Finally…

Image by Muhammad-taha Ibrahim Naomi sat there, beaming. Finally, after trying for a long time, Yasir and she were going to have a child. They had been married for ten years and had tried and tried to start a family but were unsuccessful. He wasn't the problem and she feared that she was barren like …

Carla Visits Father Morelli

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli was in the loft reading the apostle Paul's letter to the Galatians. It was in preparation for his sermon on Sunday. He was going to address the question, Does one have to be circumcised in order to be a full Christian? Although circumcision wasn't practiced among Italy's Roman …

Almost Time

"It's almost time," Laird said to Martina. It was ten-thirty and they were sitting around the table in the kitchen after having cups of Rooibos tea. "Are you nervous? I know I am." She was in her 40th week of pregnancy. The estimated day of delivery was Friday but it could happen earlier or later. …

Chioma’s News

Dushan was anxious to find out how Chioma's visit to the doctor went. Her appointment was earlier that afternoon at 3:45. He wanted to go with her but he had meetings. It was a crazy day at the office. He couldn't wait for the day to be over so that he could go home and …

Aunt Margery On the Mend

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields "Aunt Margery, Martina and I are so relieved that you're all right. You've had a very nasty fall." "It's by the grace of God that I'm still alive." "How are you feeling now?" "A little sore." "Can you manage on your own?" "Yes." "Promise me, you'll call me if you …

Summer Jobs & the Krasnovas

"So, how's your headache?" Chelsey asked her mother. "It's gone," Ruth told her. "You've been having a lot of them lately. Don't you think you ought to go and see a doctor?" "No, I'm fine. So, how was Les Misérables?" "It was great. We were so engrossed in it that it didn't seem as long …

Thao Asks Linh for a Divorce

Linh made her way in the garden to where Thao was waiting for her. When he came home for work earlier that evening, he asked her to meet him in the garden after dinner. When she saw the expression on his face, she knew that it wasn't for a romantic rendezvous or anything of the …

Making Decisions & Future Plans

The test had come back negative. She wasn't pregnant. She had hoped she was because of her late period and the metallic taste in mouth which turned out to as a result of the over-the-counter multi-vitamins she was taking. Bitter disappointment had filled her when she saw the one horizontal line on the display of …

Katarina von Bora

She was Martin Luther's wife. After their wedding, she was also referred to as, "die Lutherin" ("the Lutheress"). Following her mother's death, when she was three, her father placed her in the cloister of Marienthron. She was there until she was 18. Soon, she began to feel like a prisoner and when Luther's Reformation preaching found …

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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