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The Pieta we have all come to know...but did you know it is said that Michelangelo was already working on a 4th Pieta before he died? Just Show Up – Death Dignified (The Stations in Jerusalem)

No parent should ever have to bury their child. No matter what age. My friend’s son passed away on Tuesday, November 18th. We prayed for a miracle and the miracle(s) came – just not in the way we’d hoped. This is not my story to tell. It is Amy’s and one day I know she will share. I’ve been silent because what I feel inside and what I’ve... Read More

The entry into Bethlehem. Just Show Up – Division (The City of Bethlehem)

Beaten down. I am getting pummeled from all directions. I stand up. I get knocked down. I turn my cheek and I get hit in the gut. And while down it is one kick after another. NO ONE! No one can stand against me because my God is for me. So though I’m being beaten, spit upon and pummeled I know I just have to hold on for that one more second because my time will come... Read More

This is the ACTUAL garden that Jesus wept. Just Show Up – Take This Cup from Me (Garden of Gethsemane)

In the beginning of the week I began to break apart my trip to the Holy Land and offer a small glimpse of what I saw and where we visited in correlation with the Scripture. What is next on ‘my agenda’ was the Garden of Gethsemane, where Christ was in such distress and prayer his sweat came as drops of blood. This is the ACTUAL garden that Jesus wept. The... Read More

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