Gabriel, Mary of Nazareth, The Call

You Want Me to do WHAT?!

Another excerpt from A Mary Like Me today. I love Mary’s humility and her humanity. Mary’s humility is vividly painted with her reply to the angel. I imagine her face down before Gabriel, knees in the cold dirt. The King James translation of her acceptance of the assignment God had given her reads like this:  And Mary said, “Behold the …

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Christmas, Gabriel, John the Baptist, Miracles

Elizabeth’s Gift

Disclaimer: Remember how I used to get up every morning in the dark? Well, it’s not been happening this week. I thought Allie had me trained, but I guess my body needs sleep. So, forgive me for posting later than usual. I’m trusting in the Lord’s timing and thankful this is my blog, and I’m the boss! But I will try …

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Christmas, doubt, faith, Gabriel, Mary of Nazareth, proof, willing spirit

Human- Love it!

‘I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May it be to me as you have said.’ Then the angel left her. At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was …

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Christmas, decorations, Gabriel, Jesus, Mary


Switching gears. Turning a corner. Time to put the fall leaves and pilgrims back into the closet and pull out all the Christmas stuff. Amazing isn’t it? We celebrate Thanksgiving, and before the turkey left-overs are finished, we are moving on the the next celebration. Christmas. It’s been like this every year of my life. Nothing has changed. The dates …

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