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I am a woman who has views on various subjects I Love to share about my favorite Celebrities. And Music and Some Cooking Ideas and some Poetry & Art from family & friends And my Autobiography is a work in progress. Basically, I'm a simple Lady with LOVE OF LIFE. JOIN ME ON MY JOURNEY

Fear & Insecurities

In life I have found sometimes it is hard to speak about topics that are so sensitive to my inner soul that it peels back layers. Layers I do not yet want to expose. But peeling back the layers is crucial to my wellbeing as I need a cleansing of the wounds underneath that have festered over time and turning into cancer eating away at my life from the inside out. Traveling into the Caverns tunnels of my mind that lead to pathways in my soul are the only way to go. But I struggle to go there so I stay away. This is my description of my journey their if I dare.

FEAR.

Fear of hurting all over again. The fear of falling into the abise of the dark shadow that hovers ever so low over the pain inside the hole in a cavern. All around the inside of my Soul my innermost being is Caverns unlit holes for which there are tunnels that lead everywhere inside them are lifes pain & Joy, experiences of a time gone by. Good and bad. So I will Meditate myself into the journey follow me as I go where I don’t dare.

Traveling in my self Meditation.

The Caverns the tunnels oh so many directions to turn which way do I go first this turn that turn either direction I go is a journey I will find something about myself I may or may not want to know. But forward I must go.  I go first into a tunnel that somehow feels warm and inviting but slightly uneasy the two feelings don’t mix well and confuse me. I proceed with caution. Like a child going along with mom holding tightly to her hand not wanting to ever let go as she makes you feel safe. The warmth becomes comforting more and more and I step out of the tunnel into a Room a huge Room of Flowers Oh it is Poppies Orange and their everywhere all around me even on the Ceiling Bright and bold. And Then just like that, they start to wither into nothing crumbling all around me like burnt ashes as they drift up into nothingness. My Fear is so intense. The warmth turns into a bitter bite of Cold so intense I think it will make my limbs wither and fall off. The intensity is too much to bear. Something is touching me but not touching me a sensation unfamiliar to me but eerily real none the less. I need to get out of here past this area and back to where I feel safe, But somehow I want to know more of what this is the sensation of need is great I stay still for what seems like forever. The nothingness is unbearable Blackness is all around and now I simply feel numb. I can not move or feel anything.

End of Part one. 2-6-19 Elizabeth Harrison.

 

Billy Gilman Former Country Music Star Makes Comeback On The Voice. 2016

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Billy Gilman Welcome Back

I Was Very happy to see a wonderful Comeback for one of my favorite performers of all time.

We were able to see him on the wonderful and renown show  on NBC The Voice

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Billy Gilman on the voice doing a song for the Blind additions by Adele.

With them doing the auditions blind and Billy not being signed on an album contract it was the perfect opportunity for him to get back in the swing of things . Not that he has not been singing sense he was let go from his record label after becoming a child phenomenon bringing a sweet child voice to america and the world with his high vocals such as you would find in an all male choir . As he was no longer a child star but growing up and alas his voice was changing he feared for a while that his voice would be gone for good but no that was not the case .

With courage practice and a lot of ups and downs literally he was able to grow into his new voice and Wow what a voice it has became

After being let go by his Record Lable after multiple Platinum Albums on the top of the charts . He branched out on a journey of his own and practiced and practiced learning to control his new voice and hoping to get back into singing again. The new adventure took time and diligence on his part to pursue yet again his desire to perform as a musician to the world.

After very hard work he found out he still had a voice to use and with practice learned to control it in a great way. He now had a well honed vocal and with his honest and charismatic style on the stage was able to bring many of his fans back too him after many wondered what had happened to the child star who sang the heart warming song  ( ONE VOICE )

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He started doing concerts and fundraisers and any event he could get booked for while coming into his own and becoming the star doing the kind of music he had always wanted to sing.

During this journey he worked with many other famous artist and recorded a few videos .

pic from one of his videos his new song he did for his partner . Say You Will
pic from one of his videos his new song he did for his partner . Say You Will

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Fans were starting to see the new Billy and it was exciting for him with new hope now he wanted to pursue this even more.

