A Wonder of a Woman

Weighed down by a chorus of no’s, she steps up onto the battlefield. Her disguise falls to the ground and fiercely, she walks towards the gun fire. And instead of being demolished, she triumphs, making it across No Man’s Land. She clears the path so that her men can follow. I cried. I was never […]

Resurrected

This is the moment we have waited for. Life. Life where there once was death. For the final day of our Online Stations of the Cross, you are invited to reflect on these images of resurrection. Which images resonate with you the most? What picture would you take to depict resurrection? What would it look […]

Buried

There’s something about burials that feel so final. I remember attending the funeral of a friend who passed away and watching the dust begin to cover her casket brought a new set of tears. I wonder what it was like for Jesus’ followers, who saw his burial as a death to their hopes for the […]

Died

Death is a haunting word with a stark reality. Today, you are invited to ponder death – the death of Christ, the deaths of those you loved, and perhaps the fact that you also will one day die. (Note: Submit your photos now and tag @OakHouseRetreats #died).   It was now about noon, and darkness […]

Insulted

For today’s Online Station of the Cross, we consider Christ’s experience of being insulted. As with some of the previous stations, we all have experiences of both being insulted and insulting others. As you slowly browse through these photos, consider these moments in your life. (Note: Submit your photos now and tag @OakHouseRetreats #insulted). One […]

Crucified

For today’s Online Station of the Cross, we are invited to imagine what it would be like to suffer through crucifixion. Slowly browse through these photos as you consider Jesus’ experience. When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his […]

Helped

It is a powerful moment to receive the help of another person – especially a stranger. Today, we reflect on our experiences of being helped and helping others. Slowly browse these photos as you consider these moments in your own life. Following the images, you will find a corresponding Bible verse and prayer. (Note: Submit […]

Burdened

We carry heavy burdens, even though we’re called to release them to Christ. Yet, time and again, we find ourselves in the same place. It’s just part of our human condition. Slowly browse these photos as you consider your own experience of being burdened. Following the images, you will find a corresponding Bible verse and […]

Abused

Abuse is an ugly word with ugly meaning behind it. Today, we choose to lean into the uncomfortable and reflect on being abused, witnessing the effects of abuse, and perhaps even abusing others. Slowly browse these photos as you consider your own experience. Following the images, you will find a corresponding Bible verse and prayer. […]

Judged

For today’s Online Station of the Cross, we are invited to reflect on the act of being judged (or perhaps the act of judging others).  Slowly browse these photos as you consider your own experience. Following the images, you will find a corresponding Bible verse and prayer. (Note: Submit your photos now and tag @OakHouseRetreats […]

Denied

Here we find ourselves on day 4 of the Online Stations of the Cross, where we explore the experience of being denied. Slowly browse these photos as you consider your own experience of being denied. Following the images, you will find a corresponding Bible verse and prayer. (Note: Submit your photos now and tag @OakHouseRetreats #denied). […]