what not to do in storytelling


beautiful day in Leavenworth

took a nice day trip to Leavenworth, KS and enjoyed it immensely.



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Thinking about Easter and making cards/gifts for the assisted living folks.

Acrostic Resurrection


Must eliminate salt – don’t want any high blood pressure around here!


1 T garlic powder

1 1/2 tsp. dried basil

1 1/4 tsp. dried parsley

1 1/4 tsp. dried savory

1 1/4 tsp. dried thyme

1 tsp. ground mace

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. sage

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Mix together and use on anything you want seasoned with a salty taste

Banana Bread recipe

I made this today except I substituted eggs for some ground flax and water – turned out a little too moist, but was liked anyway/ now 2/3 of it is gone 🙂

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I started reading the Book of Matthew today – it’s such a Jewish book!


Matthew’s genealogy is traced through the right to be king. A theme in Matthew is the kingship of Jesus. This starts in ch1, where Jesus is called the “son of David” (Mat 1:1) – Joseph is called the “son of David” only a few verses later (Mat 1:20). Matthew’s emphasis here is that Jesus, the legal (not biological) son of Joseph, was counted as a son of David because Joseph was a son of David. This phrase harks all the way back to 2Sam 7:12-14, which say that David’s “seed” will be set up as a king and established forever, and be God’s son. Though this prophecy may be partially fulfilled by a few Old Testament kings, it is completely fulfilled in the Messiah. This prophecy can be traced through the Old Testament in places like Is 11:1 (talking about the “stem of Jesse” [Jesse was David’s father] producing the Messiah who would reign), cf. Is 16:5, Jer 33:15-17. This phrase “the son of David” is therefore used as a synonym with “Messiah”, emphasizing Jesus’ right to rule – the phrase is used more times in Matthew than in the rest of the New Testament combined (Mat 1:1, 20, 12:23, 15:22, 20:30, 31, 21:9, 15, 42). Note also Matthew’s emphasis on David’s kingship in his genealogy in 1:6 – an emphasis found in none of the other kings in Matthew’s genealogy.

This theme of Jesus’ kingship, which starts with the term “son of David”, can be traced through Matthew as the wise men worship him as king of the Jews, as Jerusalem is told, “behold, thy King is coming, lowly and sitting upon a donkey”, as Jesus at his trial admits to being the king of the Jews (Mat 27:29), and even as this same epithet is written over the cross as he dies. The kingship theme in Matthew is undeniable.

Because of this emphasis on “the son of David” and kingship in Matthew, the trace of any genealogy but through the line of kings would be surprising. Moreover, one of the people in the genealogy, Jehoiachin (Matthew calls him “Jeconiah”; he is also called “Coniah”), had no children: Jer 22:30, “write this man down as childless”. Thus the genealogy cannot have been biological. But as the right to be king passed from this childless man to the next man in line, a a genealogy tracing kingship rather than genes has no problems with a man having no children – the genealogy simply skips to the next man in line for kingship.

Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday, a day to remember Jesus eating His last supper with His disciples which led up to His crucifixion and then resurrection.

I am busy cleaning and planning for family Easter dinner at our house. It’s a matter of cleaning bathrooms, dusting, vacuuming, straightening up and planning and fixing the meal. It will be a nice day to remember the new life we have because of Jesus’ obedience.

“He became obedient unto death.” –Phil. 2:8

Thank you, Lord, for Your perfect sacrifice!

I enjoy seeing the new growth of the lettuce and making a couple other swc containers and transplanting other plants and seeing seedlings grow. It’s getting springy out even though some snow is still with us.







6 hours later – most of the snow is gone



getting ready to put my seed potatoes that are sprouting in the sack in this space I cleared of leaves – wonderful compost type soil for the potatoes.