Defending Joe

  "Mommy, Mommy," Kevon cried, running to her.  Alarmed, Inez reached down and picked him up. "What's the matter, Baby?" she asked. "Grandma said that Daddy's in Hell because he killed a man." "Go and tell Auntie Hilda goodbye while I speak to Grandma."  She put him down and he ran off. Inez turned to …

Carmela’s Story

Carmela sat in the empty church which was so quiet you could hear a pin drop.  She was on her way home from the salon where she worked when she decided to stop in and pray for her brother, Guido who died five years ago from a heart attack.  She hoped and prayed that he …

Cause of Death

He will swallow up death for all time, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces - Isaiah 25:8 Less than a  month after our son died, we found out that the cause of death was a "sudden acute severe Asthma attack."  The attack was so sudden that nothing could have prevented …

I Still Enjoy Good Food but…

I was a gourmand.  Food was my obsession.  I gorged on it every chance I got.  Whenever I traveled, I preferred to pop into the different restaurants and enjoying the different cuisines than go sightseeing.  My friends and family stopped going abroad with me because I always wanted to stop somewhere to eat when they …

Rest, My Beloved/Shade #writephoto

There in the shade of the trees, my Beloved rests for death is but a deep and untroubled sleep and the grave a bed buried in the heart of the earth. Death is but a temporary separation for us.  We shall see each other again.   Until then, rest, my Beloved, rest until the day …

Finding Her Own Way /Decisions #writephoto

Ma was dead and gone.  There was no reason for Louisa to stay now.  She stooped down and laid the wildflowers she had picked at the foot of the cross which marked Ma's grave.  Tears ran down her cheeks.  She was going to miss Ma.  After Da died, it was just the two of them, …

A Time to Die

A time to be born, and a time to die - Ecclesiastes 3:2 Death is inevitable yet when it comes, it's a blow.  On Wednesday, I lost my father.  Although we were expecting him to pass away, it was still a shock.  We had hoped that he would hang on a little longer so that …

Orphans

"I wish we could stay here," Joey sighed.  He swung his feet as he leaned back on the bench. "We can't," his older brother, Mark told him.  "We have to be careful.  They must be missing us at the foster home.  We have to make sure no one recognizes us and takes us back." "I …

Victory Through Jesus

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ - 1 Corinthians 15:57 This Easter, I find myself reflecting on the victory we have through Jesus which He made possible when He died on the cross, taking away our sins and reconciling us to the Father.  Through His death, …

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