A Journey Through Mark- Chapter 3

Chapter Three of Mark brings up an interesting view of how we are all siblings in Jesus. In verses 33-35, Jesus asks who his mother and brothers are and answers that whoever does God's will is his brother and sister and mother. (Mark 3:33-35) This puts all those who follow Jesus in a familial relationship … Continue reading A Journey Through Mark- Chapter 3

A Journey Through Mark- Chapter 2

On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:17 NIV "Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching- even when doing the wrong thing is legal." Aldo Leopold I … Continue reading A Journey Through Mark- Chapter 2

A Journey Through Mark- Chapter 1

At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.  And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well … Continue reading A Journey Through Mark- Chapter 1

But That’s Not How I Thought It Would Go…

This upcoming Sunday is All Saint's Sunday in church. As such, we are singing the hymn "For All the Saints," one of those hymns I love to hear and to sing but dread playing. I've told myself for so many years that this hymn is way too difficult for me to play due to the … Continue reading But That’s Not How I Thought It Would Go…