Good Friday Tradition

For several years now, weather permitting I try to take Good Friday off from work and break the rhythm of normal daily living. My favorite way to do this is to find a woods somewhere and hike a little. I look for a decent place to set and read the bible account of...

On the way to Jerusalem with the bros zebedee

On the way to Jerusalem …. In Matthew 20:17  .. Jesus sets his disciples down just off to the side of the road and with great detail tells them what is about to happen to him in the city.  Mocking, torture and crucifixion.  Shortly thereafter the mother of the...

Within Himself.. he was thinking

I wonder what he is thinking.. ___ Hezekiah replied to Isaiah, “Good. If GOD says so, it’s good.” Within himself he was thinking, “But surely nothing bad will happen in my lifetime. I’ll enjoy peace and stability as long as I live.” (‭Isaiah‬ ‭39‬:‭8‬ MSG) Isaiah had...

” He Woke Up “

Then Joseph woke up. He did exactly what God’s angel commanded in the dream: He married Mary. But he did not consummate the marriage until she had the baby. He named the baby Jesus. (Matthew 1:24, 25 MSG) Joseph woke up ! He had heard from God ( through a messenger...

Chaos or “The Plan” – Matthew 1 – Common Man Commentary

Is there ever a time that change does not feel like chaos?  I don’t think so. Matthew … a hated tax collector /  traitor turned Christ follower is writing his version of the story of Jesus starting with a family history. Matthew chapter 1: Lots of normal...
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