Imagine sitting on the mountainside, perhaps a pleasant breeze is blowing and the sun shining as excitement begins to fill the air, and people are gathered around everywhere, talking with anticipation as they wait to hear what Jesus is going to say.  This is the scene as Jesus begins his preaching ministry and his most famous sermon, The Sermon on the Mount. As I continue my journey of reading through Jesus’ words in the New Testament, I come to the next passage in Matthew after Jesus has just finished telling the crowd how to be blessed, or also known as The Beatitudes.  There is much contradiction and confusion in […]
It’s been a little disheartening this Christmas season to not see as many decorations and lights as I used to.  The stores seem barren of decorations, wreaths and Christmas nostalgia.  (Really, Publix and Target, your sales would increase with a little more Christmas cheer!  The paper decorations at the end of the store aisles is just being lazy.)  I drove through lovely neighborhoods on the way to parties and gatherings this year, and I only saw a sparse scattering of Christmas lights.  I remember when I used to make a special trip to some of these neighborhoods just to see their lights.  I know the recent […]

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