in search of a wilderness

"Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.  The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”" (Matthew 4:1-3) This taking to the wilderness fascinates me. Maybe … Continue reading in search of a wilderness

bathsheba and the whole story

"David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife"  Matthew 1:6 I didn't see it at first, even though that one sentence seemed to stand alone on the page. I read it, and went on with my day, but my mind kept repeating the words. "...whose mother had been Uriah’s wife." Why did … Continue reading bathsheba and the whole story