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Advent Week 3: Blowform Journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem

Joseph and Mary, who was pledged to be his wife, lived in Nazareth.  The Roman census  required that each household register in their ancestral home.  For Joseph, this was Bethlehem.  The distance between the two towns is about 70 miles. … Continue reading

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Advent, Week 2: Blowform Road to Bethlehem

Mary and Joseph took up temporary lodging on their way to Bethlehem staying at a camp site in a pull-behind camper.  They enjoyed the picnic table for meals, but stayed away from the campfire (they are plastic, you know).  Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Advent, Week 1: Blowform Nativity

Holiday light displays.  We all know that block which goes all out to put up light shows, yard figures, maybe even a “live nativity scene” (there was one out our way which had a live camel, but they seemed to … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: The Year of Living Biblically, by A. J. Jacobs

During a recent visit, my wife’s cousin distributed some books which she had read.  She handed me A. J. Jacob’s, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible.  “You’re the only … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 36: Paul’s Elevation to the Third Heaven

2 Timothy 4:7 – 8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will aware … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 35: Martyrdom of St. Paul

Eusebius (263-339 ACE), Ecclesiastical History, Book II, Chapter XXV The persecution under Nero, in which Paul and Peter were honored with martyrdom in the cause of religion at Rome. But Nero now having the government firmly established under him, and henceforth plunging … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 34: Peter and Paul say Farewell

2 Peter 3:14 – 16 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.  Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as … Continue reading

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