Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Today’s headline, “Early Christian Text Discovery Reopens Debate, Was Jesus Married?”

A piece of papyrus (unauthenticated) the size of a cell phone shows someone named Jesus referring to his wife. That would be like 1800 years in the future, someone coming across a piece of paper saying John was killed, and automatically assuming it was talking about John F. Kennedy. Just as there was more than one John, there was more than one Jesus. That’s why the Bible referred to him as Jesus Christ, or Jesus the Nazarene, or Jesus the Messiah, to distinguish him from other men named Jesus. My little history lesson for today.

Gorgeous day today!!! Brisk NW wind, 69°, no bugs, I should go out and do some barn cleaning or something, but I’m seriously lacking energy. NEED COFFEE!!

I’m trying to get organized (a never ending process, sigh) and keep better notes so I can try to duplicate beads that I really like. Part of that is testing different combinations of Galaxy stringers. That’s what this is, with each color combination put into my glass catalog. The dots on the beads help me keep track of which one is which.
I’m also trying to get some different color combinations in my focal beads. Here’s a blue one from this a.m.,
But gosh, I love the striated sandstone and earthy colors, like these,
And here’s a couple of new big hole beads,

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