A Woman and Her Bucket

High noon, it was, and such a strange hour to come to the village well. This woman tried to sneak around right there in the bright, hot sun. She plotted to drop her pail, get her water, and be gone before anyone could notice her. Her ways were well known...

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According to His Word

Mary was a simple teen-ager. Devout and sweet, betrothed to the town carpenter, she was ready to lead an unspectacular life and a gritty existence in Nazareth. She and Joseph would raise a Jewish family. They would celebrate the feasts together with travels to Jerusalem. Hope for the Messiah lingered...

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Hearts for Glory

If we are watchful, God opens our eyes and shows us His glory. We have been invited into His presence. He chose us to worship Him in the beauty of His holiness. Not because we were worthy to enjoy such a thing, but because of His great grace. Nothing we...

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The Question of All Questions

Jesus and His disciples took a trip to the seaside, to an area known as Caesarea Philippi. Near Mount Hermon and the large springs that fed the Jordan River, this place was given to religion. A variety of shrines, altars, and temples were erected there. The One so true strode...

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Better, Best, Blessed

Melchizedek  appeared suddenly.  This man of mystery showed himself to Abraham and shared with him bread, wine and a blessing. We first read the story of this King/Priest in Genesis 14. Abraham had just accomplished something remarkable. His small band of 318 men defeated the army that had raided Sodom...

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