Friday, October 23
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The Boy Jesus in the Temple Through the Eyes of James

Christianity, Religion, Spirituality
I have started a series of dramatic readings for Christmas intended to be acted/dramatically read to children.  We are using them during Advent/Christmas/After Advent Ordinary Time  for our God’z Kidz Wednesday night group (Godly Play).  I thought having a dress-up box for the kids to play with fits right in with the Godly Play philosophy.  So, that’s what we’re doing!  I am also writing a little story book for the kids to take home and read the story in a more traditional manner.  This is the last script in the series.  We are starting on "Jesus was Jewish:  The Celebrations of Judaism" next!  If you use these stories, please understand that they are my creative work and I’d like to be credited. Here is the young James' story: Hi! How are you doing today? I have to tell you…I am TIRED OU...

Thoughts on Jesus’ Mother

Christianity, Religion, Spirituality
  Today I was pondering Jesus' family.  We know his father, Joseph and his mother, Mary.  We are also told he had four brothers:  James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas and that he had sisters.  Unnamed, unnumbered, and unknown.  But that is a topic for another day.  (Mt 13:55) I was also pondering the episode when Jesus, from the cross, tells his mother, "Woman, here is your son" to the disciple that Jesus loved (Jn 19:26). I would assume that in Ancient Judaism, the mother would be "passed" to the eldest son upon the death of the father and successive sons. That would mean that Mary would be the responsibility of Joseph.  Assuming that Joseph would name his "first born" after himself.  We do know that Joseph exists because he comes up in later stories during all the arguments about ...

Traveling to Egypt through the Eyes of Jesus

Christianity, Religion, Spirituality
I have started a series of dramatic readings for Christmas intended to be acted/dramatically read to children.  We are using them during Advent/Christmas/After Advent Ordinary Time  for our God’z Kidz Wednesday night group (Godly Play).  I thought having a dress-up box for the kids to play with fits right in with the Godly Play philosophy.  So, that’s what we’re doing!  I am also writing a little story book for the kids to take home and read the story in a more traditional manner.  If you use these stories, please understand that they are my creative work and I’d like to be credited. Here is the young Jesus' story: I remember when my family first came here.  I know that I was only two or three years old, but it was so much fun that I'll never forget it!  Oh, wait…you don't know where I am...