Date: 25.06.01 BC Location: Nazareth General Hospital

Date: 25.06.01 BC
Location: Nazareth General Hospital

It was the same argument.

They’ve had it for weeks.

It’s almost sweet, he’s not suggesting that she’s slept with someone else, he just doesn’t believe she’s pregnant.

It was his idea to have the scan early, he wanted to see how far she would carry this crazy story on. Why doesn’t she just say that if she doesn’t want to marry him?

But as he looked at the scan screen waiting for the answers, waiting to be proved right, Joe swallowed, and turned to his wife to be. Mary looked at his face, and knew Josephs world just blew wide open.

Jesus Scan
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Facebook Christmas Cover Photos

Nativity Facebook Cover: The Angels Appear to The Shepherds.

An updated version of the Facebook Nativity Cover Photos are available here.

Give your Facebook a Christmas flavour with some Nativity themed Facebook cover photos. These were created after a few people came here after doing google searches for “Facebook Christmas” or “Facebook Nativity cover photos”. (Cover photos, are what you find on the top of a Facebook profile)

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Nativity Facebook Cover: The Angels Appear to The Shepherds.


Facebook Christmas Cover Image: Jesus was Born

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The Lego Star Wars Christmas Story. Part 3

Part one can be read here.

A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy far Far Away…

The Rebel Alliance, and the Empire decided to put aside their differences for one moment, and celebrate Christmas together by putting on a Nativity Play.  Mary and Joe have found their way to Bethlehem – Where only then, did Joe try and find a room for the night….

The Hostel seemed a little full...
The Hostel seemed a little full…

As the hostel was full…

They found a shed around the back
They found a shed around the back

…Mary gave birth in a shed around the back of the hostel.*

"Leg it down to Bethlehem . Quick!"
“Leg it down to Bethlehem . Quick!”

8-12 There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”

13-14 At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises:

Glory to God in the heavenly heights,
Peace to all men and women on earth who please him.
15-18 As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the sheepherders talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the sheepherders were impressed.
Luke Chapter 2

*Kinda roughly based on Luke Chapter 2 – ish.

The forth and final part is tomorrow…