Life Changes

She stared at the doctor. "I'm pregnant?" "Yes." She had suspected after she had missed her period and experienced symptoms such as headache, fatigue and breast tenderness. She had taken a pregnancy test which showed a positive result but she wanted to be absolutely sure so she made an appointment with her doctor who gave …

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After the Ballet

After the ballet, Patrizio took Camilla home. As they stood in the foyer facing each other, she looked at him. She could tell that something was troubling him. She had sensed it all evening. "What's the matter, Darling?" she asked him now. "Nothing," he said. "I'm just a bit tired. Today was a very busy …

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Judging Jasmine

Jasmine rolled her eyes.  “Really, Mom?  You’re playing that video again.  This is the third time.  How many times are we going to have to listen to the sounds of the alphabet?” “It’s the same video you used to love when you were Bobby’s age.  You couldn’t get enough of it.” “I find that very …

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From Enemy to Friend

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good - Romans 12:20, 21 I'm looking at a photo of Jenn which was taken last summer.  …

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Two Praying Women

“I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” - Luke 18:14 She walked into the sanctuary and straight to the front pew where she stood facing the altar.  With her head …

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What is Lacking

The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?” - Matthew 19:20 All week I got this nagging sense that God was trying to tell me something.  I have been racking my brains trying to figure out what it is.  Finally, I decided to …

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It Hurts

She sat there, huddled in a corner of her room, hugging her Teddy, tears rolling down her cheeks.  It was no use covering her ears.  She could still hear the blows and her mother’s screams.  Why did Daddy have to drink?  Whenever he did, he hurt Mommy.  Why didn’t someone stop Daddy from hurting Mommy?  …

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Janco’s Story (Part Two)

Five years have passed since I took Nasha to the shelter for street children.  A lot has happened within that time.  I'm still handing out tracts but now I'm a Youth leader in my church.  My Mother is back home and she hasn't touch a drink since she checked into the Drug and Alcohol Rehab …

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The Raven

The raven, sleek and black, has always been depicted as a bird of ill omen, death and evil.  Yet, we see a different picture of this bird in the Bible.  God used ravens to feed his prophet, Elijah during the famine in Israel.  He sent Elijah to Kerith brook, east of the Jordan, instructing him, …

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Intoxicated

It was spring and I was at a party.  I was bored out of my mind and then, she walked in, a vision of incomparable beauty.   Our eyes met across the room and then she was making her way over to me. In a soft, lilted voice, she introduced herself.  "Nora."  Her lips parted …

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