At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. And His disciples were hungry, and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, “Look, Your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath!” Continue reading
And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?”
Now it happened, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, that they watched Him closely. And behold, there was a certain man before Him who had dropsy. And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” Continue reading
Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? John 3:10
What a rebuke from the Master; subtle yet effective. Continue reading
What a wonderful Christmas!
It started with my children and grand-children being home with Linda and me.
Linda is a wonderful cook and had pre-planned the menu for the week; chili, roast, ham, gumbo, pies, cakes, candies, coffee, and tea. Continue reading
And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.
Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:1-7 Continue reading
Rumor is that the 12 Days of Christmas was written during a time of severe persecution of Catholicism.
Catholic writings were outlawed and so teaching the beliefs to the young became difficult.
As a result, the song was made up to help young Catholics learn the tenets of their faith. Continue reading