Hanima’s Story

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com How much longer can I take the abuse? He says he loves me but then, he gets into a rage for no reason and beats me. My body is hurting right now. I don't know how much more of this I can take. Is it my fault for marrying …

Facing Temptation

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it - 1 Corinthians 10:13, NKJV Temptation is something we all face. Even Jesus …

Laird Tells Martina About Antonia

"Poor Antonia," Martina said, shaking her head sadly. Laird had just told her about his adopted sister's breakdown which led to her stay in a psychiatric hospital. Laird stared at her. "You feel sorry for her?" he exclaimed. "Yes, I do. It must be painful watching the man you love fall in love with and …

Cate’s Condition

Gladys sat at her desk, looking out of the window. She wasn't looking at anything in particular. Her mind was elsewhere. She was thinking about last night when Edward and she were together in her flat. He had stopped by in the evening and after they had dinner, they retired to the living-room. When they …

God’s Call to Love Others

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion Everyone to his brother.  Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, The alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart Against his brother’ - Zechariah 7:9-10, NKJV How we treat others is very important to God. He doesn't ask …

For Hire

Photo by Claire Fuller “May I help you?” he asked. “Yes.  I’d like a job.” “Here?” “Yes.” “Why?” “I’m good at fixing cars.” “Where are you from?” “Nigeria.” “Why did you leave there to come here?” “More opportunities here.  I’d like to work here.” “Look, only men work here.” “I’d be the first woman.” “I …

Ede Goes to Harvest

It was Saturday and Ede was at the Harvest Seventh-day Adventist church, hoping that she would get a chance to speak to Pastor Hank before she left. He was in the foyer, flanked by members of the congregation and visitors. She was happy to be there. It was on Wednesday night when she made up …

The Face-Off

Nita was on her way to Mayfaire shopping mall when she ran into Angie. Great, she thought to herself. So much for this being the perfect day. Her grip tightened on the handle of her handbag as she watched the young woman approach. "Hello, Angie," she greeted her when she reached her. Angie walked up …

When Overwhelmed, Seek God

I cried out to God with my voice—To God with my voice; And He gave ear to me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord - Psalm 77:1, 2 Sometimes God allows trials in our lives, but don't be discouraged. It's always for a good reason. It could be Him trying to …

Down, But Not Out

When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up—the flames will not consume you - Isaiah 43:1, 2, The Living Bible) Image by Larastock "A …

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