Author Archive | Ro Pinto

What Does the Passing Lane Have To Do With the Land of Canaan?

If you’re anything like me, minor irritation lurks everywhere. The smallest things often get the biggest reactions. It’s the little things that drive me batty! But the big question is, does it matter? In doing research for my novel I came purchased ‘Manners and Customs in the Bible – An Illustrated Guide to Daily Life in […]

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What If?

I am finally pursuing the novel that is dancing in my head, waiting patiently to be let out. Rather it’s more like the kid doing the pee-pee dance, praying for that locked bathroom door to open! Two words – what if – are keys to a writer’s imagination. Those two little words start a whole […]

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What Does Baking Bread Have To Do With The Kingdom of Heaven?

When God wants my attention, when He wants to teach me something, He pulls together random situations, conversations, and my own wandering thoughts. Recently, fellow blogger James Pyles posted about a radio sermon he heard. He is having an issue with Christianese (as many of us do once we come to the full revelation that […]

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There’s a Storm Coming

  I’m writing this on Labor Day, but it won’t post until Thursday. So as I write this, there is a hurricane brewing in the Atlantic with its sites set on us in south Florida. Though it’s too soon to tell, by the time this is posted, we could be a lot closer to landfall […]

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The Sabbath Was Made For Man

Did you ever take a look at how many times the word ‘Sabbath’ is used in the Bible? Over 150 times. Compare that with the tithe (which is mentioned just over 50 times) and I’ve got to wonder which is more difficult for us to follow? Give ten percent of your funds to the work […]

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What Do You Want Yeshua To Do For You?

In Matthew 20 verses 21 and 32, Yeshua asks, “What do you want?” These two situations are different, yet the question is the same. In the first, it was John and Jacob’s mother asking for her sons to have a place of honor in Yeshua’s kingdom. In the second, two blind men desperately wanted their […]

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What Do You Do When You Want to Kill Your Teenagers?

Can I get real with you? I hate dealing with teenagers. They are the most self-absorbed, self-centered, demanding individuals on the face of God’s planet. Yet, two of them are my grandchildren whom I desperately love. So I can’t just kill them and be done with it, no matter how much the thought brings my […]

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Why I Believe Yeshua is Messiah

In recent months, I’ve been devouring Rabbi David Fohrman’s teachings at Aleph Beta Academy. In their own words, “Aleph Beta Academy is committed to the relevance of Jewish learning.” This is not a site where anyone believes Yeshua is the Messiah. However, they do believe in the promised Messiah. It is the teachings I glean […]

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Is the Bible More than Black Ink on a White Page?

Have you ever read something that transported you to another place and time? This morning I was reading Matthew 18 where the disciples asked Yeshua who was the greatest in the Kingdom. Yeshua called a child to Himself and set him in the midst of them. I stopped right there, unable to read on. I […]

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El-Kabong is Shaking Things Up

A friend of mine, Mike Zulinke, shared an article on Facebook (Are you Still Charismatic?) to help his friends understand his journey from a non-denominational practice to becoming an Anglican priest. It reminded me of everything I loved about the Anglican/Episcopal tradition. It also reminded me of a conversation I had with fellow blogger, James Pyles […]

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