At one time during his journey he wanted to let everyone know that he had Yes a Partner .  The former child country star was Gay and he was not sure how  the music industry or his fans and family and friends would take it but it was time for him to let everyone know as he was very in love with his partner and no longer felt the need to hide who he was his family were excepting and many of his friends and fans understood and were many grateful that he had the courage to come out .

During his time as a child star he performed on the Muscular Dis trophy fundraising show hosted for many years by comedian Jerry Lewis, Never did one year go by that he did not appear and perform.   544fde8784228-image

Over the Years he performed with many artist and was admired by many such as this artist

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Demi Lovato with a tweet to Billy telling him how she has always love him as an artist she was a big fan.

He was amazed at this

Billy has always been a young man to show who he was openly and I was proud to see him back performing and going forward Win or Loose He will always be one of the best artist I have ever known

I have been pleasantly amazed with each performance on a show where it is about your voice not how you look. The judges knew who he was after they turned around and then fought to get him on thier team . Adam Levine was the lucky winner to mentor Billy in this next chapter of his life.

Here he is doing I believe Fight song and Wow.
Here he is doing The Show must go On.

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Here he was in the Battle rounds that advanced him to the lives  .

Thank you Billy for being you and blessing us to take this journey with you . One of your biggest fans Elizabeth Harrison .

 

Discovering The Fountain

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I awaken up into a magical place. This magical place i wake up in a field of lavender and daisies. All around me are animals of all different kinds- They surround me and i see pink and yellow butterflies. I stood up and i saw all around me people from all walks of life. I heard

THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE
THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE

a woman calling me and telling me to follow her-

So i started to follow her and it was a long road but along the way i saw people clapping and cheering and saying to me congratulations welcome to Heaven- So i kept following her and arrived at a big golden fountain- There were people surrounding the fountain some throwing feathers into it, and some drinking it, and some pouring the water on their heads-

This is the fountain of life a voice told me. I stood in front of the fountain and made a wish and as soon as i did a door opened up and there he was Jesus he was wearing a white gown  with golden trimming around the arms and legs of the gown. He had a crown on his head that was golden with rubies and diamonds. He was beautiful and different than i imagined.

Then suddenly  I woke up and started to cry- the rest of the day i couldn’t remember what i just saw or heard – I guess  it was God giving me a glimpse into what Heaven would be like when i get there.- and to be patient and if i can keep the faith this is where i will be when i leave this world.

This is The Fountain of life.

Written : By John d Cook 8-23-16

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My Wonderful Experience At Safeway In Lakewood WA. A+

Hi Everyone MeetSafeway.com – Safeway Stores Joshua the best Produce employe in the world to Me. He introduced himself to me and within moments was helping me find what I needed and even more. He is vegan and offered great ideas of food healthy and preservative free. The Freshest Produce and even some cut up fresh by them at the store. To top it off he spent at least 40 minutes with me walking around literally showing me where great food selections to meet my needs were . And giving out only after asking me if I would like some suggestions. Wonderful recipe ideas and even writing down some great recipies short easy and functional. As at the moment I am trying to eliminate animal based foods in my diet for now. To try to slim up and get healthier as i have a lot of body pain. I could not have ask for a better experience even if I had hired a helper to do this . The experience was awesome and He should get a promotion for his approach to doing his job and beyond. He is my food hero for the month of April. 

Thank you so Much Joshua. Safeway located at .

10223 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

(253) 581-2072- call and let them know how wonderful he is and that you saw this Post in my blog. 
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The ‘great Fire of Seattle in 1889 Left behind a great tour to see./The underground tour.

 

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Seattle Fire of 1889

 

 

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The Underground tour that you can pay to go on is very cheap and a event you will not want to miss. As most Seattle citizens know The down town Seattle we know now was not always the downtown that was their there had been at one time in 1889 on June 6th within 2 hrs time it was realized that downtown Seattle was a total loss and they would need too rebuild much history was lost.

The underground tour will show you what was left over.

Here is some of what you might see on the tour the actual Downtown Seattle of 1889 still intact under the current city that lumes above it with many oblivious of the horrific fire that once ragged through Downtown Seattle and totally consumed it with much rubble and charred wood and broken down brick walls which at the time was the normal construction done by the famous brick masons of Seattle.
Just a little Seattle History for my friends out in cyber world hugs enjoy.

