A Tragic Loss

“How’s Stephanie doing?” Gail asked. “Not well at all,” Allison replied. “That isn’t surprising,” Wendy interjected.  “She just lost her 11 year old son.” “Poor woman.  I’m a mother and can’t imagine what it’s like to lose a child,” Allison said, getting misty eyed. “I visited her yesterday and she was still in a state …

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The Raven

The raven, sleek and black, has always been depicted as a bird of ill omen, death and evil.  Yet, we see a different picture of this bird in the Bible.  God used ravens to feed his prophet, Elijah during the famine in Israel.  He sent Elijah to Kerith brook, east of the Jordan, instructing him, …

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The Believer’s Walk/Journey #writephoto

The believer’s walk is not an easy journey.  It is fraught with fear, questions, doubts, trials, opposition and distractions.  Coming out of spiritual darkness and into God’s light takes faith, courage and determination, especially when it means forsaking old habits, lifestyles and in some cases relationships.  One has to consider what they are giving up …

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Anything You Can Do…

“Anything you can do I can do better.  I can do anything better than you—“ “Will you stop singing that stupid song?” “It isn’t a stupid song.  You just don’t want to hear it because it’s true.  Girls can do anything as good as or even better than boys.” His face turned red.  “Okay, why …

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Witnessing/Within #writephoto

Hidden in the shadows Secure in my fortress I survey the world outside It looks hostile, frightening, intimidating. Dare I venture out? What will I encounter this time? Opposition?  Ridicule? Curiosity?   Suddenly, I feel God’s peace Stirring within me, chasing away my fears.  With my face set like flint I leave my apartment and …

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Better to Wait

She wished she could put up a No trespassing sign on her life and keep out the guys who acted like they cared for her but all they wanted was one thing and when she told them that she wanted to wait until she was married, they quickly lost interest. Her friends treated her as …

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The Path/Destination #writephoto

A path flanked by trees stretches out before me.  I proceed cautiously because of the mist which unfurls like a ghost’s hand.  It clears as I draw closer.  That chases away the uneasiness in the pit of my stomach and my steps become bolder.  When I reach the other side, I am greeted by the …

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SOAR

Ever since she was a little girl, she had been fascinated with planes and wondered what it would be like to fly one.  Amelia Earthart and Bessie Coleman were her heroines. When she was older, much to her parents’ astonishment, she enrolled in aviation school.  She became one of the school’s top students.  When she …

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Relief/flame #writephoto

The sky is aflame.  Under the relentless heat, the cracked ground cries out for relief. Then, You in Your infinite mercy, command the clouds to empty themselves upon the earth. Praises pour forth from our lips when the first drops of rain fall.   This was written for the #writephoto Prompt – Aflame at Sue Vincent’s …

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From Good Stock

“Could anything good come from Clarington Cross?” She bristled as she remembered the disparaging, rhetorical question posed by Mrs. Danvers.  Miserable woman.  Who did she think she was? Sticking her thin nose up in the air like that as if she smelled a rat.  Well, this lass was no rat.  She had brains and a …

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