The Giant in your Life…Day 1

This excerpt is from  30 Days of Taming your Emotions, it caught my eye as my cousin F~ was saying that she did not like “emotional” outbursts and their inherent manipulativeness.   That comment really caught me by surprise, for when we were young that was her calling card… in spades and it was really hard … Continue reading The Giant in your Life…Day 1

Easter Monday

In about 56 AD, St Paul writing to the Christians of Corinth, made his position very clear. Someone had been suggesting that the dead cannot be resurrected and did that matter?  This , was his response:     ‘If there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen; and if Christ be not … Continue reading Easter Monday

Reading in Ethiopia …Acts 8

26 As for Philip, an angel of the Lord said to him, “Go southb down the desert road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and he met the treasurer of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under the Kandace (Kandake Amanitore)  the queen of Ethiopia the ancient African Kingdom of … Continue reading Reading in Ethiopia …Acts 8

Psysanky

pysanka, n. [‘ An intricately decorated Easter egg of a type traditionally made in Poland and Ukraine, produced by drawing a pattern on an egg with wax and then applying dye (which cannot penetrate the areas covered by wax), then repeating this process with successive layers of wax and dye, so that once all the … Continue reading Psysanky

The Great Lamentation

1267–1337 • EARLY RENAISSANCE The Lamentation 1304–6 FRESCO 200 × 185 CM (78¾ × 73 IN) CAPELLA SCROVEGNI (ARENA CHAPEL), PADUA, ITALY In contrast with the flat, expressionless paintings of Byzantine art, Giotto created a more realistic style that made the biblical events seem more real to viewers. The diagonal rock focuses attention on the group of mourners. … Continue reading The Great Lamentation

Matthew 26– Simon Takes up the Cross

27, Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the palace, and gathered unto him the whole band. 28, And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. 29, And they plaited a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled … Continue reading Matthew 26– Simon Takes up the Cross