Tanner’s Jacuzzi

Melania was sitting in Tanner's condo. "Why did you ask me to come here instead of meeting me in the lobby?" she asked him. "Are you afraid to be alone here with me?" "No. I was just wondering, that's all." "I didn't want to meet you in the lobby." "You have a very nice place." …

Huldah

She was a married prophetess who lived in Jerusalem, in the Second Quarter. It lay in an angle formed by the W wall of the Temple and the ancient N Wall of the city, and was later included within the wall built by Nehemiah (Bible Gateway). We don't know anything about her husband except that …

Against All Odds

Today marks the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This day is geared towards helping us to understand the challenges people with disabilities face and to support their dignity, rights and well-being in our communities, workplaces, institutions of learning, etc. This year's theme is: “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, …

Ellen G. White

The words of the Bible, and the Bible alone, should be heard from the pulpit - Ellen G. White, Brainy Quote Ellen G. White born Ellen Harmon was born and raised in a Christian home. Her father was a Methodist. When her family accepted William Miller teachings regarding the imminent return of the Lord, they …

Hank on the Beach

It was after six in the evening. Hank was relaxing on the beach enjoying the cool sea breeze and the sunshine. He wondered if he would hear from Ede. He hadn't been able to stop thinking about her since they met on Friday. As he walked past the store, he noticed her standing behind the …

Vidhya’s Story

As I watch my daughter playing in the back yard, I think of my sister, Indrani. Twenty years ago, we were forced into marriage when we were teenagers.  My husband was twice my age but years later, I was able to divorce him.  Indrani wasn’t so lucky.  She was murdered in an honor killing for …

Dinner With Reyesh

So, I'm having dinner with Rey tonight and am extremely excited about it. The day after his brother's wedding, he called and asked me on our second date. Initially, I didn't consider him inviting me to his brother's wedding as a date but after we kissed in the car and then outside of my flat, …

Child Marriage in Niger

Image by Plan Canada If you were the parent of a 15 year old girl, would you give your permission for her to marry? Most likely not. Yet in Niger, many girls under 18 are getting married with their parents’ permission. These girls face life of abuse and they are forced to give up their …

Thank You, Lord

I will thank You, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvellous things You have done.  I will be filled with joy because of You.  I will sing praises to Your name, O Most High (Psalm 9:1, 2) Everyday I thank the Lord for all He is doing in my life …

Zihan and Gaia

"We can't do this," he protested weakly. "What are we doing?" she asked. "We're just hanging out." He closed his eyes. He wanted to do more than hang out with her but... "It was a mistake for you to come here, Gaia." "Why was it a mistake?" Zihan dragged his fingers through his hair in …

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