CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

March 5, 2010

King Solomon and the Case of Two Mothers

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CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

KING SOLOMON and the case of TWO MOTHERS

Moderator: This is a story of two mothers who bring their case before King Solomon. The King knew that on the date in question, in the middle of the night, two prostitutes slept peacefully, their newborns tucked in their arms. The two women aren’t named in the Bible, but we will call them Mona and Lena.

Mona woke that night to discover she’d laid on her child, smothering it. Very distraught, she heard her friend Lena’s baby softly cooing in its sleep. Suddenly, in her grief, an idea came to her. She quietly stepped over to Lena’s bed, took Lena’s sleeping baby from her, and placed her own dead baby in Lena’s arms. Now, Mona reasoned, she wouldn’t have to suffer the loss of her child.

COURT CONVENES

Moderator: Everybody come to order. Court is in session now.

King Solomon: Women, what appears……

Lena: Your Honor, Your Majesty. Mona and I lived together. I gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Three days later, Mona had a son also.

Usually my baby’s cries of hunger wake me up, but that morning I slept long. No cries wakened me. I woke to find my son still sleeping. I tried to nudge him awake because it was well past his eating time, but something was terribly wrong. He wouldn’t (more…)

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March 13, 2008

ABRAHAM, SARAH, HAGAR and sons ISHMAEL and ISAAC

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

ABRAHAM, SARAH, HAGAR

and sons ISHMAEL and ISAAC

 The following is a five-minute radio script my husband and I presented in Connellsville, PA., while he was serving as pastor of a church in that community.

Moderator: Sarah and Abraham were among God’s faithful servants. Abraham, because of his faith, was to be the father of nations, although he was childless. He was viewed as a father figure—dignified, firm in his faith, humane and respected by local rulers wherever he went.

Then God told Abraham: “Leave your home and travel to (more…)

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