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  • No One Except My Imagination Knows

    No One Except My Imagination Knows

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11, Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22973 – 1050 Here’s the haps: You are working in the shop with Jesus who is sawing some lumber and boards to make a manger for the widow, Simone. You watch as he saws the…

  • Travel, Travail, And Training

    Travel, Travail, And Training

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22972 – 1049 Here’s the haps: You often wonder why Nazareth in Galilee? Perhaps obscurity is better, but really, most of the people here are closer to criminals than royalty. The only nobility here are…

  • Kill The Usurper!  He Must Not Escape!

    Kill The Usurper! He Must Not Escape!

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22971 – 1048 Here’s the haps: The large Hebrew-speaking communities just across the Sihon River are considered Egyptian territory even though everything is under Rome. It only matters that you will be out of Herod’s…

  • Where Is The King?

    Where Is The King?

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22970 – 1047 Here’s the haps: You think about Jesus as you hold him. You often forget about his origin and just enjoy holding him and talking to him and seeing his little smile, which…

  • At The Temple With The Old Folks

    At The Temple With The Old Folks

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22969 – 1046 Here’s the haps: As you wend your way to the temple, you find it hard to believe that the forty-four days of Mary’s purifying have passed already. You must go up to…

  • The Name

    The Name

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22968 – 1045 Here’s the haps: The next several days are filled with strangeness and wonder. Curiosity seekers, the humble and reverent, even those who scoffed and disbelieved the shepherds all come to see the…

  • Worshippers Arrive

    Worshippers Arrive

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22967 – 1044 Here’s the haps: How the innkeeper’s wife has gotten the place so immaculately clean escapes you, but it is astonishing. As you think on it, it is better than a room, being…

  • No Vacancy!

    No Vacancy!

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22966 – 1043 Here’s the haps: Bethlehem is very small and David was very prolific. Even on feast days in Jerusalem itself, you do not think you have ever seen so many people. You have…

  • Preparing For The trip

    Preparing For The trip

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22965 – 1042 Here’s the haps: You can’t try to wait to see if she has the baby because she would still have the purification rituals to complete and be just as incapable of travel…

  • A Herald Arrives!

    A Herald Arrives!

    navigation: Intro, Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22964 – 1041 Here’s the haps: After the initial commotion at Mary’s house, wedding preparations begin. She travels to see her elderly cousin and after three months returns with more stories of angels and…

  • Straight Talk

    Straight Talk

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22963 – 1040 Here’s the haps: You make your way to the house of Mary’s parents as quickly as you can and knock on the door. The door is opened by a very angry-looking woman,…

  • Conflicting Thoughts And Worries Answered

    Conflicting Thoughts And Worries Answered

    navigation: Intro,Pt 1,Pt 2,Pt 3,Pt 4, Pt 5,Pt 6,Pt 7,Pt 8,Pt 9,Pt 10,Pt 11,Pt 12/Epilogue Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22962 – 1039 Here’s the haps: You meet a young girl with whom you are greatly enamored and since you are a tradesman, it is no problem arranging a betrothal, especially since she really seems…

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