Fire with Fire

Samson burning the fields of the Philistines After the Philistines threatened to burn her and her father’s house with fire, Samson’s wife explained Samson’s riddle to them.  His anger aroused, Samson left her.   Then, he visited her with a young goat but her father had given her to his companion.  Samson told them, “This time …

A Suitable Helper

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him - Genesis 2:18 A wife is meant to be her husband's companion, helper, not his subordinate. God created Eve from Adam's rib which is in his side. This means that she was side by side with him, not ahead or …

Books, The Theatre, Prison & Dinner

"Where's Mom?" Chelsey asked Gideon. "She's not going to be joining us." "How come?" "She isn't feeling well." "Oh." She couldn't help wondering if her mother really wasn't feeling well or if she just didn't want to go to the matinee show for Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre. Afterwards, they were going to have …

Really Personal Questions

"Thanks for sending me the samples of the web banner. The two fonts you chose are more like it. I'll let you know which one you should go with by the end of the day." "Thanks." "Was there something else?" she asked when he remained standing there. "As a matter of fact there is." He …

The Second Time

Tadeas was on the tennis court. He was waiting for his friend, William. Since they were teenagers, they enjoyed playing tennis with each other. They met once a month to play there at Hackney Downs. Afterwards, they usually went to Brunswick East Bakehouse. At exactly 9am, William was approaching him, a big grin on his …

In Hot Water

The maid pointed.  “That was where they were sitting when it hit.” “They?” “Yes, the lady and her companion.” “Her companion?  She wasn’t alone?” “No, Sir.” “Who was her companion?” “Mr. Martindale, another hotel guest.” “Were they together often?” “Yes, Sir.  They were always together.” “Thank you.” “You’re welcome, Sir.  Will that be all?” “Yes.  …

Hard Times

He had no use for people.  As far as he was concerned they were worthless beings.  They were greedy, selfish, heartless, devious, dishonest and treacherous.  They were backbiters and haters.   He once had lots of friends.  That was when he was rolling in money.  Foolishly, he was extravagant with his wealth and his favors.  Whenever …

All of Me

He had set the lofty goal of becoming one of the top five wealthiest men in the world and reached it at the age of thirty-five.  He bought a castle that once belonged to a Lord.  He had a large staff which took care of everything.  He had his privacy.  He had his own beach …

Cyclone Randy

I'm sitting here in a restaurant on the coast, hungry but still not sure of what to order.  I was alone.  It's not often that I have dinner alone but this time was different.  After dating on and off, I decided to end my relationship with Derek.  Emotions weren't involved in my decision.  I exercised …

Kadisha Gets Noticed

“Take a look at that gorgeous guy who just walked in,” Rita said to her friend, Kadisha as they sat  at a corner table having dinner.  It was a Friday night and they had decided that they would treat themselves to a nice dinner before heading home.  They were at a Middle Eastern restaurant which …

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