How to Pray

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.  But you, when you pray, go into your room, and …

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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 …

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Layne Tells All

Layne was waiting for Olivia inside the lobby of his office building. He had called her last night after Sable left his flat. "Are you free tomorrow evening?" he asked. "Yes. Why?" "Remember you said to call you if I needed a friend?" "Yes and I meant it." "Can you meet me tomorrow evening at …

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Neval Anthony Dormer

He was of mixed ethnicity. His father, Franklin Dormer was a wealthy Englishman and his mother, Sumitra was an Indian moor. They met when Sumitra and her widowed mother left their home in Mumbai to work on a tea plantation. The tea plantation was owned by Dormer. He lived there with his wife, Alexandra. They …

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Losing a Child & Finding Love

Michaela was a student of Tamal Laghari's. She was a very bright girl who had many friends. When she died from an acute asthma attack, he was devastated. He went to the funeral where he met her mother. She was an attractive woman and a widow in her late thirties. Her husband died when Michaela …

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Ruth Has a Change of Heart

Gideon was in the kitchen when Ruth walked in. "Where's Chelsey?" she asked. "I think she's out riding." "Gideon, she mentioned that you've decided not to go to go on your trip to France." "That's right. She was extremely upset. I felt terrible disappointing her like that." "She said that it was because of me …

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Mrs. Lopez Visits Angie

Angie was lying on the sofa when the doorbell rang. She quickly got up, ran into the room and stuffed the pillow under her blouse. Then, she walked slowly to the door. She peered through the keyhole. It was her mother. "Hello, Mama," she greeted her when she opened the door. Mrs. Lopez stepped into …

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The Wedding, a Family Barbecue and…Rehema

So, it's Saturday afternoon and we had arrived half-hour to the wedding which was to begin at 4pm. It was to be held at an impressive Georgian mansion nestled in enchanting 18th-century gardens. I stood there, feeling as if I were on the set of a period drama and I half expected to see the wedding …

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A Teacher’s Confession

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "Good Morning, father." "Good Morning." She quickly made the sign of the cross before saying, "Bless me father, for I have sinned. It has been five months since my last confession. These are my sins.” Father Culpepper listened as she confessed her sins briefly and clearly. "Father, I'm truly sorry …

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Layne Has Dinner at the Mansion

"Layne, I'm so happy that you decided to have dinner tonight with your father and me. We've missed you." "I didn't want to turn Dad down again." "I'm relieved that you came alone." "Olivia had to be in London, that's why she didn't come with me this evening." "Your father will be disappointed because he …

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