Beauty For Ashes

to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praiseinstead of a spirit of despair - Isaiah 6:2, 3, NIV Free Images Photo When I read this scripture verse, I think of this …

Not A Chance Meeting

Weeks had passed since he went to that quiet, peaceful place where he met her. Why hadn't he gone there? Why had he stayed away even though he wanted to be there? Why was he avoiding her? What was he afraid of? Of feeling again? Of living again? Of moving on? Why should he be …

Antonia’s Dream

It was a dream but it had felt so real. She closed her eyes as she recalled every single detail. It was on a late afternoon and she was in her bedroom, lying on top of the bed, crying because of the fight she had with Laird at his flat. There was a knock on …

Dad’s Ultimatum

Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields “Where are you, Dad?” “I’m here at McGuire’s Irish Pub with my buddies.  “Is that Cam I hear bawling?” “Yes. I can’t get him to stop.” “Why is he crying?” “I told him he can’t see Matt.” “Why not?” “As long as Matt’s seeing Melania, he can’t see Cam.” “Gina, you …

Breaking Up With Mandy

I was on my way to see Mandy. I wasn't looking forward to the reason why I called and asked her to meet me but it was something I had to do. I had been putting it off for weeks now. I couldn't continue to be in a relationship with her when I wanted to …

Nadya’s Story

My name is Nadya and I'm engaged to Darrell, my boyfriend of five years who finally proposed to me. He and I first met when I got my purse snatched and I went to the Pudding Police station to report it. He was on duty and I told him what happened. I was walking through …

The Lord Will Answer

The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayer (Psalm 6:9) Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay During the tough times when it seems that no end is in sight, plead with the Lord to show you mercy.  Know that He will answer you because of His great compassion.  It hurts Him …

Tears in His Bottle

You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book? (Psalm 56:8) God keeps an eye on you. He knows everything that is going on in your life. He watches over you with great love, care and compassion. He is aware of your weary steps and your sorrows. He knows about everything …

No More Sadness

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away - Revelation 21:4 She was in the shower when it happened.  The pain was deep and the tears flowed like the water …

Cause of Death

He will swallow up death for all time, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces - Isaiah 25:8 Less than a  month after our son died, we found out that the cause of death was a "sudden acute severe Asthma attack."  The attack was so sudden that nothing could have prevented …

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