I am often asked where I get the scripts for my Bible characters. Most of my characters start with my Bible and my imagination.  I begin by wondering, ‘what if I was there when Moses split the Red Sea’, or, ‘if I was there in the field with the shepherds, would I have heard the angels sing?’  then I go to my Bible and write a story based as closely as I can from the scripture lesson.    For other characters, like Paul’s made up friend, I start with a published sermon, last week I began with a sermon published by Crossways.  Of course, after that I add from a study of history and (for better or worse!) my own sense of humor.  I am grateful you all allow me to explore this ‘artistic’ side of my own character.   Rev. Elaine