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Thank you lots great place to visit or live.

Written by Elizabeth Harrison

12-5-15

 

The BayTheSeries new season Wow It is better than ever.

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IT DON’T GET BETTER THAN THIS. 

WOW!!!!!.

 Wow the first 2 EpisodeS of the new season of The Emmy Award winning series TheBayTheSeries is better than ever and I did not expect anything less.

Brought too us by wonderful Producers. Gregori J Martin and Kristos Andrews. (2015 Emmy award winners for this series.)

Part one of the new  chapter of the new season is so fabulous their are really no words too describe how I felt watching it today as It aired it’s debut of the Season.

Entrancing Energetic and Visually Stunning are only a few words I could use.

From the Opening . The special effects and soundtrack draw you in.

You want too keep watching. I totally loved the recap of the last season great Idea and was done so well. Beautiful job.

It is new fresh an Encapsulates all the things I have come too expect not only from these producers but the Cast and Crew as well.

And the script writers should win a prize. I was drawn in too a fabulous story of love hate and betrayal all at the same time.

This season is going too be the best one yet.

If you have not seen any other seasons before now . You just

should do a binge of the past seasons and catch up as you won’t believe what is coming up next . Get familiar with the cast and wonderful actors who play them and the Story that is . CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO BINGE.

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THE BAY THE SERIES.

My favorite scene of this episode is when John Blackwell played by Ronn Moss finds Janice Ramos on the beach Played by Lilly Melgar

 

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And The one of Sara Garret Played by Mary Beth Evans in jail and not liking her welcome so well.  With the wonderful Patsy Pease in the background.

It is just starting too heat up.

 

 

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The wonderful Garrett family .

The town Socialites.

( MEET THE GARRETT’S)

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Gregori J Martin & Kristos Andrews Producers.

 

 

 

 

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THANK YOU FOR READING MY BLOG

AND PLEASE JOIN ME ON THIS WONDERFUL JOURNEY THAT IS

THE BAY THE SERIES.

ELIZABETH D HARRISON 12-1-2015.

NO COPY WRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED.

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Yea Or Nay for Minimum Wage increase Nationally How can it affect us all.

Hi Beth Hear On another subject of interest.

Hear in the wonderful State of WA  . I have run into many Activist of the Increase IN MINIMUM WAGE .

To put it mildly they are very aggressive but peaceful in their per-suite to make this a State wide increase and too help promote their Idea of National equality of wages across the entire United States.

I Spoke Directly with members of this group They call themselves It’s OUR TIME  Found on : http://www.itsourtime.org/

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Unrest and frustration among the many Residents of Seattle WA and the surrounding suburbs and small city’s scattered all over the State. Are up in arms over the Idea of a minimum wage hike for the WA state area city of Sea-tack WA. Were the international airport is located. As the law passed to increase wages there too a whopping Large  $15 dollars an hr increase. But however only affects the workers of the Sea-tack Airport area not the surrounding area around the airport.

So if you work at the Sea-tack airport you will see the increase but if not then you will not. Many businesses around the area surrounding the airport are seeing business go down as many employee’s want the same wage as the Airport and many are leaving to go to the Airport to find work . Were as I stated earlier the wage is now currently $15 an hr.

How ever if small businesses like mom and pop places try to pay the higher wag it will drastically affect their business and many would not be able to stay open or would have too cut back drastically on staff. As the cost of Product into the business is not going down in cost and so the price of their products have to go up such as material things like clothing or home goods or food products too offset the cost of materials. They just can not afford literally the increase wage. If it were set at $15 per hr for minimum wage.

I do not think that an increase across the board at this point would serve them any good. However I do feel a gradual increase over time could have a good impact on small business . If we adjusted the cost of products into the inventory of these businesses.

In doing research on this topic. I did come across some information I found interesting on this particular subject .

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The working of our Economy in WA state alone is higher in wage and employment than most of the United States.

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Our State currently holds the highest minimum wage amount .

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Some statistics of this from a wonderful writer .

 

A $15 Minimum Wage?

While I-688’s minimum wage increase was significant by historic standards, a $15 minimum wage in Washington state would far exceed the magnitude of any prior increase.

