Ruth’s Visitor

Ruth was in the garden having a cup of tea. It was a beautiful day. Summer was drawing to a close and soon the cold weather would be there. She wished the warm weather would last. She dreaded having to put on winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and boots. She hated the snow when it …

Back From Hollywood and the Breakup

"Are you busy?" "No, why?" "Have dinner with me. There's this great Mediterranean restaurant about half hour from here." "Stuart, are you sure that's a good idea?" "Why wouldn't it be?" "Natalia." "We broke up." She gawked at him. "What?" "She dumped me because she was convinced that I was cheating on her. It wasn't …

The New Secretary

Stuart Kinemann, the Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winning author of the non-fiction book, The Sugar Scandal was in desperate need of a secretary. His current one, Sophie was moving to Queensland with her husband, Robin who had gotten a teaching job there. He stood at the window, looking out at the flickering lights in …

Living Again

It has been five years since Pamela died. I try not to think too much about it or to blame myself, which sometimes, is easier said than done. The accident happened just after she left my flat. She was in a bad state. I should have gone after her. I should have either called a …

Janco’s Story (Part One)

I'm a Literature Evangelist and youth leader in my church.  I'm on fire for the Lord so I leave tracts on buses, trains, taxis, the waiting rooms of doctors, dentists, on sidewalks, streets--yes, I drop them as I walk.  Sometimes I would stand on the sidewalk and hand them out to people as they walk …

Colton’s Problem

Woe to those who rise early in the morning, that they may run after strong drink, who tarry late into the evening as wine inflames them! - Isaiah 5:11 "What are you doing here?" His breath reeked of alcohol.  He was on the floor, his hair disheveled, the empty glass lying beside him.   "Go away," …

Cleaning Up

Monica's heart sank when she saw the coffee table.  It was strewn with cigarette butts, crumpled up tissues and there was a half-empty bottle of whiskey.  Sarah was drinking and smoking again--two things she'd given up three years ago when she met and fell in love with Ryan.  Their breakup last month was really taking …

The Afternoon Tradition

As she drank her tea, she thought of her grandmother. Grams would have turned 90 today.  How she missed her. It was Grams who got her into the habit of drinking tea in the afternoons.  She thought of the times when she used to walk over to Grams' house after school and sit at the …

Clean and Living Water

Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation - Isaiah 12:3 It's that time of the year again when we raise awareness about clean water, something that is not accessible in some parts of the world.   It is hard to imagine living in a community where there is no clean water for drinking, cooking …

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