Monifa’s Whereabouts

It was one of those misty mornings in the summer. It reminded him of the times Monifa and he went for walks. He remembered that it was on the morning of Holy Thursday when he had told her about the hot cross buns his mother used to make every year for Good Friday because it …

It Happens in Threes

It was a couple of weeks after Sister Augustin's unfortunate death. Father Kiesler was on his way to the sanctuary to give the midday mass when he ran into Monifa in the corridor. The girl looked downcast. "Are you all right?" he asked her. "Yes, I'm fine. It's just..." "What is it, Liebling?" He added …

Tobias and Puah Celebrate

It was Puah's nineteenth birthday and they were celebrating it at the same Lebanese restaurant where they had their first dinner together. They have been dating since Tobias broke up with Yasma which was the day after Puah and he made love for the first time. That morning, he had shown up at her apartment …

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“The bible and the church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women's emancipation.” It was this quote by Elizabeth Cady Stanton which prompted me to write this post about her.  She came from a Presbytarian background.  It began early in her life when she attended Troy Female Seminary. Charles Grandison Finney, one of …

The Forbidden Fruit

"This apple is so delicious," Avril exclaimed. "It's sweet and tart at the same time. Now, I know why Eve couldn't resist eating one." "Why do you assume that it was an apple she ate?" Donny asked. "Why couldn't it have been a plum or a mango or some other fruit?" "I don't know. In …

Imaginary? Illusions?

"I read a story recently about a man who when caught claimed that the devil made him do it. Instead of admitting that he was guilty and taking responsibility for his crime, he blames it on an imaginary, fictional character." "The devil isn't an imaginary, fictional character. He's real." "Says who?" "Says the Bible." "Men …

Abide in His Love

"If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love" - John 15:10 NKJV Image by Rondell Melling from Pixabay Jesus said that if we love Him we will keep His commandments.  Like the Father, love and obedience are synonymous to Jesus.  …

The Christian Walk

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand' - Isaiah 41:10 For most of us, our Christian walk is inchoate made up of baby steps as we shed the habits …

Victory Through Jesus

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ - 1 Corinthians 15:57 This Easter, I find myself reflecting on the victory we have through Jesus which He made possible when He died on the cross, taking away our sins and reconciling us to the Father.  Through His death, …

The Good Soil

As she planted the bean seeds in the rich soil, she thought of the parable Jesus told about the sower. The sower was sowing seed which was the Word of God.  The seed fell among different types of places/soil. Which type of soil was she?  Was she the rocky soil which represented those who hear the …

%d bloggers like this: