Pilate’s Wife’s Blog

Scripture Reading – Matthew 27:19

Blog Title – Dream Weaver

Blogging Niche – Dream Bloggers

About Me – I’m a Roman woman married to Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Jerusalem. In my experience, dreams contain important messages or lessons for living. This blog is my attempt to make sense of my more interesting and unusual dreams.

Blog Excerpt

An Innocent Man

Today is the biggest trial in all of history. My husband sits in judgement of a Jew named Jesus. The religious leaders are demanding his crucifixion, but not everyone is convinced of his guilt, including Pontius.

Last night over dinner, my husband shared his concerns and misgivings. At the time, I advised him to follow his instincts. Today, however, I am absolutely positive Jesus is innocent. It was a dream that convinced me.

I dreamed of betrayal and sacrifice, of blood and thorns, of nails and death. I suffered as deeply as the man in my dream, the man I recognized as Jesus. His thoughts were my thoughts; his pain was my pain.

I doubt my dream will be enough to sway my husband; it doesn’t have the power of an angry crowd or the threat of political consequences. But the dream has swayed me! Now I can testify with complete conviction that Jesus Christ is the Messiah.

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I took some creative liberties with the dream since the Bible doesn’t give any details. Do you think Pilate’s wife could have been converted to Christianity by a dream?

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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Priscilla and Aquila’s Blog

Blog Title: Living Happily Ever After

About Me: This blog is a celebration of marriage! My husband and I want to share the joys of marriage, encourage others in their marriage, find encouragement for our own marriage and communicate any lessons about marriage that we have learned.

Intended Audience: Everyone from newlyweds to those celebrating their 50th anniversary will find inspiration in our blog.

Blogroll:

Sun of Encouragement: Illuminating God’s Glory

The Road to Damascus

Blog Excerpt:

Secrets of a Successful Marriage

Aquila and I have been married for many years. We are not just husband and wife; we are co-workers and friends. Together we have lived, worked and endured exile. Eventually we grew to know and love the Lord Jesus together. It was that knowledge that truly completed our union. Before Christ we had a good marriage, but in Christ we have a great marriage!

  • A true union exists only with Christ.

After being exiled from Rome, we moved to Corinth, where Aquila and I set up shop in the marketplace. One day Paul (who blogs at The Road to Damascus) stopped by to talk. We had a lot in common, especially since we were all tent-makers, and became fast friends.

Paul worked with us and stayed in our home. It was during this time that we grew to truly know Christ. If you read Paul’s blog, you know that his enthusiasm and passion for the Lord our savior is contagious!

  • Make time in your marriage to read the Bible together.

Each Sabbath Paul would go to the synagogue, preaching and testifying to the Jews and the Greeks that Jesus was the Messiah. Sometimes they became abusive so Paul went to the home of Titius Justus to teach the word of God with great success. Even the synagogue leader, Crispus came to believe in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Some nights Aquila and I would stay up late into the night talking with Paul and learning about God’s word. These late night gab sessions strengthened our bond of friendship with Paul and our marital bond!

We know from experience that finding time to spend in the Word is difficult. It was hard to make time between making tents and fixing tents and running the shop and a household, but it was worth sacrificing the short amount of free time we had to learn more about the goodness of God.

  • Share Christ with others

On a missionary trip to Ephesus with Paul, Aquila and I met a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria. He was a charming man full of passion for the Lord. While he knew scripture, his knowledge was limited.

We took him under our wing and shared with him all that we had learned from Paul –the birth of Christ, his ministry to the people, his death on the cross, his miraculous resurrection, his ascension to heaven, and the Pentecost.

Now Apollos is a gifted speaker traveling to different nations and spreading the word of God! Make no mistake; we do not take credit for this. We only mention it because we are happy to have been a part of Apollos journey!

  • Open your home to other Christians

The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscillagreet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house. All the brothers and sisters here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss (1 Corinthians 16:19-21 NIV).

A big thank you to Paul for mentioning us! God blessed us with a large home that we have opened as a meeting place for the people of Ephesus. We are extremely happy to be able to serve God in this way. Serving the Lord together has further strengthened our marriage.

  • Allow each other to shine

Finally, in marriage each partner has special gifts and talents from God. It is important to not feel threatened by your spouse’s knowledge or abilities. For instance, I tend to be more outspoken than Aquila, but he loves me just the same. He accepts me for who I am and even is grateful to God for my gifts.

I am grateful to God for Aquila too! He may be quiet, but I do not need words to assure me of his strong presence, his unwavering support and his unending love. Without him, I would not have the ability, passion or strength to minister the gospel to others!

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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