Cancelled Plans, The Ring & The Tattoo

With a very heavy heart, Chioma called Dushan. He immediately answered. "Hi, Dushan." "Hi, Chioma. I was just about to get dressed." "Dushan, I'm so sorry but I won't be able to see you tonight. Something has come up." "Oh." He was in his bedroom about to put on his shirt. Now, he sank down …

Shepherd’s Pie, Winter Olympics & The Next Door Neighbor

Thorsten Middleton thankfully let himself through the front door of which was once his family home and after removing his boots, he headed straight to the kitchen where he knew he would find his mother. She was just taking a tray of biscuits from the oven. After setting the tray down on the counter, she …

Serpents, Accusations & Salvation

They were hanging out in front of the hotel where they were staying after returning from sightseeing and having lunch when Dushan asked her, "Do you have anything against Jews?" Surprised by his question, she replied, "No. Why would I?" "You're a Christian, right?" "Yes." "I've heard of some Christians who have a problem with …

Roman Emperors & Dinner with Daxon

Daxon was in his office reading a book when Alexia stopped by. She cleared her throat and he glanced up. "I'm heading off now," she told him. She tried not to notice the blue shirt as it stretched across his broad chest. He was a gorgeous man and there was no denying that she was …

Parveen’s Story

Photo by Darina Belonogova on Pexels.com My name is Parveen.  I'm a young Christian woman living in India. Last week Sunday while other believers and I were worshipping in our church, a mob of people barged in and began shouting Hindu slogans. I wasn't afraid but very angry that they dared to come into a …

No Longer Amish

I screamed but no one heard me. They couldn't. My screams were silent--inside. I screamed because my husband dragged me across the floor over to the bed where he raped me. He had raped me before. The first time he did, I got pregnant but miscarried. When I told my parents about the first rape, …

Athens and Areopagus Hill

My wife, Althea and I decided that we would move to Athens because we love the city. We've visited it many times and we decided that we would leave England this year. As EU citizens, it is relatively easy for us to move there. We arrived a week ago to find a place to live. …

Absalom’s Monument

Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up a pillar for himself, which is in the King's Valley. For he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name. And to this day it is called Absalom's Monument - 2 Samuel 18:18 Tomb of Absalom - Photo by Ricardo Tulio Gandelman …

No Strange Things

“Burn their idols and do not touch the silver or gold they are made of. Do not take it or it will be a snare to you, for it is horrible to the Lord your God.  Do not bring an idol into your home and worship it, for then your doom is sealed. Utterly detest …

Why Called Easter?

It was Easter Sunday evening and Father Desjardins was having dinner with Ede and her grandmother. They had attended Mass in the morning and had invited him to have lunch with them but he had already accepted another family's invitation so they invited him to have dinner instead which he readily accepted. It gave Ede …

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