Tag Archives: Jesus

Just Two Degrees of Separation

Have you ever heard it quoted that we are connected to nearly everyone on the planet by six degrees of separation? The idea is that you take any two people on earth, figure out who all their connections are, and … Continue reading

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“What Did I Ever Do to Deserve THIS?”: Life and Death of a Scapegoat

  Ten Interesting Stories of Animals in the Bible Welcome to Week Seven How it works: Listen to the story, then think about the questions. Finally, hear what Sophie and Timley have to say about it! Click on the picture … Continue reading

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Interview with Talking Animals #3: Wilbur and a Friend Worth its Weight in . . .Junk?

Greetings! Maybe for today, Salutations! On this Labor Day weekend we come to the last of our summertime interviews where we’ve explored the wit and wisdom of talking animals in literature. We’ve talked with the Beavers from the Lion, the … Continue reading

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Interview #1: Narnia’s He Beaver and She Beaver, Part I

Sonja: Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, for joining me today on my blog, Books and Thoughts on Faith and Friendship. Would you care for some tea? Mrs. Beaver: Our pleasure, dearie. Kettle’s singing! I’ll pour–hang on, did you say your “log?” … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: Specks, Planks, Sand, and Rocks

Kids have a keen sense of fairness. Ever noticed that? On my school playground, kids get so wound up about someone else who isn’t playing fair or following the rules that they fail to notice that they themselves have broken at least as … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Celebrate Hanukkah?

Happy Hanukkah to any Jewish readers who might stumble across my post today! Christians are usually aware that Jesus was a Jew, but many of us don’t often think about what that might have meant to Jesus’ daily life. Did … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: To Heal or Not to Heal

Jesus had a way of looking at things differently than anyone else, and it made the legal authorities of the day very nervous and even angry! Sometimes, even the “good” choice isn’t so easy to make–people don’t understand, or they … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: Who, Indeed?

“Who can forgive sins but God alone?” a Pharisee thought to himself one day while watching Jesus work. I wonder if he ever figured out how prophetic that was! Listen to two short stories of healing from Luke 5:12-26: For … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: Jesus Catches Fish–for a Start

Jesus catches something–or someone–besides the fish this time! For friends new to this blog, “Wednesday’s Word” is a weekly Bible audio clip that rotates between Genesis, Luke and Psalms. Occasionally, I post “Wednesday’s Word to the Wise,” a short Bible … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: Do Evil Spirits Know Something You Don’t Know?

When Jesus speaks, even evil spirits listen! For friends new to this blog, “Wednesday’s Word” is a weekly Bible audio clip that rotates between Genesis, Luke and Psalms. “Wednesday’s Word to the Wise,” in honor of Sophie Topfeather, the main … Continue reading

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