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The recent victory over a wage hike at Washington’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The state’s Supreme Court ruled last week that employers must pay workers $15 an hour.

Yes! For Sea-tac: Unfortunately, a county judge agreed with Alaska Airlines and took away the benefits for about 4,700 workers at Sea-tac Airport.

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in a speech last year supporting a $10.10 federal minimum wage, Murray claimed Washington state’s economy “has benefited from a high minimum wage,” pointing out that job growth has exceeded the national average while poverty has “trailed the national level.”

Washington’s minimum wage law dates back to 1998, when voters approved Initiative 688, boosting the wage floor and indexing it to inflation for the first time in U.S. history. In addition to having the nation’s highest state minimum wage, at $9.47 an hour, Washington is also one of just seven states that do not permit employers to count employees’ tips towards meeting the minimum wage. All of these features are included in Murray’s legislation. http://www.forbes.com

Although the state’s overall job growth has remained strong since adoption of the high minimum wage, growth in industries with a prevalence of low-wage workers has slowed. For instance, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau data indicate that, while Washington state’s share of the nation’s population increased by 5.7% from passage of I-688 in 1998 to 2014, and its share of total U.S. jobs increased by 6.3%, the state’s share of U.S. accommodation and food service jobs (think hotels and restaurants) fell by 5.7%. site from L http://www.forbes.com/)

Hear in our own State the effects are being felt from businesses in and Outside of our state.

And right here in our own state. Direct effects are being felt by businesses Like : Clarion Hotel Seatac area .

Ivars Salmon House in Seattle, Mastar Park Seatac and Seattle sites cute staff.

Z pizza closed due to the inability to raise the wage and still stay open.

The Walruss & Carpenter pub & Grill in Seattle WA

Tamarine Tree in Seattle and the list could go on and will if the gradual increase

Continues.

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But here: Seattle quickly followed suit, becoming the first major jurisdiction to adopt a $15 wage last year. Union leaders like SEIU’s Mary Kay Henry, eager to capitalize on the political momentum to press their case elsewhere, claim that Seattle’s ordinance has “encouraged business growth.”

Additionally, though the state poverty rate is relatively low, it was low long before I-688 became law. In 1998, only a full-time minimum wage worker without dependents could live above the poverty line. By 2014, the same worker could support two children above the poverty threshold. Despite the dramatic increase in the minimum wage relative to the poverty threshold, the state poverty rate experienced no noticeable decline.

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In 1998, Washington voters approved Initiative 688, dramatically boosting the state minimum wage from $5.15 to $5.70 on Jan. 1, 1999, and to $6.50 on Jan. 1, 2000, and, for the first time in the U.S., indexing the minimum wage to inflation.

Sixteen years after I-688’s implementation, however, the minimum wage is as political as ever. Despite having the nation’s highest state minimum wage, labor activists are pressing for an even larger increase in the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour using much the same arguments that they used then.

I Personally was disturbed by this information as I understand the need to increase the minimum wage to help the lower class groups survive the ever-increasing cost of living . But also know that many small businesses can not do this and will have too close thus creating less work for the average skilled beginning worker.

I found more on this topic as follows .

Key Points:

  • The fact that Washington’s poverty rate lags behind the national average is sometimes referenced as evidence that the state’s high minimum wage has been good for the poor. However, the state poverty rate has historically trailed the national rate, even prior to the passage of I-688 in 1998.
  • The only time that Washington’s poverty rate exceeded the national rate was in 2003, following four years of increases in the poverty rate that began the year I-688 took effect.
  • The average state poverty rate for the 15 years preceding passage of I-688 (1984-1998) was 10.7 percent. The average national poverty rate for the same period was 13.8 percent. The average state poverty rate for the 15 years following passage of I-688 (1999-2013) was 10.9 percent, a slight increase, while the national poverty rate for the same period was 13.1 percent, a slight decrease.
  • Despite the fact that Washington’s minimum wage rose substantially in the years since 1998, there was no noticeable change in the state poverty rate. This is in line with total-nonfarm-employment wa-and-us-poverty-ratesrecent research showing “the failure of minimum wage hikes as an antipoverty policy.”
  • The increases in Washington’s population and total employment, coupled with the decline in accommodation and food services jobs, meant that Washington’s share of the nation’s accommodation and food service jobs has declined noticeably relative to its population and total jobs

