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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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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION STORY – JOHN, THE BAPTIST

This begins a series on the characters of the Passion of Christ for Lent An empty cradle sat collecting dust in the quiet home of an elderly couple.   The woman prayed for many years to have children, but that hope … Continue reading

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JOHN BAPTIZES JESUS

What a sight he was, this man who was preaching repentance and washing sins away through baptism.  This was the son of Elizabeth and Zechariah – born in their old age – promised by the Angel of the Lord to … Continue reading

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RIPPLE EFFECT

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© From the icy mountain, Through crevices in the face of granite, Water flows to the Jordan River, Fresh, vibrant, clean, restorative, John, the teacher of repentance, Calls, Reaches, Touches souls, Cleansing … Continue reading

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THOSE HORRIFIC HERODS

Our people had been subjected to foreign rule for as long as I can remember.  The Herods considered themselves to Jews, but they were deeply rooted in the traditions and laws of Rome. Each day was filled with challenges. Women … Continue reading

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PREPARE THE WAY . . .

My relative, Elizabeth had a child shortly before my Son was born.  It was quite astounding since she was way beyond child bearing years.  However, this was all part of God’s amazing plan for the world.  When her son, John … Continue reading

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ALL IN GOD’S TIMING

An empty cradle sat collecting dust in the quiet home of an elderly couple.  Carved many years ago, by anxious hands – filled with soft blankets of lambs wool.  Time passed and still the cradle remained empty. A sad scenario for many … Continue reading

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