Published November 21st, 2014 by

In Norma Farber’s poem, “The Queens Came Late”, several royal queens leave their busy lives behind in order to see the newborn Christ child. They brought Mary a clean dress, and…

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Published November 20th, 2014 by

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” – A.A. Milne God likes to walk (Genesis 3:8) and commands us to walk (Deuteronomy 8:6). He suggests we wear…

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Published November 19th, 2014 by

When Jesus was teaching in the temple, the chief priests, scribes and Sadducees heckled him with smart alec questions. They collaborated on ways to interrupt and disrupt and dispute his…

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Published November 18th, 2014 by

“The gardener said, ‘Let’s give it another year. I’ll dig around it and fertilize, and maybe it will produce next year; if it doesn’t, then chop it down.’”(Luke 13:8, 9…

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Published November 17th, 2014 by

A brave ten year old boy grabbed one of the crackers topped with horseradish and other bitter herbs. Suddenly, he grabbed for both his throat and a glass of water.…

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Published November 16th, 2014 by

I’m not much for baseball, but that changed the day I found out that St. Paul had a better batting average than Mickey Mantle. Mickey Mantle holds the record for strike…

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Published November 15th, 2014 by

Biblical-era Jews went out of their way to avoid Samaria. The Bible says that Jesus was in Samaria  ‘by necessity.’ It was necessary for him to go through Samaria (John…

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Published November 14th, 2014 by

When the Roman soldiers blindfolded Jesus they tried to play Twenty Questions. (See Luke 22:65, AMP) “Tell us this, tell us that.” they yammered.  And they all said, You are…

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Published November 13th, 2014 by

Andrew, Nathaniel, Philip and Peter most likely were ordinary children: nuisance toddlers and teenagers that wiggled and made smart-alec comments all the way through the service. Someone must have taken…

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Published November 12th, 2014 by

And they [attempted to] give Him wine mingled with myrrh, but He would not take it (Mark 15:23, AMP). Whew! I read this verse and thought about what Jesus suffered…

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