Posts by Russ Ramsey

The Courage to Put Away our Cameras

The Courage to Put Away our Cameras

“One turns at last even from glory itself with a sigh of relief. From the depths of mystery, and even...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor

While the newness Jesus brought awakened hope in so many, it aroused the suspicions of the religious leaders even more....

Twenty Years

“When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.” – African Proverb   Twenty years ago when I...

To the Heart through a Wound

To the Heart through a Wound

The Samaritans were the descendants of Israel’s northern kingdom who had intermarried with their Assyrian captors after they were carried...

The Storm Treader

The Storm Treader

Jesus walked to the water’s edge and began to walk out into the water. Though the sea churned and the...

The Death of John

The Death of John

John could always tell when Herod was coming to visit by the way the hardened guards would stiffen with fear...

Ellis Island

Ellis Island

One day I will take the boat to Ellis Island. I will walk the pier and enter the station. I...

Capturing Beauty: Miss Pork Cuisine

Capturing Beauty: Miss Pork Cuisine

The small Midwestern town where I was raised is idyllic in many ways. It has a city pool where I spent my...

One Star Lit for Them

[The following excerpt has been adapted from chapter 23 of Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative, by Russ Ramsey.]...

It was not a Silent Night

[The following excerpt has been adapted from chapter 21 of Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative.] Nazareth to Bethlehem...

Where the Lambs are Kept

[The following excerpt has been adapted from chapter 22 of Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative, by Russ Ramsey.]...

When Joseph Woke from his Dream

[The following excerpt has been adapted from chapter 20 of Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative, by Russ Ramsey.] Joseph...

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