Introducing WALKING THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM

Two years ago I wrote The Journey, describing and reflecting upon the events leading to the birth of Jesus. It was the second book in my trilogy about...

Room in the Inn?

Merry Christmas! Today, we end our journey retracing Mary and Joseph’s steps with the long-awaited arrival of the Christ Child. After Mary and...

The Journey: From Nazareth to Bethlehem

In my trip to the Holy Land to research my book, The Journey, we traveled by car, by van, and on foot as we sought to follow the journey Mary and...

How Mary Found Her Joy

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” —Luke 1:46-47For nine or ten days Mary had carried in her...

Counsel and Comfort

Having considered Joseph's story, let’s look at Mary’s story in Luke 1. After Mary received word that she was going to give birth to a child—to...

Herod and Joseph: A Contrast in Character

Assuming Joseph was a young man when Jesus was conceived, one king had ruled over Judea during Joseph’s entire life: Herod “the Great.” Herod...

The Meaning of Nazareth

The name of this tiny village of Nazareth tells us something about the people living there and offers a clue to the identity of the child Mary would...

You’re Invited on a Journey

It’s the week before Thanksgiving here in the United States. Although some of us have not even bought our Thanksgiving turkey—much less eaten...

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