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Conflict or Confused Timeline

Encountered an interesting dilemma between the Matthew and Luke accounts of Jesus early years. Here’s what I struggled with. To put it simply, how could Jesus parents take him to Egypt from Bethlehem and yet also take him to Nazareth

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Posted in Analysis, Based on New Testament

Cries in the Night

A sound in the next room woke the girl from a pleasant dream.  It was her brother, she realized, and ignored it.  If he continued she would go in and calm him, but for now she wanted to sleep. Minutes

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Posted in Based on New Testament, Matthew, Salvation

One Man’s Island

A man was left a large inheritance from a father he barely knew.  His father had been a shrewd businessman and exploited opportunities to increase his income wherever he could.  More than once he was taken to court for his

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Posted in Based on New Testament, Grace, Matthew

The Unconscious Tune

The woman grasped the microphone with wavering hands.  She had long feared this day and now it was here.  After performing to an empty studio with padded walls, it was quite a change to have an audience and she wasn’t

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Posted in Based on New Testament, Fear, Matthew

Person’s Acceptance

(Continued from last time) Prosper’s method of announcing his departure was masterful as he completed another monumental shift for the company.  Morale was much improved having completed the changes necessary to support a new business focus.  He would now take

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Posted in Based on New Testament, Beatitudes, Matthew, Uncategorized

Person’s Dilemma

(Continued from last time) Person looked around the conference room at the faces of the clients who had trusted him.  He had let them down, he had shown poor judgment, and he was ready to put it behind him.  Already the

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Posted in Based on New Testament, Beatitudes, Matthew

Person’s Resignation

(Continued from last time) Les stared at his wife in dismay and apologized to Person for the way his wife had acted.  Person tried to help ease the awkward moment by pointing out his part, but could soon tell that wasn’t

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Posted in Based on New Testament, Beatitudes, Matthew

Person’s New Roomates

(Continued from last time) Person observed box after box brought into his apartment and placed in stacks all along the hallway. The couple had a lot more than he realized and it was evident that his place was a little small for

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Posted in Based on New Testament, Beatitudes, Matthew

Person Bankrupt

Now I begin a new type of parable/story, one that depicts the beginning of the beatitudes as one story.  Each section of the story is meant to convey or reflect upon a part of the beatitude. It follows an individual named ‘Person’

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Posted in Based on New Testament, Beatitudes, Matthew, Repentance

A Restless Night

A mother chose to allow substance abuse get in the way of her parenting.  Her first thought every morning was of a longing for the next time she could use again.  Although she had very little money, she did not

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Posted in Based on New Testament, God's Will, Matthew

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