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 …

New Year’s Eve Dinner with Joel and Kira

"Matt just called to say that he's on his way," Joel told Kira. Kira was placing flowers in vases in the living-room. "Gina called a while ago to say that she was her way." It was New Year's Eve and they had invited Matt and Gina for dinner. Cam was spending the weekend with Gina's …

God’s Good News!

When you have good news, whom do you share it with? Family, friends, co-workers and, in some cases, church members? Who were told about the soon birth of the Messiah? The people of Nazareth, the city Joseph and Mary were from? No. As far as their community was concerned Joseph was the father. The religious …

Besançon, Toulon and In Between

Chelsey stood still as Gideon filmed her, using his camcorder. They were in Toulon which was a port city on the Mediterranean coast of France. Yesterday, they had walked along the harbor and popped into the souvenir shops.  She was loving every moment that they were together in France. He was the perfect traveling companion--loads of …

Finally…

Image by Muhammad-taha Ibrahim Naomi sat there, beaming. Finally, after trying for a long time, Yasir and she were going to have a child. They had been married for ten years and had tried and tried to start a family but were unsuccessful. He wasn't the problem and she feared that she was barren like …

Teona and Vance

It was Friday afternoon and he was going home at a reasonable hour for the first time in weeks. He was looking forward to a quiet and relaxing weekend. He stepped out into the bright sunshine. The sun felt good on his face. Usually, it was dark when he left the office. Some times he …

Sightseeing, Nigerian Food & the Eucharist

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli left the loft. He was Saturday afternoon and he was going to meet Genet at Monte Mario. They would go for a walk in the park after admiring the views of Rome from the hill. Afterwards, they would visit Santa Croce a Monte Mario. He was looking forward …

The Red Heifer

“This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying: ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which a yoke has never come" - Numbers 19:2 Image by First Fruits of Zion Recently, five red heifers were delivered from Texas to Israel. There is quite some …

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 …

Mrs. Morelli Visits Her Son

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli was on his way down from the loft when Sister Caterina told him that his mother was there to see him. "My mother?" "Yes, Father Morelli. She's in the office." Did he detect a note of censure in her voice? But, why should she have such a sentiment …

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