A Painful Truth

PHOTO PROMPT by Brenda Cox James looked at Jane, his face pale.  “You love this other woman?" she asked again, her voice trembling, her own face ashen. He nodded.  “Yes.” Jane collapsed in a nearby chair, feeling sick.  “Who is she, James?” “She’s a negro nurse I met in North Africa.” “She’s negro?” “Yes.  That’s why she said we can never …

A New Song

Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory (Psalm 98:1, NKJV. We sing a new song for each victory because each trial is different. Since God promised, “I will never leave you nor forsake you, we can have faith in His promises to help us …

Feeling Alone?

During those times when you feel alone and that there is no one who cares, God is there. He is always there even when you don't feel like He is. He promised that He would never forsake nor leave you. God always keeps His promises. Even when your family and friends desert you, He remains. …

The Believer’s Walk/Journey #writephoto

The believer’s walk is not an easy journey.  It is fraught with fear, questions, doubts, trials, opposition and distractions.  Coming out of spiritual darkness and into God’s light takes faith, courage and determination, especially when it means forsaking old habits, lifestyles and in some cases relationships.  One has to consider what they are giving up …

It’s Time

You said it wasn’t your intent to hurt me but you did. You said it wouldn’t happen again.  But it did. You promised that things would get better but they haven’t. You swore you would change but you haven’t. I love you but there’s a limit to what I can take. I said that I …

Your Anchor

You are my help and my deliverer - Psalm 40:17 Sometimes we are so overcome by problems and troubles that we feel like we are sinking and there's nothing we can hold onto to keep afloat or a least keep our heads above water.  It's so easy to let go.  Yet, we are encouraged not …

A Surpassable Peace

I stand here, staring at the stony path which leads to the gates of the convent and beyond.  A peace which surpasses all understanding fills me. After living at the convent for ten years, I no longer wanted to cloister myself so I decided to leave the order.  This was after much prayer and fasting. …

In the Office

She straightened her desk, brushing off the lingering crumbs from the delicious lemon cake she had brought back with from the restaurant where she had lunch.  It was after seven. Everyone had left.  It was just the two of them.  She wondered if she wait until he came out to tell her she was free …

The Nursing Home

It was Saturday morning and Andrea was at the nursing home visiting Mrs. Alvarez, dear woman whom she met through her grandmother.  After her grandmother passed away, Andrea continued to visit Mrs. Alvarez who was always delighted to see her.  She was in a wheelchair and although she was ninety years old, her mind was …

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