Monthly Archives: December 2011

Respect your elders

Christmas night I went off to my room and turned on the tv.  I found an old movie playing that was not very familiar to me.  It was from the 1930s and was about an older couple who have lost … Continue reading

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The manger

The last chapter of this book is titled simply, the manger.  Of course, it delves into a variety of related topics.  In the video, the author talks of speaking with a shepherd near Bethlehem.  Bethlehem is now a bustling city, … Continue reading

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Changes

I am feeling a bit unsettled here, so I am going to lay it out and see where it goes.  Yesterday my husband was home and got the mail.  We are coming up on Christmas, so he handed me a … Continue reading

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Return to Bethlehem

True confessions:  I had not read this chapter before Sunday and in fact, missed the class entirely.  So I can’t give you the benefit of any class discussions.  But I figured I could touch on the highlights from the book … Continue reading

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Visit to Elizabeth

Our focus this week was on Mary’s visit to Elizabeth, which took place immediately after her encounter with the angel.  The author makes several suggestions for why she may have made this trip, which would have taken more than a … Continue reading

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Joseph

Next up was Joseph.  First off was the observation that his hometown was Bethlehem, the ancestral home of David.  Bethlehem was a bit larger than Nazareth and the name means house of bread.  Just as Nazareth was near a larger … Continue reading

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