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“Here begins the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God …”
— Mark 1:1

A while back I was driving down Bear Trap Canyon from Bozeman and looked at some of the scrubby evergreen trees that dot the landscape along the way. I was doing a bit of daydreaming as I sometimes do when traveling down old familiar roads, and an image began to form in my mind.

It wasn’t much of an image; it was more of a thought or concept, and as it rolled around that vast expanse of inner cranial space that keeps my ears from touching, the barest outline of a story found a nook into which it took up lodging, and stuck.

I gave it no more thought as I continued my journey home, but the seed had been planted. Tendrils stretched out and, from time to time, began to tickle my imagination here and there until I couldn’t ignore it any longer...


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