Tag Archives: Son of God

THE YEARS IN BETWEEN – INTRODUCTION

As an actor, playwright and author, it’s important for me to know many details about a character.  I like to know where they lived – what was happening in his world – what was the political climate – what does the … Continue reading

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MORE THAN A BRIGHT IDEA . . .

The entire story of Christmas is filled with mysterious events, which can only be believed by faith in the One who made them happen.  The story of God’s taking on human flesh, being born of a virgin mother, following the … Continue reading

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GOOD MORNING, BABY JESUS

I think of Your tiny body asleep on a mound of hay – Your tiny, dimpled hands reaching up to your mother’s breast – Your soft, fuzzy head nestling closer to her. How did you sleep on that first night … Continue reading

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SHE TREASURED AND PONDERED THESE THINGS

They arrived in Bethlehem late that evening. Stars filled the sky like diamonds exploding across the expanse. Before entering the city, Mary noticed a flock of sheep in the fields. Many were sleeping, but the shepherds took turns watching them … Continue reading

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A PROMISE-FILLED JOURNEY

The months leading up to this journey were filled with shame, humility, fear, doubt and at times confusion. Mary had been given news of her purpose in God’s plan of salvation. She accepted the task with wonder. Even though she … Continue reading

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BUT MARY PONDERED

“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” When I was a young child, I thought the word “ponder” meant to pound. In a child’s mind it made perfect sense for Mary to treasure the things … Continue reading

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BREATHLESS

Shepherds fending off their sleep, while they tended all their sheep. Suddenly were startled by the hosts of angels in the sky. “Do not fear,” was said to them – “We bring good news and peace to men.” They followed God’s bright star above … Continue reading

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BORN IN THE CITY OF DAVID . . .

Bethlehem wasn’t a big town, but it was bursting at the seams as people entered from all over the country to be counted for the census. Imagine a little farm community where the people gathered to do their trading. I suppose some folks camped … Continue reading

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NO ROOM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The inn was filled with travelers, Weary wanderers looking for rest from a difficult journey, Skies grew dark and stars began to glisten across the desolate fields, Sheep  snuggled together to rest, Shepherds watched, … Continue reading

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AWAY IN A MANGER

Anyone who has given birth knows that a baby usually arrives when it’s ready, not when we are. There wasn’t any place to go. No rooms were left in the inn. I can picture the innkeeper, up to his ears … Continue reading

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UNWED MOTHER

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE.ME 12/4/15 A young girl of about 13 is about her duties in the house. She’s possibly weaving cloth or sewing items for the humble trousseau she would bringing to her pre-arranged marriage.  She was used to working hard.  … Continue reading

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NOT AN ORDINARY BABY

Hands and feet swollen, tired and sore from the treacherous journey.  Belly full and heavy with child.  A journey that wasn’t required of her, yet it was.  Had she not travelled the rugged road to Bethlehem with Joseph, the prophesy would … Continue reading

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