After the Storm

Father Kowalski and Sister Francesca were saying the morning prayers. "You look tired, Father," Sister Francesca remarked when they were finished. "Didn't you have a good night's rest?" He smiled. "How could I sleep with all that racket?" "Oh, you mean the rain?" "It was more like a storm. It kept me awake for a …

Cleansing

I remember growing up as a child, how much I dreaded getting something called Cascara which helps to clean you out.  It was bitter and disgusting but my sisters and I had to drink it.  But, it was for our good.  It cleaned out our insides.  It's the same with spiritual cleansing.  It's not something …

The Right Moment

Zahara sat in the library with text books and papers spread out on the table in front of her but she couldn't concentrate.  She was thinking about Kyle and what happened last night.  After making love, and as they lay there, spent, she said, "I love you."  The silence which followed that declaration made her …

Jesus’s Birth

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace - Isaiah 9:6 Jesus' birth didn't happen exactly as one would expect.  Matthew tells us how it came about.  Mary, Jesus' mother was a …

Changed

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. This was the prayer that changed Lisa's life. Before she prayed it one night in her room, she was a selfish person.  She went about her busy life, not having time for anyone. She went to church, yes, but she …

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