God’s Anger at Sin

Image by Freepik "But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them.  For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can …

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Don’t Get Involved

Photo by August de Richelieu on Pexels.com "Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.  Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those …

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Chelsey’s Visit

He was looking out the window when he saw a taxi pull up. The door opened and Chelsey got out. She looked up and saw him. After waving, she turned and closed the door and the taxi drove off. She walked towards the entrance. It had been ages since he last saw her. Although he …

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The Wisdom of the Cross

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God" (1 Corinthians 1:18, NKJV) When Jesus told His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the …

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The Gentleman Rogue

My name’s Rune.  It’s a Scandinavian name which means “secret”.  Women find it intriguing because they associate it with folklore and mystery.  They are drawn to me like flies to honey.  I take advantage of their infatuations and frivolous attentions.  They are foolish, lonely and gullible women who lap up my declarations of love.  Some …

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The Engagement

"What are you doing here?" he asked. "I came to congratulate you." "Congratulate me?" "Yes.  I heard about your engagement to Camilla Beechworth." "How did you find out?" "Someone told me." "Who?" "What does it matter?" "I don't suppose it does." "How could you be so cold?" "Cold?" "Yes! Cold and indifferent." "I'm neither cold …

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The City of Ai

City of Ai gate socketstone discovered in 2013 dig - Image by Associates for Biblical Research Julia Waverley gazed in wonder at the ruins around her while her husband, Michael videotaped them. This year, they had opted not to travel to Europe as they were wont to do every summer but decided to visit the biblical …

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Wishful Thinking

Photo by Na’ama Yehuda After reading the novel, Rebecca, I’ve always imagined meeting a handsome widower like Maxim de Winter who would sweep me off my feet.  Then, I’d chide myself for having such foolish thoughts.  I gaze across the river at the Statue of Liberty.  I was 9 when my family and I came to …

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Celebration and Commitment

Boris was out taking a walk. It was early evening. He had stopped by Tulia's apartment to see if she wanted to join him but she wasn't there. Too bad. It would have been nice. He thoroughly enjoyed her company. They had been seeing each other regularly for several months now. As he walked in …

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Reception or Rejection?

PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays She walked up to the gate, box in hand.  She pushed the buzzer and waited.  Would he come outside and tell her to go away or invite her inside?  Her husband warned her that he’d have her arrested but she insisted that he’d never do that.  “Why would he …

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