Why I Left China

It has been five years since my father died.  My mother had passed away ten years ago. My father who was a kind and hardworking man, raised my younger sister, Ju and me. Life was hard for us, especially since we were Christians. My father was the reason why I left China for good.  It …

Redeemed

And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” - Mark 15:34 When Jesus was on the cross, He was mocked.  Those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who …

Finding Her Own Way /Decisions #writephoto

Ma was dead and gone.  There was no reason for Louisa to stay now.  She stooped down and laid the wildflowers she had picked at the foot of the cross which marked Ma's grave.  Tears ran down her cheeks.  She was going to miss Ma.  After Da died, it was just the two of them, …

The Ruin of Sarah Ann Johnston

Every time Grandma and I walked past the abandoned house with the gigantic grass shaped cross, she would tell the sad story of Sarah Ann Johnston.  I indulged her.  She was getting up there and forgot that she had told me the story many times before.  I just listened as she talked about the downfall …

Christ’s Suffering

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man - Hebrews 2:9 Today is a very emotional day for me.  The waterworks began this morning soon after I …

Worth Fighting For

If love is great, then it is worth fighting for - Cassandra Clare As we walked down the cobbled streets of Rome, holding hands, no one looking at our smiling faces had an inkling of what we have been through to be together.   We felt like Romeo and Juliet although our families' conflict had to …

Dealing With Our Enemies

The angry voices in the crowd rose to a crescendo, "Crucify Him!" drowning out Pilate's protest.  They wanted Him dead.  They had delivered Him up and denied Him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go (Acts 3:13).  Yet, this was all in fulfillment of God's plan of salvation.  The innocent was put …

Going Back

She stood across the road Making sure no one saw Her.  They didn’t seem To notice her.  They were Greeting one another as They climbed the stairs And went through the Open doors.   It was a beautiful day Sunny and comfortable She was wearing a new outfit.  The one she bought A week ago.  …

Riches

She was rich and successful She had everything she Wanted and more… Life was exciting Full of events, parties, charities Money was never an issue She could buy whatever she wanted fly off to any part of the world. She had been in and out of Relationships. This new one seemed promising He was as …

Love’s Ultimate Sacrifice

Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; He has put him to grief.     If he made himself as an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days,     and the good pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand - Isaiah 53:10 Whenever I watch the scenes of Jesus …

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