Category Archives: Life of Christ

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – JOSEPH OF ARIMATHIA

He was a well respected member of the community, wealthy beyond most standards and a leader in the Sanhedrin.  A native of Arimathea, he now called home Jerusalem.  He undoubtedly knew that his life was soon coming to an end, … 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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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – BARABBAS

It was another time, another place, but much like our world today.  Rome had invaded Judaea and Jerusalem had become nearly unrecognizable.  Some of the change was good.  There were new roads, grand buildings, protection from a mighty army.  Being the … Continue reading

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SON RISE

Mary’s Journey & Eternity by Kathy Boecher© ETERNITY He died that I could live. He suffered pain and loss. He gave all He could give, upon that rugged cross. But on that awesome day, so many years ago, He for … Continue reading

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IT IS FINISHED

MARY’S JOURNEY By Kathy Boecher© The memories of yesterday were more than any one human being could bear.  Her firstborn Son, subjected to the execution of Roman justice – to the humiliation of this horrible torture – to rejection by … Continue reading

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CAN WE CARRY THE BURDEN?

MARY’S JOURNEY By Kathy Boecher© Jesus’ beaten and wounded body was exhausted from continuous beatings.  His flesh was a mass of blood and torn flesh, along with the spit spewing from His accusers mouths. His trek along the Via Dolorosa … Continue reading

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HE KNEW

MARY’S JOURNEY by Kathy Boecher© As the days wore on leading up to the Passover Feast, Jesus continued to teach. It seemed to Mary that He was more urgent in His message.  There was so much He wanted His followers to … Continue reading

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THE PLOT THICKENS

MARY’S JOURNEY By Kathy Boecher© The plot was well underway from the day they left  Bethany until they reached  Jerusalem.  Mary heard murmurings of it within the crowds.  Some thought Jesus was the Messiah, but there were those that couldn’t believe … Continue reading

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SO LITTLE TIME

MARY’S JOURNEY by Kathy Boecher It was like any other day during Passover.  Many had come to give their offerings and make their animal sacrifices. The sound of sheep without blemish and doves cooing, along with chanting voices and general … Continue reading

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NOT A TABLE UNTURNED

The day before had been a day of excitement and glory for Mary’s Son.  He was hailed as the King of the Jews, but today things began to come unraveled.  As He entered the temple on the Monday following His … Continue reading

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THE KING COMETH

MARY’S JOURNEY by Kathy Boecher© He had an air of royalty about Him, even though he was not arrayed in purple or crowned with gold.  His mighty steed was a simple foal of a donkey – not what you’d expect … Continue reading

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TEACHER OF PRECIOUS SOULS

MARY’S JOURNEY BY KATHY BOECHER© Mary remembered how her Son loved children.  He was the oldest child so often had to look after His siblings.  He never seemed to mind caring for them.  He looked like a little shepherd, tending His sheep.  … Continue reading

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A MAN OF SORROWS

MARY’S JOURNEY by Kathy Boecher He began to quote scripture with great authority.  Even the men of the Sanhedrin were amazed at His teachings, but He was beginning to stir up the people.  Mary remembered some of the prophesies that … Continue reading

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A NEW MESSAGE

MARY’S JOURNEY by Kathy Boecher© This was the pinnacle of Jesus career.  Mary’s heart was undoubtedly filled with pride as He preached with such authority.  His words held hope for the downtrodden, comfort for the sick and dying and peace … Continue reading

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CLINGING TO THE MEMORIES

MARY’S JOURNEY – By Kathy Boecher© We women have a preponderance for remembering.  We are right on top, with birthdays and anniversaries.  We usually don’t forget important appointments, even when we put them on the calendar.  We remember our child’s first … Continue reading

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TELL ME A STORY

Where we come from it’s not uncommon to tell stories.  It was our way of communicating.  You may do the same as you sit around a campfire.  Stories can be a wonderful opportunity to pass down certain truths to future generations. My son had … Continue reading

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