His wisdom and knowledge of the scriptures surpassed many of the most religious leaders of the synagogue.  As He traveled the coast of the Sea of Galilee, many were amazed at His words  – His healing – His parables  His determination – His love.  Soon He amassed a large following.

He chose several to leave everything behind and follow Him and they did so willingly.  They would soon be a very important part of this walk.

I watched from the sidelines as the crowds huddled around Him; all hanging on every word.  I worried that He wasn’t getting enough sleep.  His work was relentless and He rarely found time to rest.  As a concerned mother, I took the family with me to talk about this.  I wanted to make things easier for Him.  Some people were beginning to call Him a religious fanatic and many thought He had gone crazy.  I knew it wasn’t true, but couldn’t bear to see my dear, Son subjected to such ridicule.

We pushed through the crowds, but couldn’t get close enough to catch the slightest glimpse of Him.  At last I was able to get word to Him that His family wished to see Him.  His powerful voice rang out over the crowd, “My  mother and my brothers are those who hear the Word of God and do it.”

The words pierced my heart.  At first I felt rejected and hurt, but then it occurred to me that He wasn’t turning us away.  He was inviting us to participate in the work He had begun.  That invitation was meant for the entire assembly as well.  He was calling us to be part of the promised inheritance of God’s Kingdom and eternal life with Him.  It was another moment to tuck away in my heart.

And so, His ministry began.










As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. Wonderful perspective Kathy.:0)


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