Linda Jensen leads a relatively quiet life in Westchester County, New York, as the owner of a highly-acclaimed garden. Inherited from her parents, the garden is her pride and joy. What is not so joyful is finding a strange man sprawled near her delphiniums! The mysterious man is sick, unable to do anything more than drink water—and beg for secrecy. Ignoring all alarm bells, Linda sees to his needs, but her caring act takes on unexpected significance, an unpresentable glory.


Those Mysterious Wise Men

IN THE PREVIOUS TWO BLOGS, we see the baby in a floor manger,     ...shepherds coming to worship him— though not in a stable.  Now come Wise Men. What do we know about the Magi? Not much, actually. We know they came from the East, and Kenneth Bailey opts for Arabia, a...

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And there were shepherds…

Are you still with me on this closer look at the Christmas story through the lens of Middle Eastern culture? Kenneth Bailey, after a lifetime of studying that way of life, saw details in the Scriptural account of Jesus' birth that had been misunderstood or turned into...

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Rethinking Christmas-1

Most of us grew up with standard Christmas images—baby in a stable, surrounded by cows, sheep, shepherds, and wise men. And a star overhead. But what if some of those images are wrong? What if centuries of birth-event “interpretation” leaves us with a false picture...

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A Life Well Lived

"Eugene was more than The Pastor. He was more than The Author. Truly this man lived and breathed and smiled Jesus." —Don Pape Eugene Peterson died on Monday, October 22. I am sad. His family reports, “During the previous days, it was apparent that he was navigating...

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A New Look

A new look. A new start. A new view. A new WEBSITE! ME n’ JASON have been working on this for a couple of months. I feed him stuff; he knows how to make it look good. If you have a computer, you probably see websites every day. Some look sharp, others blah. What makes...

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Author Eleanor Gustafson

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