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In our busy lives, time can become so full of things to do and plans to be made, that we often forget time for our Savior. What if He hadn’t left the comfort of heaven, the power of His throne, … Continue reading

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POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© At the hour of the evening sacrifice, Jesus died.  His stricken body had suffered unbearable torture, even for the Son of God.  At last the weight of the sin of the world crushed him.  He died, … Continue reading

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It was over. Jesus triumphal entry into the holy city of Jerusalem ended like every day.  This man who was thought to be the King of the Jews, the Messiah, the Savior was paraded down a cloak strewn road in … Continue reading

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For I eat ashes like bread     and mingle tears with my drink, because of your indignation and anger;     for you have taken me up and thrown me down.  My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. PSALM … Continue reading

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I’m married to an artist.  He often has to search for a pair of pants that hasn’t been tainted with oil or acrylic paints.  Sometimes shirts are as difficult to selvedge.  Still, I’m particularly fond of this artist. When he was set … Continue reading

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Originally posted on atimetoshare.me 4/7/2015   John 20-6-7 “Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,  And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but … Continue reading

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Many years ago, a group of our church members were putting the finishing touches on our newly built sanctuary.  My husband had the honor of constructing the cross which would be placed at the front.  It was made of railroad ties … Continue reading

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   I was simply following orders.  I’d done this many times before, but this was different.  Now an innocent man, stood before an angry mob who demanded His death. As I raised the lash for the last time, He was … Continue reading

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The dark shadows of night still filled the courtyard.  Many were gathered in the stillness.  Word was out that Jesus had been arrested and was standing trial before the high priest.  I couldn’t help wondering how this could be.  Only … Continue reading

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There are many minor characters in the Passion story.  One of them was a servant of the high priest Caiaphas, named Malchus.  Most of us remember him being the victim of Peter’s sword and having his ear restored miraculously by Jesus, … Continue reading

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He was the chief priest of the temple.  The one who would enter the Holy of Holies each year to make the sacrifices of the people to God.  He came by the job after marrying the daughter of Annas, but he was also … Continue reading

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At the time of Jesus’ unjust arrest, Annas was no longer the acting high priest of Judaea.  He had originally been appointed by Quirinius for the position, when the Romans took over rule of the Jews.  He served  for ten years, … Continue reading

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He always found comfort on the Mount of Olives.  It was like a sanctuary for Him -a  place to think things through – to plan – to rest – to pray. Soon he would begin his final journey to the … Continue reading

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My mind overflowed with memories.  There was day when I was first approached by the Angel of the Lord.  “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall … Continue reading

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Memories can surface when we least expect them. There are times we tuck them away knowing they have value, but you aren’t quite sure what it is until you need it the most.  My thoughts were swimming with thoughts of my boy. … Continue reading

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In this season of Lent – repentance is the key thought – humbling ourselves before our God – asking for His forgiveness for our sinful ways – giving thanks for His gift of salvation.  Because of these things, we may want to sacrifice … Continue reading

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