Category Archives: Bible

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – SIMON, THE LEPER

There is a lot said in the Bible about Leprosy.  Today the disease is referred to as Hansen’s Disease and easily curable if caught soon enough.  The laws concerning Leprosy are laid out in the book of Leviticus 13.  The disease is thoroughly … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS FROM THE PASSION – BLIND BARTIMAEUS

Blindness in Jesus’ lifetime was quite common.  Actually blindness was a contagious disease carried by flies and the only way to avoid catching it was to stay away from those afflicted with it.    The hot desert sun would close … Continue reading

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SOME DAYS ARE LIKE THAT …

When you come to the end of a day, do you ever wonder why you bothered to get up?  Nothing seems to go right.  If you’re a parent with young children, you are inundated with little people’s needs throughout the … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – PILATE’S WIFE

She’s known  as Claudia Procula and had a bit part in the Passion Story.  She had a disturbing dream regarding the accused blasphemer and self-professed King of the Jews.  It was real enough in her mind to go to her husband and  plead for … Continue reading

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PASS IT ON

If it were only a matter of fighting off armies of an invading enemy – or simply a battle cry against those who would cause us emotional or physical harm.If our task required us to stand up for those less fortunate, … Continue reading

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“AND HE GREW” MARY’S JOURNEY

Mary probably didn’t have a baby book to write in.  Most of her days as a young mom were undoubtedly filled with washing clothes, changing diapers, cuddling bruised children, comforting those who had been bullied, making meals, clothing and teaching … Continue reading

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WHERE’S YOUR STRENGTH

One of my favorite sources of comfort when I’m fearful or anxious is Psalm 91. These beautiful words have been converted into exquisite poetry and hymns throughout the centuries. The picturesque language shows just exactly how much our God protects … Continue reading

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SO YOU WANT TO BE A PARENT …

Someone once said, it’s the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion on parenting and the most difficult thing to actually do?  How true is that.  Grandparents think they’re experts, because they’ve raised a few.  Friends without children … Continue reading

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SENIOR MOMENT – PART DEUX

Yesterday, I posted a blank page.  In a way it was how I was feeling – like an empty vessel with nothing left to give.  Do you have days like that?  Since I’ve had more time on my hands lately, … Continue reading

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PONDER IT IN YOUR HEART

“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” When I was little I thought the word ponder meant to pound. In a child’s mind it made perfect sense for Mary to treasure the things that were … Continue reading

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