The Roman Ghetto

Dushan and Chioma were at Lungotevere de’ Cenci, 00186 Roma, the meeting point for the Ghetto and Jewish Museum walking tour. The tour was about three hours long. They had arranged it through the hotel. Initially, they had planned to explore the Ghetto on their own but Alfredo, the attendant at the concierge suggested the …

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Mrs. Morelli Visits Her Son

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli was on his way down from the loft when Sister Caterina told him that his mother was there to see him. "My mother?" "Yes, Father Morelli. She's in the office." Did he detect a note of censure in her voice? But, why should she have such a sentiment …

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Voltaire, Recreation & Horse Riding Lessons

Thaddaus was relaxing on the patio reading the newspaper and having a cup of coffee. He had spent the morning playing tennis with his friend, Jeremy. It was a good match. Although Jeremy was a formidable opponent, he ended up winning the match. After Jeremy left, Thaddaus showered and changed. He went to St. John …

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Father Jörgensen’s Questionings

A week ago, I was asked to baptize an infant later that morning. I have misgivings about it because nowhere in the Bible is there any such thing as infant baptism. Jesus wasn't baptized until He was thirty years old. As a baby, He was dedicated to the Lord. Last night I read every scripture …

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Be Rich in Good Works

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "Command those who are rich in this world that they not be conceited, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who richly gives us all things to enjoy.  Command that they do good, that they be rich in good works, generous, willing to share,  and laying up in store …

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The Holy Stairs, Martin Luther & Indulgences

Dushan was waiting in a café for Chioma so that they could go to Archbasilica of Saint John in Laterano and also to see the famous Scala Sancta, known as the Holy Stairs believed to be part of Pontius Pilate's palace in Jerusalem and are the same ones Jesus climbed before being tried by the …

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Hank Explains Resurrection

"Hank, I have a question about resurrection." "What's the question?" "If we go straight to heaven when we die, what's the point of the resurrection?" "That's a very good question, Ede. I'm happy you asked it. It is very clear in the Word of God, that there are two resurrections. The first one is of …

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Mehr’s Testimony

Image from Open Doors USA Mehr is a young woman from India who left Hinduism to become a Christian. Following this life-changing decision, she faced persecution. However, in spite of what she went through, she continues to find peace and that is because, “I came to know Jesus as the true Healer—the living God—and I …

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Dushan Learns of Chioma’s Visit to Ruth

Dushan was sitting at his desk when he got a call from a number he didn't recognize. He decided to let it go to his voice mail. He heard the beep and stiffened when he heard Ruth's voice. "Dushan, it's Ruth. I'm calling from the boardroom. That's why you don't recognize the number. The reason …

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A Wandering Mind

"How long Pastor's prayer is this morning," I muse.  My mind turns to our need for salvation and the price Jesus paid for it.  Words form and with zest, I scribble Jesus Paid it All on the flyleaf of my hymnbook. 41 Words Image from Soundcloud.com This post is based on Elvina Hall who, one …

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