The Virtuous One

“If God has called you to China or any other place and you are sure in your own heart, let nothing deter you. Remember, it is God who has called you and it is the same as when He called Moses or Samuel” - Gladys Aylward Gladys Aylward was born in Edmonton, North London. She …

Eye of the Beholder

I know a lot of women, even some of my friends still wonder how Artun could be in love with me. I'm not beautiful and I don't have nice skin. Right now I have little bumps on my face. And I'm not slim like my sister, Thea. I have the apple shaped body which means …

The Idolatrous King

Beguiled by her beauty, King Ahab of Israel married Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians.  She turned him away from worshipping and serving the God of his fathers to worshipping and serving her god, Baal.  King Ahab is remembered as a cruel and idolatrous king whose life ended ingloriously. 51 Words This was written …

Not Captivating

"Before we study today, I just want to say that I read the book, Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge which you both recommended and it was a complete waste of my time." Carole and Susan stared at her.  "Why was it a waste of time?" Susan asked, peering over her glasses. "I have a …

Women Astronomers

This painting of a young woman looking through a telescope is by Pietro Rotari, an Italian painter of the Baroque period.  He was born in Verona.  His career took him from place and he died in 1762 at the age of 55 in St Petersburg where he had traveled to paint for the Russian court. …

Everything Has Beauty

"What do you see in her, man?" Brad asked his friend, Sebastian "Granted, she had a great body but her face... Sebastian glanced at him.  "What's wrong with her face?" Brad stared at him.  "Are you kidding me?  I'm sorry, man, but she's ugly." Color suffused Sebastian's cheeks and his eyes darkened in anger.  "That's …

Intoxicated

It was spring and I was at a party.  I was bored out of my mind and then, she walked in, a vision of incomparable beauty.   Our eyes met across the room and then she was making her way over to me. In a soft, lilted voice, she introduced herself.  "Nora."  Her lips parted …

Anna/Rift #writephoto

"Mama, I'm going for a walk." "But, my Dear, Mr. Foster shall be calling on you at precisely three o' clock." Anna stared at her mother.  "Oh, I forgot that he was coming." "You would do well not to slight a man of Mr. Foster's constitution.  I'm sure you're not impervious to his singular affection …

Jesse/Imagination #writephoto

Every time I walk past the mural on the street where I used to live, I stop and stare at it.  Memories of my friend, Jesse flood my mind.  He was a phenomenal artist.  I honestly think he was born to be one.  It was his passion.  It was what made him a beacon of …

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