Jesus Delivers Us

Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage  (Hebrews 2:14-16) We see that Jesus came to destroy the …

Books, The Theatre, Prison & Dinner

"Where's Mom?" Chelsey asked Gideon. "She's not going to be joining us." "How come?" "She isn't feeling well." "Oh." She couldn't help wondering if her mother really wasn't feeling well or if she just didn't want to go to the matinee show for Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre. Afterwards, they were going to have …

Twenty Questions

Velma studied him. "No need to look so uptight, Mr. Gray. I just wanted to let you know that Kiskadee Records was extremely impressed with your ad layout." "Oh." He was very relieved to hear that. "As I said on Friday, you did an outstanding job which is what I always expect from you." "Thank …

Dinner on the Boat

"What's that you're drinking?" "Pickle Juice." "Pickle Juice?" "Yes. Want some?" She made a face. "No, thank you!" "It's good for you, you know. I've been drinking it for years. Athletes drink it." "What's it good for?" "I can give you ten good reasons. It soothes muscle cramps. It helps you stay hydrated. It’s a …

The Family Dinner

Clive was very amiable to Charlotte. After a tour of the grounds, they went joined their parents in the drawing-room until dinner was ready. He escorted her and held the chair out for her to sit before sitting beside her. He could sense his mother watching them and ignored her. After dinner, while their parents …

Jennifer and Eric

Jennifer and Eric were hanging out together in the park on a Sunday afternoon. They had spent a couple of hours at the library completing assignments. Before heading home, they decided to go for a walk in the park. They talked about school, their friends, families, church and other things as they walked. "Have you …

The Marcelus Inquisition

When Prunella walked into the living-room, Marcelus was in there, sitting in his favorite chair by the fireplace. He scowled at her. "Where have you been?" he demanded. "I'm sorry I'm late." "You didn't answer my question." "I was at the library." "Dressed like that?" "No. I was wearing my denim jacket." "What were you …

The Faces of Mental Illness

“Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.” – Unknown This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week so I thought it would be appropriate …

The Writer’s Muse

"I just finished reading, Raindrops Never Lie." "And what did you think of it?" "I loved it. I couldn't put it down. It's your best novel." "That's what you said about Shadow Monsters." "I love Shadow Monsters. It was your first novel. It's still one of my favorites. But, Raindrops Never Lie is my number …

Jesus, the Lamp Who Gives True Light

“This city has no need of sun or moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb” – Revelation 21:23.  This scripture brought to my mind this other scripture, “Your word is a lamp to my feet. And a light to my path” – Psalm …

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