Jesus and a Woman

A Child Is Born

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6 NIV)In the year 1972, our second baby was due at Christmas. But on...

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Isaiah 7:14 - Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (NIV)Matthew 1:18 - This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to...

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The Day Dad Missed His Ship

Proverbs 16:9 "In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." (NIV)This Bible verse was always my father's favourite one. The reason stems from the following story.During the Second World War, my dad had orders to report for duty on a ship...

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Gallivanting Beagle

Ezekiel 34:15-16a - I myself will tend my sheep and make them lie down, declares the Sovereign Lord. I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. (NIV)Recently, a beagle wandered into our neighbourhood behaving like a lost dog. Doubtless, in his doggy mind,...

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A Garden Shelter

One sizzling morning in Israel, I disembarked with other tourists from an air-conditioned bus, to trudge my way up the clay-baked hillside to Gethsemane. My eyes travelled through the aged trees which were fenced for protection. My gaze wandered along tree branches...

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A Sun Shelter

Psalm 91:1-2 "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." (NIV)The Israelites of Moses' day trudged, sandal-shod, through the desert of...

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Never Say Never

Matthew 26:33 - Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. (KJV)How many times we have said, "I'll never do that again!" Personally, I've lost count.Most recently, I shot off my mouth to someone...

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Cassandra Wessel