Persecution

Image by Adobe Stock "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" - Matthew 5:10, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION 123RF Photo "In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted" - 2 TIMOTHY 3:12, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION iStock Image "God will …

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Antonia’s Back Home

Antonia was out of the hospital and back at the mansion with Mr. Pendlebury. She seemed to be fine and he was relieved about that but he still feared that she might have a relapse. He still hadn't told Laird or Martina that Antonia had a mental breakdown and had been admitted to a hospital …

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Monifa’s Ordeal is Over

Monifa sat there, her mind still reeling from her horrific ordeal. They had kept her overnight at the hospital for observation but that morning the Doctor had discharged her, saying that she was fine. She was waiting now in the parking lot of the parish for Mrs. Wisenthal. Even though she was no longer in …

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Father Kiesler’s Decision

After agonizing over what to do, he decided that it would be best to send Monifa away for her safety and once she was gone, he knew what he needed to do. In his hand, he had the letter in which he had written about everything, including his relationship with her, although he didn't mention …

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A Thorn in His Side

He had no doubt now that Sister Augustin was the one who told Father Schmidt about Monifa and him. Many times he could feel her eyes on him and when he turned to look at her, she quickly averted her gaze. And she avoided him. On one occasion during recess when he was talking to …

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Chelsey’s Cause

"I dumped Darren," Chelsey told her friend, Beth. "Why?" Beth asked, surprised. "I thought you were really into him." "I was until I found out that he's another one of those purple nurple nimcompoops." Beth's eyes widened. "He twisted your nipples until they turned purple? I've heard of people doing that. Sounds very painful." She …

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Chief Atohi

Chief Atohi was a Cherokee warrior. According to Cherokee custom, he married Mary's white mistress, Calista, whom he had captured during an Indian raid. Then, he bought Mary, a black slave to be his wife's domestic servant. Mary was just 14 years old. She was scared and had no idea of what it was like …

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Light in Darkness

The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple - Psalm 119:130 I don't like darkness. It's heavy, oppressive and downright scary. It makes you feel helpless, vulnerable and causes you to stumble because you can't see where you're going or what's in front of you. What gets rid of the darkness? …

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It Couldn’t Be…

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields She sat there, still, but her heart was pounding.  He stood behind the easel, his expression inscrutable.  She tried to relax but she was troubled.  He’d painted her sister and another woman and both had turned up dead.  Was he responsible or was someone else?  He didn’t look like a …

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God, Our Strength and Salvation

“Be our strength each day and our salvation in times of trouble” - Isaiah 33:2 God gives us the strength to get through each day especially if we are experiencing stress and difficulties at our workplace.  A friend of mine is going through a tough time right now where she works but she gets through …

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