The Innkeeper s Wife

The Innkeeper's Wife — My name is Miriam. I am the innkeeper's wife. This inn has always been my home. In fact, I was born in that little room Back there under the eaves. I grew up in this inn. It belonged to my father, Ephraim, ...

The Innkeeper s Wife

The Innkeeper s Wife

Miriam had awaited all her life for the spectacular arrival of God's Messiah. She had dreamed of him stopping at her inn, sleeping on her fine linen pillows, and eating from the expensive bowls she had prepared in anticipation of that day. Why, then, did he pass her by? Why was his arrival proclaimed to the uncouth shepherd who had stolen her daughter's heart away from her mother? Why had he made himself known to the crippled stable boy whom she disliked so? Why would the Messiah come to her enemies, while ignoring the faithful servant who had so long awaited his arrival? Reflect with Miriam on the nature of God's love and his expectations for his people -- as she find's God's greatest gift in some very unexpected places. Sets and costumes may be simple or elaborate. The monolog may be read by a single actor or performed by a cast of older youth and adults. Performance time is approximately 25 minutes. A native of Pennsylvania, Harriet Faust interrupted a career as a public school teacher to become a full-time pastor's assistant. She has written several short stories and plays for church publications, and also writes a monthly article on nature and history topics for a local magazine. Her home is in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania.

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The Innkeeper's Wife
Language: en
Pages: 18
Authors: Harriet Faust
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: CSS Publishing

Miriam had awaited all her life for the spectacular arrival of God's Messiah. She had dreamed of him stopping at her inn, sleeping on her fine linen pillows, and eating from the expensive bowls she had prepared in anticipation of that day. Why, then, did he pass her by? Why
The Innkeeper's Wife
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Angela Landon
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-01 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

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The Innkeeper's Wife
Language: en
Pages: 28
Authors: A. J. Cronin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-15 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

A J Cronin was commissioned by The American Weekly to write a Christmas story for the December 21st issue in 1958. His vision for the story is described in his letter of acceptance: “It came to me very strongly that to achieve the highest and most profoundly touching results I
The Innkeeper's Wife
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Lynn A. Coleman
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-01 - Publisher: Harlequin

Richard Arman Isn't Looking for a Wife The innkeeper's gentle laundress-turned-cook, Grace Martin, is more than his employee—she's his friend. So when the lovely widow needs a place to stay, Richard is happy to help. But the confirmed bachelor surprises even himself when he proposes marriage. Grace has never considered
The Innkeeper's Wife
Language: en
Pages: 56
Authors: Maritie Wellbrock
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-01 - Publisher: Xulon Press

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