Home With the Family

The war was over.  General Turpentine stood outside the door of his house.  Inside were his wife and their children.  Beneath his feet was soft fresh snow.  It was still falling.  The street and the houses covered with the white stuff made for a pretty postcard.  The silence was welcoming.  No more sounds of war.  …

Finding Your Magic

"Are you going to be all right, Sheila?" She nodded, trying to look and act brave when her heart was in pieces. "You're an incredible woman and we have enjoyed a wonderful relationship with each other but you want something which I can't give you--marriage." "Maybe I'm rushing you," she said. "We can wait if …

War

"I heard you just wrote a book." "Yes. Two Hands are All I've Got." "What do you know about fighting in war, Mister, seeing that you hid behind your religion when the time came for you to defend your country?" "I know more about war than you think, young man." "I doubt that. Have you …

Controlled

Copyright Ronda Del Boccio “This was a mistake.  I thought I could do it.  Please, let’s go back down.” She was petrified. “You must be brave and face your fear of flying.  You can’t let it continue to control you.” “Please, I want to go down.” His expression changed.  “If that’s what you really want.” …

The Unlikely Spy

There were other reasons, too. Seventy-five percent of Jews survived in France. And so many non-Jews risked their lives to save ours. Wasn't that our duty to defend our country too? It was our duty, absolutely - Marthe Cohn Born a French Jew in Metz, France on 13 April 1920, Marthe Hoffnung never once imagined …

A Simple Peasant Girl/Honour #writephoto

Far hath I come to be at thy side, my heart my sole and trusted guide To place upon thy breast this red rose, plucked this morn, a token of my love Beside the note that praises thee for thy services to king, country and God above. I stand here, gazing upon thy countenance, me …

The Visit

She stood at the window watching the snow fall in thick white sheets on the streets below.  It had been like this all morning.   What was it going to end?   All night she had looked forward to seeing Rupert.  When they had last seen each other which was a fortnight ago, he had …

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave who became a leading abolitionist.  She led hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Notes to Women salute this brave woman who suffered hardship and physical violence. When she crossed into the free state of Pennsylvania, she was overwhelmed with relief and awe.  Of this experience, she …

Hansini’s Cross

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven - Matthew 10:32 I was moved when I read the story of Hansini, a young woman who made the decision to follow Christ, no matter what the cost.  She faced persecution from her family and the entire …

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