Applying Wisdom

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your heart to my knowledge; For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; Let them all be fixed upon your lips, So that your trust may be in the LORD; I have instructed you today, even you. Have I …

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The Lord Will Answer

The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayer (Psalm 6:9) Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay During the tough times when it seems that no end is in sight, plead with the Lord to show you mercy.  Know that He will answer you because of His great compassion.  It hurts Him …

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The Next Level

He sat in the dark living-room, watching as the rain fell, droplet by droplet down the windowpane.  He couldn't sleep.  All he could think about was her.  She was out there somewhere with another man.  Was she having a good time?  Did she have any idea of how much this was hurting him? It was …

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Summer in Surrey

It was summer and Diane was spending it in Surrey with Maggie, her friend from university.  Maggie’s parents had gone to Florida for their vacation but her brother, Rupert remained at the mansion.  The first time Diane and he met, it was quite by accident. It was on the morning after she arrived from London.  …

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Friends

They started out as friends. Talked for hours on the phone. Went out for pizza or to the movies when they didn't have any other plans.  Some Saturday nights they would order in spicy Thai food while watching classic or foreign movies.   They didn't know exactly when their feelings for each other began to change. …

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Prayer Partner

She had been looking for a prayer partner for a long time but whenever she thought of someone and called her, it wasn't a good time for the person or she wasn't interested. The past year had been hard. Her marriage of fifteen years ended in divorce. They had gone for counseling but he decided …

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The Widow

Woman, widow, mother, poor, invisible, substandard. Unloved, neglected, shamed. Blamed for her husband's death.  Alienated by his family.  Believed to be cursed.   Life for a widow in her society is tough, unsympathetic and unbearable.  Suicide seemed to be the only relief and release from the pain but God had other plans.  He sent three female …

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Jesus is among Us

"And I tell you once more that if two of you on earth agree in asking for anything it will be granted to you by my Heavenly Father. For wherever two or three people come together in my name, I am there, right among you!" (Matthew 18:19-20, Phillips). It is important that people are of …

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