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The Third Station: Jesus is Condemned by the Sanhedrin

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Copyright © Linda Roberts, 2007.
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Luke 22:66-71
66 When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, gathered together, and they brought him to their council. 67 They said, “If you are the Messiah, […]

The Second Station: Jesus, Betrayed by Judas, is Arrested

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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Luke 22:47-48
47  While he was still speaking, suddenly a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him; 48 but Jesus said to him, […]

The First Station: Jesus on the Mount of Olives

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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Luke 22:39-46
39 He came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. 40 When he reached the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may […]

The Stations of the Cross: Reflections for Lent and Holy Week

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

My tradtion during the last few years has been to put up a special Lent and Holy Week devotional series as we approach Good Friday and Easter. Last year I did a series called The Seven Last Words of Christ: Reflections for Holy Week. Two years ago I focused on The Stations of the […]

. . . and a Paula Abdul too!

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Yesterday I suggested that we need a “Simon Cowell” in our lives, somebody who risks telling us the hard truth we probably don’t want to hear. Though I’m not advocating the kind of rudeness in which Simon dabbles at times as a judge of American Idol, I do think sometimes we need to hear the […]

Do You Need a Simon Cowell?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Recently I’ve been watching American Idol with exemplary commitment. I’m not exactly the show’s biggest fan, though I do find it entertaining. But by watching American Idol I get to hang out with my teenage daughter, and I am her biggest fan.
Even if you’ve never seen the program, you’ve probably heard something about Simon Cowell. […]

The Grassy, Grass-less Knoll

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

“The Grassy Knoll.” Now there’s a phrase that has made it’s way into American culture and history. There are grassy knolls all over our country, but only one gets to be called “The Grassy Knoll.” And I’m quite sure that no other grass covered hillock in America draws so many tourists and conjures up so […]

A Familiar Name, A Familiar Place, and a Feeling of Sadness

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

On Saturday I put up a picture of the Dallas Morning News building in Dallas, Texas, focusing on the inspiring inscription on the front wall. I explained that this statement was adapted from a speech by George Dealey, who had been a leader of the newspaper a century ago.
The name, “Dealey,” seemed strangely familiar to […]

Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

In the Darkest Valley
READ Psalm 23:1-6
 Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
Psalm 23:4
We are in difficult financial times, and our own emotional well-being often sinks with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. In times such as these, Psalm 23 […]

“Build the News on the Rock of Truth”

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

During my recent sojourn in Dallas, I was surprised to see a giant inscription on the wall of the Dallas Morning News building.

It reads:
According to the Dallas Morning News website, […]

Congratulations to the ESV Study Bible

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Last night I attended the 2009 Christian Book Awards in Dallas, Texas. The awards are given by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association in several categories: Bibles, Children & Youth, Christian Life, Bible Reference & Study, Inspiration & Gift, Fiction, and Book of the Year. The awards ceremony is not unlike others of its genre, but […]

Texas Capitol in Spring

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

A couple of weeks ago I spoke at the Texas Capitol Fellowship, a gathering of Christians who work in the Texas state government. The Capitol itself looked beautiful as spring has just begun to dawn in Austin. In the photo below you can see the Redbuds blooming . . . one of my favorite spring […]

Suitable for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Today I saw something on my browser that is suitable for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. You know, it’s when he shows all sorts of funny print ads and newspaper articles. Well, here’s what I saw today:

Now I’m pretty sure that the photo next to “Obama to visit Southern California this week” is not […]

The Real St. Patrick

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

In my youth, St. Patrick’s Day was most of all a day to wear green. Be caught without green and you got pinched by your friends, maybe even your teacher. (That was a long time ago, when teachers dared such things!) To my youthful self, St. Patrick seemed to be the patron saint of greenness […]

Final Photos from Florida

Monday, March 16th, 2009

You’ve seen exotic birds. You’ve seen Gators and Manatees. You’ve seen some curiously helpful signs. Now, here are my final Florida photos:
Tree of Gold (Tabebuia caraiba) in Full Bloom

Palm Trees at Dusk (outside of Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

Sunset Over Epcot, with Monorail Train

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