Tag Archives: Jesus

Wednesday’s Word: Do Evil Spirits Know Something You Don’t Know?

When Jesus speaks, even evil spirits listen! For friends new to this blog, “Wednesday’s Word” is a weekly Bible audio clip that rotates between Genesis, Luke and Psalms. “Wednesday’s Word to the Wise,” in honor of Sophie Topfeather, the main … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: The Infant Jesus Creates a Stir

First Shepherds, then Wise men, now this! Jesus is destined to create quite a commotion wherever he goes. In this story from Luke 2:21-40, Jesus makes his first trip to the temple in Jerusalem. https://soundcloud.com/sonjas-bible-stories/jesus-is-presented-in-the

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Follow-up and Persevere–You Might Just be Amazed in 2014!

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I just heard Ryan Seacrest this morning say in an interview that he gets asked this all the time. He used to make up an answer that he’d never stick to, and so now … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word to the Wise: Happy Birthday, Word of God!

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14). Thank you, Jesus, for being “the light … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: Matthew 2:1-12 (Do you think they stayed for dinner?)

The shepherds weren’t Mary and Joseph’s only visitors when Jesus was a baby. If Mary had a lot to ponder in her heart after the shepherds came (Luke 2:19), I wonder how she felt after the Magi came with their … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: The Birth of Jesus

Jesus is born! Listen to the story according to the Bible in Luke 2: 1-20: https://soundcloud.com/sonjas-bible-stories/the-birth-of-jesus-in-luke-2 http://cdn.www.ministry-to-children.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/nativity-coloring-pages.pdf  

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Angels: “Jesus’ Birth is Good News!” Sonja’s Top Five Reasons Why

The Bible says that there were shepherds living out in the fields near Bethlehem, and “on the night Jesus was born, an angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they … Continue reading

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A Transitive Verb: It Could Change Your Life

It felt like an act of rebellion, teaching my young daughter to “borrow and carry” when doing her math. A number of years ago now, her elementary school emphasized learning to do math with “numbers, words, and pictures,” but for … Continue reading

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Boo! The Holidays are Here! (Are you Scared?)

The nice Dutch mom lingered in my international school classroom in Tokyo at the end of the day. She had a worried look on her face. “Ghosts, witches? I don’t understand Halloween. Can you explain it to me?” I had … Continue reading

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Imagine. . . .Like John Lennon or JK Rowling?

John Lennon’s Imagine was very popular when I lived in Japan over twenty years ago. I’d hum along when I heard it playing in department stores –after all, it was in English. I could understand it. One day, I listened … Continue reading

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