Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Mary Diaries (part 6)

I used to think I was such a good mother… My grandmother always said that time changes everything – if only you can wait long enough. And when we did eventually get back to Nazareth, with an adorable three-year-old and … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Repentance and reconciliation

Exodus 33 & 34 As a result of Moses’ impassioned intercession (Exodus 32:11-13), Yahweh does not destroy the Israelites; but that does not mean that what they have done can be brushed under the carpet. His presence is temporarily withdrawn … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 5)

What a day… what a night! My waters broke just after breakfast – three weeks early! And the contractions started almost immediately, as if Yeshua were suddenly in a hurry to be born! I was scared because everything seemed to … Continue reading

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Siren voices

One of the more positive aspects of admitting that you have some form of cancer is how friends rally round to support you and pray for you. So many have encouraging things to say, such as anecdotes of long-term survival. … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 4)

I wonder how Elizabeth’s getting on with baby Yohanan…. I never did go back to stay with her. Less than a week after Yosef stormed out on me he was back to apologise! He had seen the angel as well, … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Rebellion and idolatry

Exodus 32 Sadly, the Israelites have not grasped the concepts of monotheism and imageless worship (even their deliverance from Egypt they attribute to Moses, not Yahweh), and they find it hard (despite the evidence of the daily manna and the … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 3)

So it’s over… what a relief. I’m so glad I took Aunt Elizabeth’s advice. Go home after three months, when you’re over the morning sickness but before the bump starts to show; then you can choose the best moment to … Continue reading

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