Author Archives: Bonnie Fite

Soothing the Savage Beast

In 1697, William Congreve wrote a play “The Mourning Bride.”  The line, “Music has charms to soothe the savage beast,” came from this. Over the centuries, even though William Congreve has been forgotten, his memorable line continues to live on. … Continue reading

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Loyal Ladies Lk. 8:1-3, 23:49-56 Jn. 19:25 Mk. 16:1-7

If we compare all the lists of women who traveled a few months with Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem, six are listed by name. They are Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Jesus (and His brothers James and Joseph), Salome … Continue reading

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Finding Forgiveness Mk. 15:16-20 Lk. 23:26-46 Mt. 27:51-54 Jn. 19:23-24

The Roman soldiers came from all over the vast Roman Empire. They were assigned to work for Gov. Pilate in Judea. During the Passover festival, the troops must be ready to handle the large crowds. Most Romans saw duty in … Continue reading

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Our Suffering Savior

Because Jesus is the Son of God, He knew in advance every brutal detail of His suffering and crucifixion. Each day that dawned through Easter week brought Him closer and closer to the gruesome reality. After three years of pouring … Continue reading

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Lead us not into Temptation Lk. 22:31-62 Jn. 18:10-11

Without a doubt, Peter was the spokesman and leader of the disciples. As they sat around the Passover table, Peter refused to let Jesus serve him by washing his feet. Once Jesus explained His purpose, Peter quickly agreed asking Him … Continue reading

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Judas Mt. 26:14-16, Jn. 13:1-30, Mt. 26:47-50, 27:1-10

Judas enjoyed the popularity and power of being one of Jesus’ disciples, but probably his favorite part was being the treasurer of the group. So when he saw Mary pouring the nard on Jesus, all he could think of was … Continue reading

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The Perfect Gift Jn. 12:1-8

Sometimes when I give a gift, I want to give something they really need or at least really want. When it’s time for me to receive a gift (like before my birthday, or Mother’s Day) my daughter usually asks me … Continue reading

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Eliminating Distractions Mt. 21:12-17

Whenever company comes to my home, I want to make sure they have a comfortable visit. So the last ten minutes before they arrive is very busy as I rush around cleaning up any last minute surprises. (If I clean … Continue reading

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Hosanna to the King! Lk. 19:28-40 Jn.12:12-13

Thronging crowds of Jewish pilgrims from across the Roman Empire gathered to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover each year. But something extra special was happening this year. Jesus the great prophet and miracle worker recently raised Lazarus from the dead. Many … Continue reading

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Surprise Visit Luke 19:1-10

Jericho erupted with the excitement of Jesus’ arrival. He just healed the blind men, and everyone wanted to see Him. As the crowds flooded the streets, Zaccheus rushed to see Him too. But he had a problem. He was too … Continue reading

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