Joseph Did What the Lord Commanded

When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, but had no marital relations with … read more

Little Town of Bethlehem

We turn from the story of the Annunciation (the announcement that Mary would have a child) to the story of how Joseph came to know that … read more

Travel Notes: Sepphoris and Nazareth

Sepphoris is an old Roman city just three miles from the smaller town of Nazareth. At the time of Jesus’ birth, Sepphoris was a bu… read more

Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth?

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was J… read more

Mary’s Hometown: Nazareth

It’s been said that the Holy Land is the fifth Gospel—that in walking its streets and tracing its terrain you have a chance … read more


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… read more

Give Thanks to the Lord

Happy Thanksgiving! I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. —Psalm 86:12 … read more

Contentment Prayer

This month we've been sharing excerpts from my little book, Enough:  Living with Simplicity, Generosity and Joy.  Today we're … read more

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