The Symbolism of Notre Dame

I have to admit, the last few days haven’t been the greatest. But the crowning glory was Notre Dame engulfed in flames. It’s hard to explain why it caused me to burst into tears, but it did. Notre Dame is a symbol of France. It’s symbolic of the hundreds of people who have worked on... Continue Reading →

Through a Mirror Darkly

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell was one of those books I started to read right after it came out, got distracted from, and then it went back to the library and I forgot about it. Once the miniseries started airing, I couldn’t stand not knowing how it would end, so I read it with great... Continue Reading →

A.D. The Bible Continues, Episode 2

I continue to be impressed with this show’s accuracy, in terms of painting an (almost) realistic portrait of what life was like in Judea around the time of Christ’s death. And I like what they are doing with Pilate, in the sense that he is becoming the personification of Rome itself within the Judean government.... Continue Reading →

A.D. The Bible Continues, Episode One

I’m a Biblical epic junkie, and geek historian. I’ve read Josephus. I’ve read scripture. And I’m currently working my way through all of theologian, pastor, and historian N.T. Wright’s sermons on the gospels. I am never NOT in the mood for a good Ancient Roman-Judean epic and... I've just found my proverbial new best friend.... Continue Reading →

Holy Week: Music Video

Bit surprised that everything is so dead this week, blog-wise. Seems a prime time to post faith-based posts. I plan to, later in the week, when I have some free time. If you've posted anything of the like to your blog, please let me know! I'd love to read and comment as part of my... Continue Reading →

It’s a BIG DAY!

Hello, Dear Readers! I have had an… interesting month, and an even more interesting last 24 hours. (I had company, which was delightful. I also had a tornado warning last night, which was not so wonderful... and then this morning the power went out, which meant hooking up the generator so my company could shower... Continue Reading →

The Thief’s Daughter

My feet hurt. I bruise them on the rough rocks. I have no sandals. She hit me again this morning. Father isn’t there to stop her anymore. Shame fills our household. It is not long without him. I miss him, imperfect as he was. Even as a thief, he was still my father. The Romans... Continue Reading →


Before Jesus was brought before him, Pilate had heard much about him. Even his wife knew of the “Messiah.” There were a number of rebels in Jerusalem causing trouble, but the “Messiah” was less interested in denouncing the Romans than in performing miracles, healing the sick, casting out demons, and walking on water. The stories... Continue Reading →

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