Category Archives: Lent

PRINCE OF DARKNESS

The story of the Passion of Christ wouldn’t be complete without the antagonist – that ever present cad who was on the scene at the beginning of the creation of the world – the one who attempted to take away God’s … Continue reading

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IMPOSSIBLE? NOT WITH GOD!

Do you ever have days that you wish could just forget happened? Does your life look like it’s headed for the darkest, smelliest sewer?  Has your faith suffered because of it?  When things seem their worst, that’s the time to … Continue reading

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ON THE BACK OF A DONKEY

Before He was even born, Jesus traveled on the back of a donkey.  He was safely protected from the bumps and crevices on the rugged road.  Tucked away in His mother’s womb, it wouldn’t be long and He’d be born … Continue reading

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A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY

The sun was at its peak in the middle of the day.  Radiance danced across the lake as the young Rabbi spoke from a small boat.  His voice filled the entire expanse.  It was a voice of authority – a strong, … Continue reading

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WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE?

“Anyone can get angry, but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for everyone, nor is it easy.” ― Aristotle … Continue reading

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A NOT SO GREAT SHOWMAN

Having come from a long line of sociopaths, Herod Antipas relished in the shock and awe of his domain.  The more outlandish the behavior, the better. Like his father, Herod, the Great, he was much a chip off the old … Continue reading

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BLIND, BUT NOW I SEE!

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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A TRUE FOLLOWER

She came from a small village on the shore of the Sea of Galilee called Magdala.  The town was a thriving community which made beautifully colored dyes and even more resplendent textiles. Because of its location, it was the perfect … Continue reading

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UP A TREE

He was the chief tax collector of Jericho.  He was also a descendant of Abraham.  His own people despised him because tax collectors were considered corrupt as well as traitors to their own people.  Zacchaeus was also short – very … Continue reading

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CLEAN, LIVING WATER

It was the hottest point of the day, when the woman came to draw water from Jacob’s well.  Most likely she was trying to avoid the others who came in the coolness of morning.  Those women had no use for her.  … Continue reading

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