Father Moreilli Considers Leaving the Priesthood

Photo by cottonbro pexels.com It was December 26, Boxing Day in Canada and there in Italy, it was St. Stephen's Day, a national holiday. Father Morelli wondered what Genet was doing. How was she going to spend the day? After they had made love last night, they fell asleep in each other's arms. At four …

God’s Good News!

When you have good news, whom do you share it with? Family, friends, co-workers and, in some cases, church members? Who were told about the soon birth of the Messiah? The people of Nazareth, the city Joseph and Mary were from? No. As far as their community was concerned Joseph was the father. The religious …

Mary’s Response to Gabriel’s Message

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are …

God’s Answer & Zacharias’ Doubt

When Zacharias was in the temple of the Lord, an angel of the appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled and great fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is …

Elijah Flees

After the showdown and his victory on Mount Carmel, the prophet Elijah fled for his life after receiving a threat from Jezebel, vowing, "So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time." Her husband, king …

Finally…

Image by Muhammad-taha Ibrahim Naomi sat there, beaming. Finally, after trying for a long time, Yasir and she were going to have a child. They had been married for ten years and had tried and tried to start a family but were unsuccessful. He wasn't the problem and she feared that she was barren like …

Hank Explains Resurrection

"Hank, I have a question about resurrection." "What's the question?" "If we go straight to heaven when we die, what's the point of the resurrection?" "That's a very good question, Ede. I'm happy you asked it. It is very clear in the Word of God, that there are two resurrections. The first one is of …

Laird Tells Martina About Antonia

"Poor Antonia," Martina said, shaking her head sadly. Laird had just told her about his adopted sister's breakdown which led to her stay in a psychiatric hospital. Laird stared at her. "You feel sorry for her?" he exclaimed. "Yes, I do. It must be painful watching the man you love fall in love with and …

Not A Chance Meeting

Weeks had passed since he went to that quiet, peaceful place where he met her. Why hadn't he gone there? Why had he stayed away even though he wanted to be there? Why was he avoiding her? What was he afraid of? Of feeling again? Of living again? Of moving on? Why should he be …

Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers is the daughter of a police officer and nurse. Since childhood, she wanted to be a published writer. Before she realized her dream, she was a newspaper reporter, writing obituaries and human interest stories. After reading romance novels which her mother-in-law lent her, Francine decided to write in that genre. Her first manuscript …

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