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Bad Girls of the Bible – The Samaritan Woman @ the Well, pt.2

This outcast Samaritan woman we meet at the well becomes the first apostle. After this encounter, John tells us that she left her water jar and went back to the village to proclaim Jesus, and “many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman’s testimony.”
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Bad Girls of the Bible – Mrs. Lot, pt.2

The sin of Sodom, therefore, goes beyond inhospitality and sexual lust for heavenly beings. Ezekiel’s statement also gives us an insight into Mrs. Lot’s character and why she longingly looked back to her life in the city.
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Bad Girls of the Bible – Mrs. Potiphar, pt.2

This story has an interesting life after the Scriptures. In later rabbinic literature and in the Koran, this story is reworked with some of the gaps in the Biblical narratives filled in or changed.
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Bad Girls of the Bible – Introduction

She says that when she became a Christian and began studying the women of the Bible she failed to identify with the saintly women of the Bible.  But, as writes, “Something clicked inside of me when I happened upon Jezebel.”
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Ponder These Things – Praying with Icons of the Virgin. pt.1

The first Icon is the Hodegetria – she who shows the way. This Icon creates a circular movement. The Virgin gestures towards the Child, introducing her son to us and pointing us away from herself. The Child gazes at Mary’s face giving loving attention to someone besides himself.
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