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  • Statistics Say:

 

The average state poverty rate for the 15 years preceding passage of I-688 was 10.7%, and the national average was 13.8%. For the 15 years after I-688’s passage, the average state poverty rate was 10.9%, a slight increase, while the national poverty rate was 13.1%, a slight decrease.( L http://www.forbes.com/ )

In short, the state’s generally positive economic trends hide the negative consequences of the high minimum wage experienced by the small percentage of workers and businesses actually affected by it.

it is still having consequences. A parking company has added a “living-wage surcharge” to its rates. One hotel closed its restaurant and laid off 17 employees. Employees at another hotel reported losing an array of benefits, with one stating that the $15 minimum wage “sounds good, but it’s not good.”

Union leaders like SEIU’s Mary Kay Henry, eager to capitalize on the political momentum to press their case elsewhere, claim that Seattle’s ordinance has “encouraged business growth.”

Anecdotal evidence: “http://www.forbes.com/

Unions and activists say the costs of minimum wage hikes are negligible. But the real faces of $15—and of other dramatic hikes in the minimum wage—are the employers who struggle to offset those costs. As these stories show, their actions often mean fewer opportunities for the employees these laws are meant to help.

Closures of many company’s or cut backs of these company’s do directly to the minimum wage hike. All around the area surrounding WA State is effected such as

The Salvation Army Corporation: Had to cut back its staff at the Booth Memorial Childcare center in Los Angeles California they laid off 63 employees to be able to afford the increase in minimum wages.

And places like McDonald’s Corporation San Francisco had too close a site, While a Manufacturing  Company in Oakland California had to slash its staff in half due to the increase in wages.

In a basic conclusion I Personally feel we need to boost education and lower cost for college students and tuition fees for parents paying for their child’s education. As this will give them better skills and put them in the position to acquire the higher paying wages.

And increase the ability for Small businesses too get additional funding and Low interest Loans too improve the ability to pay the increase in wages instead of having too cut back staff or even lay off many workers indefinitely or close all together. Do to the fact they just do not have enough overage too offset the new wages

I am not a rocket scientist but even I can see how they will suffer the most and have seen the effects of the higher wage states personally myself before I retired.  A minimum wage job was difficult to make ends meet in More states around the country than I can mention.

WA state is the highest in the country but the cost of living has not been lowered by no means as matter of fact it has raised it in my opinion . As I have seen here an increase in the cost of Food , Utilities, Medical care and general need of house hold products and expenses of gas and lodging too.

Thank you for listening too my opinion on this topic and As I lead the opening of this article with the It’s Our Time activist group. I support trying to bring equality to the State but do not agree with wage increase necessarily being the way to go about it.

Increasing our wages is good but in a moderate instrumentation would benefit us and many around the United states. Better than the sudden large increase that will close so many small businesses in our nation.

Thank you Beth.

 

 

 

Daily Bible scripture (Taken from my church live stream broadcast )today-11-1-15

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The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah
1 :This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:
2 :Abraham was the father of Isaac,
Isaac the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
3 :Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
Perez the father of Hezron,
Hezron the father of Ram,
4 :Ram the father of Amminadab,
Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,
5 :Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
Obed the father of Jesse,
6 :and Jesse the father of King David.
David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,
7 :Solomon the father of Rehoboam,
Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
Abijah the father of Asa,
8 :Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,
Jehoram the father of Uzziah,
9 :Uzziah the father of Jotham,
Jotham the father of Ahaz,
Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
10 :Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,
Manasseh the father of Amon,
Amon the father of Josiah,
11 :and Josiah the father of Jeconiahand his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.
12 :After the exile to Babylon:
Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,
Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
13Zerubbabel the father of Abihud,
Abihud the father of Eliakim,
Eliakim the father of Azor,
14 :Azor the father of Zadok,
Zadok the father of Akim,
Akim the father of Elihud,
15 :Elihud the father of Eleazar,
Eleazar the father of Matthan,
Matthan the father of Jacob,
16 :and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.
17 :Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.
Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son
18 :This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yetdid not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 :But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 :All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”(which means “God with us”).
24 :When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

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