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 …

At the Pub With Boris

Tulia was waiting in the lobby for Boris when he got there. She smiled when she saw him. "Hi." "Hi." He held the door open for her and they stepped went outside into the crisp night air. The pub was a ten minute walk from where they lived. It was as lively as usual. They …

Ousted

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot She couldn’t believe it.  She had taken Chelsey for her regular check-up and when she came back, the high-chair and all of their things were on the sidewalk in front of the building where she lived.  Horrified, she darted inside and straight to the rental office where the landlady coldly …

Dalia’s Story

I’m a Kenyan student living in Beijing.  I was one of the many Kenyan students awarded Chinese Government Scholarship to study in China.  It was at the university where I met Taio, the Chinese guy I would fall for and have an illicit relationship with.  It was illicit because of our cultural and socio-economic differences.  …

Dalil Helps

Dalil had just finished making dinner plans with Nasira when his secretary, Lesedi walked into his office.  “I have a big favor to ask you,” she said. “What is it?” he asked, frowning. “My niece is out of a job and a place to live.  She called me this morning and I told her that …

Safer

I huddled under the blanket two kind strangers brought for me along with a coffee and sandwiches.  I was very grateful to them.  They stayed and chatted with me for a while.  They asked me questions about myself and then talked about God.  I listened and before they left, they promised that they would return …

Homeless Beauty Contestant

On Friday night I read the touching and inspiring story of Miss Colorado USA Blair Griffith.  Blair and her mother were evicted from their home last November, just a month after she received her crown.   This was the latest of the misfortunes the 23 year old has had to deal with.  In an interview with TODAY’s Meredith Vieira, …

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