Caught in a Lie

Free Bible Images A married couple named Ananias and Sapphira sold their land. Ananias kept back part of the proceeds and his wife was aware of this. He brought a portion of the money and laid it at the apostles' feet but Peter said to him, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie …

Love Compels Us

Because we understand our fearful responsibility to the Lord, we work hard to persuade others. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too.  Are we commending ourselves to you again? No, we are giving you a reason to be proud of us, so you can answer those who brag about having a spectacular …

Shaniqua’s Story

I used to be a prostitute.  And then, one night, I met a Catholic priest who changed my life forever. Father Ramirez didn't preach at me like most religious people do.  Instead, he asked me about myself and what got me into prostitution.  He sat and listened as I shared my story and not once …

Remembered Today

When John Mason Neale founded the Sisterhood of St. Margaret to care for the sick, he was met with opposition from church members.  They attempted to thwart his efforts to alleviate the misery of the poor, many of whom died unattended.  He was accused of returning to Roman Catholicism because of the nuns. They threatened …

Why Good Friday?

Father Desjardins was saying a prayer and as he kissed the rosary, he opened his eyes because he sensed that he wasn't alone. Ede was standing there, watching him. He put the rosary in the pocket of his Cossack and then beckoned her to approach him. "I'm sorry, Father Desjardins," she apologized. "I didn't mean …

Tulia’s Invitation

"Thanks for lunch, Boris," Tulia said when they were standing outside of the restaurant. Lunch with her had been very pleasant and it had helped him to forget about Cate for a while. "You're welcome," he said quietly. "Am I forgiven?" "Of course." "I returned the engagement ring this morning, you know." "Oh. That must …

The Blessed Assurance

And now, dear brothers, I want you to know what happens to a Christian when he dies so that when it happens, you will not be full of sorrow, as those are who have no hope.  For since we believe that Jesus died and then came back to life again, we can also believe that when …

I Love Him

"You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the LORD" - Leviticus 19:28, NKJV I never thought of getting a tattoo until I met and fell in love with Roger.  We met at a book fair four years ago.  We were book lovers …

Matt’s Story

A couple of years ago, my world as I knew it was turned upside down.  I was 17 and at my cousin, Rose's wedding.  At the reception, a relative who had way too much to drink, put his arm around me and said, "I don't know about the rest of the family but I'm sure …

Folani’s Story

My name is Folani.  At the age of 16, I was forced to marry the man who raped me so that I wouldn't bring shame on my family.  He wanted to marry me but after I rejected him, he raped me.  I told my my mother what he had done to me and she insisted …

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