The Gentleman Rogue

My name’s Rune.  It’s a Scandinavian name which means “secret”.  Women find it intriguing because they associate it with folklore and mystery.  They are drawn to me like flies to honey.  I take advantage of their infatuations and frivolous attentions.  They are foolish, lonely and gullible women who lap up my declarations of love.  Some …

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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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Loneliness and Seniors

Two years ago, I read an article on seniors and how an alarming of them go an entire week without talking to anyone. Can you imagine going for days with little or no human interaction? How sad for these seniors who were once caregivers--parents who took care of their children, providing for them. When my …

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Jesus is Willing

I see God’s love manifested through Jesus’ healing of the leper. Leprosy was a terrible disease.  It disfigured people and made them outcasts in their communities. A person with leprosy had to tear his clothes and put a covering upon his upper lip and cry, “unclean, unclean.” They were rejected and avoided.  No one wanted …

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Selfish

"I don't understand why some women do it." "Do what?" "Cheat on their husbands." "I can give you five reasons why a woman cheats. She feels underappreciated, neglected, or ignored. She craves intimacy. She is bored and/or lonely.  She never feels fully loved and appreciated.  She has an intimacy disorder because of some early childhood …

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For Better or For Worse

"How long are you going to continue looking out that window?  She's not coming back.  Sooner or later you must accept that." He didn't answer.  Her words cut to the core but he refused to believe that Brittany was gone forever. "She got tired of waiting and decided that it's time to move on.  Can't …

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All of Me

He had set the lofty goal of becoming one of the top five wealthiest men in the world and reached it at the age of thirty-five.  He bought a castle that once belonged to a Lord.  He had a large staff which took care of everything.  He had his privacy.  He had his own beach …

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Companionship

And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him" - Genesis 2:18 I was studying a lesson on the first two chapters of Genesis and one of the questions asked was, "What parts of the created world talk to you in …

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Serving

For as long as she could remember she loved inviting strangers to her home for a meal. She lived by these words, “Do not forget to entertain Strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained Angels.”   As she served them, she shared her faith.  She wanted them to know that there was a …

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Broke to Blessed

He sat in a corner under the bridge.  It was raining so he huddled against the wall, wrapped in his dingy blankets, trying to keep warm.  He longed for a cup of coffee but he didn’t want to go out into the wet to beg.  From where he sat, he could see the busy street …

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