After the Rain

Ronan stood at his bedroom, looking out. It was hard to tell there had been a thunderstorm if it weren't for the wet spots here and there. The sun was shining, giving the place a clean and pristine feel. The day promised to be a beautiful one. He hadn't slept well, though and felt tired …

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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 …

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Behold, Your Savior and King

“Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,A colt, the foal of a donkey’” - Matthew 21:5, NKJV What an exciting time this was for the people and disciples when Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. People were spreading their clothes on the road while others …

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Loneliness

Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted - Psalm 25:16, NASB At some point in our lives, we may have experienced loneliness. I experienced after losing both my parents and my son within months of each other in 2019. Although I had loved ones and friends who sent …

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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 …

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Abishag

Abishag was the young and beautiful Shunammite woman. Her name means, "my father is a wanderer.” She was chosen to be the helper and servant of King David in his old age. One of her duties was to lie next to the king to keep him warm in bed. The covers they put over him …

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Fateful Choices

"When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with any business; he shall be free at home one year, and bring happiness to his wife whom he has taken" – Deuteronomy 24:5, NKJV Uriah the Hittite and King David were in the wrong places. Uriah …

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My Two Dates with Anwar

School is out and I'm on my way home when Anwar walks up to me. My heart begins to pound and I can barely hide my excitement. The cutest guy in the entire school is standing right here in front of me. "Hi Rosalie." I smile shyly. "Hi Anwar." "Are you going to the Christmas …

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Cleansing

I remember growing up as a child, how much I dreaded getting something called Cascara which helps to clean you out.  It was bitter and disgusting but my sisters and I had to drink it.  But, it was for our good.  It cleaned out our insides.  It's the same with spiritual cleansing.  It's not something …

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What God Wants

If you want to know what God wants, the best place to find out is in the Bible.  One morning I was reading one of the psalms and God clearly spelled out what He wanted from His people.  "O my people, listen as I speak.  Here are my charges against you, O Israel: I am …

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