Rejoice In Trials?

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,  that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,  whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet …

God’s Good News!

When you have good news, whom do you share it with? Family, friends, co-workers and, in some cases, church members? Who were told about the soon birth of the Messiah? The people of Nazareth, the city Joseph and Mary were from? No. As far as their community was concerned Joseph was the father. The religious …

Unexpected Blessing

Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6) It was at the hour of prayer that Peter and John went to the temple. There a lame man was at the gate …

No Strange Things

“Burn their idols and do not touch the silver or gold they are made of. Do not take it or it will be a snare to you, for it is horrible to the Lord your God.  Do not bring an idol into your home and worship it, for then your doom is sealed. Utterly detest …

Father Desjardins

Father Étienne Desjardins left the home of Mrs. Amadou, one of his parishioners and stepped into her garden. He had just spent over an hour with her, reading the Bible and praying the Rosary. She was one of the shut-ins. Arthritis in her knees made it difficult for her to get around as she used …

The Unknown God

“Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious;  for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:  TO THE UNKNOWN GOD..." - Acts 17:22, 23 One of my favorite sermons of the apostle Paul's was the one he …

Gifts From the East

“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him" - Matthew 2:2 Wise Men from the East traveled all the way to Jerusalem to see the King of the Jews.  They didn't know where exactly to find Him.  …

In A Jam/Beneath #writephoto

  Where was the brooch?  She hadn't seen it since...her face turned pale when it hit her that she hadn't seen it since the night she was at the cottage with...Ron.  She got up from the desk and began to pace the room, trying to figure out what to do.  She couldn't go back there …

Not His Type

She stood at the window watching Byron Ellsworth walking on the grounds with Eliza Forrester.  They stopped under the window and talked.  He said something and Eliza threw back her head, her chestnut hair bouncing about her shoulders and laughed.  It was then that she looked up and saw Kiara.  She stopped laughing and said …

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