunity to share my love of this day with you all, even though this post comes a day late, so I … Continue reading Victory Came Through Defeat: Palm Sunday Sonnet

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Roman Triumphs and Palm Sunday

On this Palm Sunday, I wanted to share with you why this has become one of my very favorite holidays: In ancient Rome, "Triumph" was a very significant word.  It meant far more than "the act, fact, or condition of being victorious" (dictionary.com definition of "triumph").  A Triumph was an extravagant, joyous parade through the capital city to the temple of Jupiter … Continue reading Roman Triumphs and Palm Sunday

The Arrival of the King

Sorry for the slight inconsistency in my posting recently. School’s been getting crazy as Easter Break approaches—but break is next week, so I’ll hopefully return to my regular blog scheduling then (i.e. new posts on Sundays and Wednesdays). This is admittedly a couple days late, but I wanted to take some time to think about … Continue reading The Arrival of the King