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Mary, Mother of Jesus

Her family lived in humble stone and mud-brick houses, with Mary spending her days grinding wheat and barley into flour, and making their meals which consisted of vegetables, eggs, fruits, and nuts. Her daily routine would consist of making the bread, feeding the chickens, caring for the donkey, and making her clothing from the wool … Continue reading

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Hagar: Friend or Foe?

Hagar is without a doubt one of the most controversial figures in Judaic and Arabic history. She leads a remarkably checkered life, being the daughter of an Egyptian pharaoh, the concubine of Abraham, and the mother of the Arab nation.  Who, then, is this enigmatic woman? Was she a victim of circumstance, or did she … Continue reading

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Martha

Martha, Martha. A woman whom Jesus depended on for ministering, nurturing, hospitality, friendship, companionship, rest and respite. Understand what Jesus is saying, and not saying to his friend, since He is speaking to all women of the past, present and future, including you. Martha has received quite a lot of criticism over the years, for … Continue reading

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SARAH – THE MOTHER OF THE JEWISH NATION

Sarah, the Founding Matriarch of Judaism, is legendary for her enduring faithfulness to God, and her unswerving commitment to her husband Abraham. Characteristics abound as she is described as faithful, beautiful, loving, steadfast, authoritative, caring, submissive, obedient, stubborn, hospitable, fearless, and loyal. Volumes have been written about her, as her heroic life has been told … Continue reading

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