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Archive for March 2013

THE EMPTY TOMB

March 31, 2013

This is a most important day in the life of the Christian believer and you and I do not have a right to approach the cross of Christ unless we recognize that once there was a tomb that had the body of Jesus Christ in it, and that He was raised from the dead, and […]

SEVEN CRIES FROM CALVARY

March 29, 2013

THE CRY OF FORGIVENESS Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Luke 23:34 THE CRY OF SALVATION We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”  Then he said, “Jesus, remember me […]

TAGGED: “M”

March 26, 2013

“LOVE CHANGES ALL.  NOT ALWAYS FOR THE BETTER.” Last Friday, my family and I went to see the opera, Madama Butterfly at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh.  We found the performance very moving and easy to follow. Quoting from Crystal Manich’s Program Notes, “Madama Butterfly is one of the world’s most popular operas, yet one […]

WELCOME TO SPRING?

March 25, 2013

I know you are thinking, “This is not a picture of spring”!  That is just what I thought when I woke up this morning and found snow everywhere.  I thought, “Come on, Phil said we were going to have an early spring”.  Yea right!  That’s what you get for trusting a groundhog.  Some people are […]

PALM SUNDAY POEM

March 24, 2013

During Jesus’s earthly ministry, He often told people not to tell anyone who He was. Even when his brothers encouraged Him to go public. He said it was not yet the right time. But the day He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey was the appointed time, the only public announcement that He was God’s […]

TRAVEL THEME: TIME

March 23, 2013

There is a time for everything,     and a season for every activity under the heavens: (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)      a time to be born and a time to die,      a time to plant and a time to uproot,      a time to kill and a time to heal,      a time to tear down and a time […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FUTURE TENSE

March 23, 2013

DEATH – WHERE IS THY STING? I know death for all of us is something that the future holds and we do not like to think about.  My prayer is that you not be afraid of it, because we have the promise of the Word of God which says: “Jesus said to her, I am […]

CIRCLES AROUND PITTSBURGH

March 20, 2013

“Meet me under Kaufmann’s clock.”  The clock is a Pittsburgh icon, the store is now known as Macy’s. ***** It’s time to see some other circles around Pittsburgh that I took in the slideshow below. 00000 0000 000 00 0 Circles commonly represent unity, wholeness, and infinity. Without beginning or end, without sides or corners, […]

LIONS – KING OF THE JUNGLE

March 19, 2013

LIONS – THE KING OF THE JUNGLE The lion is one of the four big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. With some males exceeding 250 kg in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. “Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of […]

AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART

March 18, 2013

I found the above mask/banner hanging in a church lobby and it struck me as very interesting.  I don’t have any information on it, such as artist or meaning.  I know it’s of African-American origins because of the Kente cloth used and the facial features of the mask. The colors of the beads hanging from […]