Category Archives: Jesus

THE YEARS IN BETWEEN – INSTALLMENT NINE – CONCLUSION

When I started this series, I was doing so from the point of view of an actor developing a character. In order to bring a character to life, we need to know their history, their lineage, their lifestyle, friends, personality … Continue reading

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THE YEARS BETWEEN – INSTALLMENT EIGHT – PREPARATION

Socio-economic conditions, poverty, oppressive rulers, lack of spiritual leadership and corruption in the church, over taxation, trade – all these things played a part in what Jesus was becoming. As He watched His parents struggle, His siblings leave the nest … Continue reading

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THE YEARS IN BETWEEN – INSTALLMENT SEVEN – SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONDITIONS

As a young boy, moving through adolescence, Jesus would be witness to those who teased or hurt others – those who were unfair and just plain mean. Bullies aren’t new. For Jesus, however, He saw it as injustice and might … Continue reading

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THE YEARS IN BETWEEN – INSTALLMENT FIVE – RELIGION

Both Mary and Joseph were from the lineage of King David.  They followed the laws of the Old Testament and devoutly studied the scriptures each day.  They would have insisted on that within their family.  The command to raise a … Continue reading

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THE YEARS BETWEEN – INSTALLMENT FOUR – HEALTH CONDITIONS

We know that people suffered from many skin issues. I imagine it being caused by exposure to the sun and other outdoor elements. Some of it may have been caused by bugs, irritating the eyes as they worked outside. Many times … Continue reading

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THE YEARS BETWEEN – INSTALLMENT THREE – THE GOVERNMENT

Picture this – a fierce leader, who has complete control over the citizens of his country.  He also holds many foreign nations under his thumb and in captivity.  He is murderous, deceitful, vindictive, suspicious, conniving and any other negative term … Continue reading

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THE YEARS BETWEEN – INSTALLMENT TWO – DAILY LIFE

The sun slowly rises in the east, as women rise from their slumber to prepare for another day.  They meet at the well early in the morning to gather the daily supply of water – water which will cleanse them and … Continue reading

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THE YEARS IN BETWEEN – INSTALLMENT ONE

“The more we study, the more we know. The more we know, the more we forget. The more we forget, the less we know. So, why study?”  Anonymous When we’re just beginning to learn, it seems kind of pointless to go … Continue reading

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THE YEARS IN BETWEEN – PREFACE

As an actor, playwright and author, it’s important for me to know many details about a character.  I like to know where they lived – what was happening in his world – what was the political climate – what does the … Continue reading

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WHERE DID I COME FROM?

There’s a big trend these days to discover our ancestry.  You can go to a site on the internet to find out where you came from and some clues to who you are.  I think we all like to know … Continue reading

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THE CHURCH UNITED

What is a team without a leader?  How does a corporation thrive without someone to guide it?  What happens when everyone thinks they know better than the boss or there are too many cooks in the kitchen? Usually the result is … Continue reading

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HE LAY DEAD IN A TOMB

The disciples, except for John, scattered and went into hiding in fear for their own lives.  His mother grieved over the death of the Son who was gifted to her as a young woman – the child who would grow … Continue reading

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JESUS LOVES CHILDREN

Some of the things I worried about as a child seem insignificant now. Today children are faced with more serious issues than I ever dreamed of. The technological age has opened a whole new world for them and along with … Continue reading

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OH, WHAT A VOICE!

One of my goals as an acting coach, is to instill the ability of vocal projection.  Little voices seem to excel on the playground, when having a tantrum, in church (when they’re supposed to be still) and in countless other … Continue reading

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ONE BAD POLITICIAN

When we look at our politicians today, what do we see?  We’re pounded with stories of indiscretion, sexual harassment, corruption, undignified behavior and evil occurring all over the place. We’ve the ‘benefit’ of receiving all this juicy gossip daily – even … Continue reading

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STAY WITH ME

“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity The word FORSAKE isn’t a commonly used word today.  According to the … Continue reading

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OUT OF THIS WORLD

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”  John … Continue reading

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THE REAL SUPERMAN

In the past week we’ve been witness to heroes of all sorts.  There’s the average guy from Minnesota, who drives his boat to Texas in order to save displaced victims of Hurricane Harvey.  There’s the moms and dads who send their … Continue reading

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ALL LIVES MATTER

This post was written on August 15, 2015, but still remains pertinent.  I wonder if we will ever practice what we preach and love each other as Christ first loved us.  Hatred and violence are ugly tools of the devil, … Continue reading

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YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE

How many times have you heard this? My life stinks. I’m going nowhere. I’ve had this problem all my life; it will never go away. I just can’t find the energy anymore. I don’t think God loves me. I’m tired … Continue reading

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