Dushan Bumps into Evelyn

It was just after 12:30pm on Saturday. The weather was not unpleasantly cold. He didn't need to wear a scarf which he didn't like wearing. His gloves were in the pockets of his jacket in case he needed them. The snow had which had fallen a few days ago had long since melted. After being …

Serpents, Accusations & Salvation

They were hanging out in front of the hotel where they were staying after returning from sightseeing and having lunch when Dushan asked her, "Do you have anything against Jews?" Surprised by his question, she replied, "No. Why would I?" "You're a Christian, right?" "Yes." "I've heard of some Christians who have a problem with …

Poetic Justice?

Photo by Brenda Cox French writer, Philippe Gautier once lived in the building behind the merry-go-round.  A handsome and conceited man, he believed that women were created for his pleasure.  They all found him irresistible, except Sophie.  Sophie sang at the pub he frequented.  Enchanted by her, he turned on the charm but she spurned …

Ede Meets Hank

It had been several weeks since Father Desjardins left. She missed him very much, especially their talks about the Bible and religion in general. There were times when she walked through the fields, half expecting to see him or him sitting down at the picnic table at the back of her grandmother's house. She went …

Zeresh

She is mentioned three times in the Book of Esther. Zeresh was the wife of Haman, the Agagite, the "enemy of the Jews" because of his deep hatred for Mordecai, the Jew who refused to bow and pay homage to him like everyone else. When Haman's joy at being invited by the Queen Esther to …

Athens and Areopagus Hill

My wife, Althea and I decided that we would move to Athens because we love the city. We've visited it many times and we decided that we would leave England this year. As EU citizens, it is relatively easy for us to move there. We arrived a week ago to find a place to live. …

Olive Oil

In Biblical times, Olive Oil was a precious and sacred commodity for the Jews. It was used for healing, cooking, lighting lamps, soaps and cosmetics. It was used to anoint kings and priests. It was used to honor God and men (Judges 9:9). Today, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the staple of the Mediterranean diet …

Achaia

Sunset over the ruin of the Patras castle in the Peloponnese region of Greece. My husband, Jon and I are on a two-day tour of North-Western part of Peloponnese. We arrived by car this morning and are staying at the Maison Grecque Hotel in the center of Patra. Patra, which is the third largest city in …

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 …

Her People

The situation was dire.  Only she could save her people from Haman’s evil plans.  In a fit of rage, he plotted to destroy the Jews because of her uncle, Mordecai who refused to pay him homage.  No one knew that she was a Jew.  She was forced to reveal her identity now in order to …

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