Laird’s Birthday Celebration

It was the evening of his 40th birthday and Laird was going to have a romantic dinner with Martina while her mother looked after their daughter. It was the first time since Charlotte was born that the two of them had been able to go anywhere together, alone and they were both excited about it. …

Laird’s 40th Birthday

It was Laird's 40th birthday. His father was taking him out for lunch to celebrate but first, they were going to find a wedding suit for his father. They were in Moss Bros, Mr. Pendlebury's favorite store. "What about this one?" Laird asked showing his father a slim fit Sage Tweed suit. Mr. Pendlebury made …

Father Morelli’s First Visit to Genet’s Place

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli and Genet were at her place. After leaving St. Paul`s Within The Walls Church, he took her home. She invited him in to spend a while. They had been to see the Vivaldi's Four Seasons Meets Bach's Masterpieces concert after having dinner at Cotto Restaurant. The concert lasted …

Baptism, Circumcision, Vivaldi and…

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "You're all dressed up," Father Morelli said to Genet when he walked over to the pew where she was sitting. "Yes. This morning, my cousin's son was dedicated." "So, the child wasn't baptized?" "No. My church doesn't believe in infant baptism. We dedicate children just as Joseph and Mary dedicated …

What Might Have Been…

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com It was late Sunday afternoon. Father Morelli was in the sanctuary reading a prayer book. He had done two masses for the day and now he could spend the remainder of the day with family or friends or on his own. He could do with the R&R. It had been …

Baptisms & The Ruth Problem

Chioma was relaxing on the sofa. It had been a busy week and she was tired but she was looking forward to the weekend, especially tomorrow which was Saturday. Tomorrow, Dushan and she were going to the Adventist Church Adaeze and Aamin had been attending for a while because they were both going to be …

Ashamed

We have been seeing each other under the quiet. Holding hands when no one is around. Kissing in a dark corner so no one could see us. Avoid going to restaurants or places where we might run into his friends or heaven forbid, his family. I haven't been to his place since his mother showed …

Adornment

Who are you to judge another? - James 4:12 It was after the service and she had gone downstairs to use the washroom.  She was at the sink washing her hands when three women walked in.  As she looked at them through the mirror, the ready smile on her face faded when she saw the …

Claude’s Story

I'm sitting in the café which I frequently go to because I love their Latte when I can feel that someone is staring at me.  I turn my head and my eyes meet those of a very beautiful African American woman.  As we lock eyes for what seemed like eternity, I debate whether or not …

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