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LIFELESS – LIFE FILLED

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©   This place that we have loved, this lonely withered space, Has faltered with the winter snows and cannot rise again, Without that inner life, that comes from heaven’s place, Our lives … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – PONTIUS PILATE

Pontius Pilate played a pivotal role in the crucifixion of Jesus, even though he had no reason to declare him guilty.  The evidence brought against this criminal had nothing to do with Roman law.  The only possible reason Pilate could … Continue reading

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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 OF THE PASSION – HEROD ANTIPAS

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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DEATH WITHOUT STING

“To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish’d.”  William Shakespeare, “Hamlet” Today we’re attending another … 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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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 – THE SAMARITAN WOMAN

It was the hottest point of the day, when the Samaritan woman came to draw water from Jacob’s well.  Most likely she was trying to avoid the other woman who came to gather water in the coolness of morning.  Those … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – THE WOMAN WHO GRABBED A MIRACLE

For twelve years she ‘d carried the burden of her disease.  Not only was she wasting away because of the loss of blood she shed each day, but her finances were being eaten away as well. She was suffering from … Continue reading

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