Absalom’s Monument

Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up a pillar for himself, which is in the King's Valley. For he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name. And to this day it is called Absalom's Monument - 2 Samuel 18:18 Tomb of Absalom - Photo by Ricardo Tulio Gandelman …

In Love With Shiloh

He had fallen in love with Shiloh. The realization hit him like a ton of bricks. From the very beginning, he was aware that he was developing feelings for her but they deepened as they began to spend more and more time together and here he was now. He leaned against the wooden structure and …

Communication

Do you find it difficult to talk things out with your husband when you have issues? Do you keep things to yourself and hope that they get better? What happens when you have an argument or disagreement? Do you blow up at him or give him the silent treatment? James 1:19 offers this advice: “So …

A Shameful Secret

And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity - Leviticus 20:17 Looking at us, no one …

Audra’s Love Life

"Why don't you date black men?" Yolanda demanded. "Every time I try to set you up with one, you're not interested." "I'm not attracted to black men, Yolanda." "Why not? There are so many fine looking black single men out there." "I can't help that I'm not attracted to them." "What kind of men are …

Letting Love Go

We met on the beach. As I walked toward Claudius, my heart was like a heavy weight in my chest. The day was overcast reflecting how I felt inside. He told me last night that his wife needed him. She had suffered a stroke and needed looking after. As a doctor, he could care for …

Moving On

She was relaxing on the sofa, watching Diamond Girl, a Harlequin Romance movie on YouTube when the phone rang. After pausing the movie, she got up and answered the phone. It was Deborah. "Hi, Deb." "What are you doing?" "Nothing, really. Just relaxing." "I thought I would ring you up and tell you that the …

Clive Gets a Visitor

"What you doing here?" Clive asked Margaret. It unnerved him that she was right outside of the Four Seasons Hotel where he was staying. He had just returned from visiting his Aunt Caroline who was out on bail and staying with his older brother Robert and his wife while awaiting her trial. "I wanted to …

Overcoming Fear

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind - 2 Timothy 1:7 I used to think that as a Christian woman, fear isn't something I should ever feel so whenever I experienced it, I felt guilty and chided myself, saying, "You shouldn't be feeling …

One Afternoon Break

The first time he saw her, it was on Monday.  She was walking down the street.  In her hand was a red school satchel.  She looked at him as she walked past.  He was sitting on the rail outside of the building where he worked.  It was during his afternoon break which he usually took …

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