Word Wednesday: It’s all in the knees

  Today’s verse: “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…(to touch the pregnant Elizabeth and confirm what the angel had told her.)” (Luke 1:38,39) […]

Preparing our Hearts for Holy Week: an assignment!

“….The Scriptures give no indication of anger in Mary’s spirit as she watched her son die, but I confess that if it would’ve been me grieving beneath that blood stained cross, I would’ve had a real heart-to-heart, foot-stomping, angry prayer time with God. My guttural petitions might have been, “What are you doing? He is […]

Generational Blessings

And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has been mindful of the humble state of His servant. From now all generations will call me blessed (makarios) for the Mighty One has done great things for me–holy is His name” (Luke 1:46-49) ….Elizabeth cried out, […]

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:  […]

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 […]