Ruth Has a Change of Heart

Gideon was in the kitchen when Ruth walked in. "Where's Chelsey?" she asked. "I think she's out riding." "Gideon, she mentioned that you've decided not to go to go on your trip to France." "That's right. She was extremely upset. I felt terrible disappointing her like that." "She said that it was because of me …

Disappointment & Confrontation

"I know you're very disappointed, Chelsey but I just don't feel comfortable going away and leaving your mother alone." "I know she's acting strange again but that's no reason for you to back out of our trip. You've been looking forward to it as much as I have." "Yes, I know and I'm sorry but …

A New Year Without Dushan

Ruth was waiting in the restaurant for Mrs. Horton. It was New Year's Eve day and they were meeting there for lunch. When Mrs. Horton invited her, Ruth was tempted to decline because she was in no mood for socializing but Mrs. Horton was so persuasive and not wanting to offend her, she reluctantly accepted. …

Regret

1 Samuel 15 Regret. It isn't a pleasant thing at all, is it? We all have regret at some point in our lives. It plagues us. It makes us angry, sad, depressed, etc. Would it surprise you to know the we're not the only one show have regretted something we've done? God had regrets too. …

Lonely, But Not Alone

I’m stuck here in my home, self-isolated from my family because I had just come back from abroad.  It’s lonely but the continuity of God’s love and presence are what prevent me from becoming depressed. 35 Words

Zala’s Story

I'm a Ethiopian Jewish woman living in Israel but life here is terrible for people like me.  We are not welcomed in the Jewish community because of our skin color and we are accused of being "fake Jews".  My husband is a white Israeli Jew.  We met when he came to Gondar, a northern town …

Reality/Blade #writephoto

The sword gripped in his hand was all that stood between his beloved Gwendolyn and him.  He drew it from its sheath and raised it.  In a few seconds, they would be reunited. Suddenly a swarm of men in white surrounded him.  One grabbed the sword from out of his hand while the others restrained …

Angry With God

Don't you just love it when your child decides to have a temper tantrum when you're in the supermarket, a restaurant or anywhere in public?  Some of us feel embarrassed and mortified, especially when we get those "why can't she control her child?" looks.  We try to deal with the situation as best as we …

Much to Celebrate

"Happy anniversary, my Darling," he said as he handed her the beautiful bouquet of flowers.  "Forty years ago, you turned my life upside down when you moved into my neighborhood.  And it took a few years before I plucked up the courage to ask you out on a date.  Thank you for not saying no …

Women and Mental Health

May 1-7 has been Mental Health awareness week. One in three Americans struggles with mental illness but the rate is much higher in women.  Research shows that women are 40% more likely to develop depression than men.  It is not clear why mental illness is more common among women but doctors have come up with a number …

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