“We don’t need the Lamb; we need fish.”

Greetings Dear Reader,

There will be spoilers. This is your only warning. This BLOG series will walk through each episode of the first two seasons of the amazing show The Chosen available free to watch at the link. If you have not seen it, I encourage you to do so. It is by far the best adaptation of the Gospels to film I have ever encountered.

The tension of this episode is palpable. Simon Peter is at odds with Rome, his brother, his wife, and his God. He is misleading the Romans…


“He is a good man.”

Greetings Dear Reader,

There will be spoilers. This is your only warning. This BLOG series will walk through each episode of the first two seasons of the amazing show The Chosen available free to watch at the link. If you have not seen it, I encourage you to do so. It is by far the best adaptation of the Gospels to film I have ever encountered.

This episode was my first favorite. It is where the series begins to jell. It is when we first get to spend time with Jesus. Better still, we get…


“So redeemed you are even celebrating Shabbat!”

Greetings Dear Reader,

There will be spoilers. This is your only warning. This BLOG series will walk through each episode of the first two seasons of the amazing show The Chosen available free to watch at the link. If you have not seen it, I encourage you to do so. It is by far the best adaptation of the Gospels to film I have ever encountered.

This episode holds a sea of contrasts. It shows the Jews preparing for Shabbat (The Sabbath). Nicodemus decries the commercial and political value of Shabbat his wife…


You can be trapped even when trying to do good.

Greetings Dear Reader,

I am writing this from Central Florida where the temperature was 101 today. I have not been to Florida in five years and much has changed since then in my life. One of those changes is working hard at being lovingly unoffendable. It is not easy.

A friend from my twenties has been asking me for months to visit him the next time I drive through his area. This trip to Florida presented just such an opportunity. We greeted each other warmly and instantly fell into conversation…


The Chosen ~ “I Have Called You by Name” (S01E01)

Greetings Dear Reader,

There will be spoilers. This is your only warning. This BLOG series will walk through each episode of the first two seasons of the amazing show The Chosen available free to watch at the link. If you have not seen it, I encourage you to do so. It is by far the best adaptation of the Gospels to film I have ever encountered.

Whatever your preconceptions of Mary Magdalene are, lay them aside. Instead, let the story unfold in front of you. She is called Lilith until…


A limping shepherd and a chance to live.

Greetings Dear Reader,

There will be spoilers. This is your only warning. This BLOG series will walk through each episode of the first two seasons of the amazing show The Chosen available free to watch at the link. If you have not seen it, I encourage you to do so. It is by far the best adaptation of the Gospels to film I have ever encountered.

You may have seen the entire two seasons and still not seen the pilot program, The Shepherd. It aired around Christmas in 2019. From the beginning…


We can find life applications in every episode if we are willing.

Greetings Dear Reader,

There will be spoilers. This is your only warning. This series will walk through each episode of the first two seasons of the amazing show The Chosen available free to watch at the link. If you have not seen it, I encourage you to do so. It is by far the best adaptation of the Gospels to film I have ever encountered.

My intent is to find nuggets of new understanding I have seen in each episode and apply them to my journey with Christ…


If I do not treat work as worship there is dissonance

Greetings Dear Reader,

I realize this is a short sprint of thoughts but my journey calls me to other ponderings, musings, and palavers. Still, I have an idea of how to be sure I treat my work as worship. There are a few things getting me in the right frame of mind.

The initial foundation remains the same. I am to love the Father with all I am. This applies to my work perhaps more than many other areas. I trade life for work to make a living. The…


“The world needs good ditch diggers too.”

Greetings Dear Reader,

When I was working my way through college, I had some great jobs and I had some terrible ones. I had a job where I was paid to sleep. I had one where I was up all night and still tried to make classes and have a social life. It was during the latter one my coffee addiction began.

I have since controlled my coffee addiction and learned to only pursue jobs that spoke to my gifts and skills. In the days where I had less enjoyable jobs, I received…


“Living for the weekend always brought me down.”

Greetings Dear Reader,

The idea of Monday often brings derision. On Sunday evenings one can view the memes decrying the brevity of the weekend and the impending doom of returning to work. I have mentioned before, no matter what day the work week begins, we would have this same response.

Since I am supposed to be grateful for all things, I must be thankful for Monday. If I have a job to go to, I am to be grateful for that as well. It is work the Father uses to provide for…

Aramis Thorn

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