Deceived

After I lost Bill, I never thought I’d ever love again or even consider being in another relationship.  I was an old woman with children and grandchildren.  I was content to live a quiet, unassuming life, puttering around in my garden and swimming.  Then, I met you.  You reminded me so much of Bill.  If I’d known …

Escape

  I ran through the forest.  The night was at my heels like a pack of dogs at ma skirts.  It goin' be dark soon. I’m supposin’ to meet Joe, a free negro who’s goin' to help me escape to the North. Afraid of gettin’ lost, I run faster and stumble.  I fall and cry …

Seeking the Lost

Don't live in a bubble, live for God by seeking the lost and pointing them to Jesus. When I saw this image it just struck me that Jesus didn't live in a bubble.  He ate with tax collectors and sinners (Matthew 9:11).  Many of them followed Him and Jesus was called their Friend (Mark 2:15; …

Lost and Found

Claudine and Duke were at a diner having lunch. The last time they saw each other was a couple of weeks ago at his younger brother, Alan’s funeral.  Duke had called her last night to ask her to have lunch with him today.  She was happy to see him. "It's good to see you, Duke," …

Florence

She sat at a small table outside of the local cafe set in the maze of streets near Piazza Antinori.  One could get lost in Florence but won’t mind at all.  It was a beautiful, bustling and exciting place.  There was so much to see. Around her mingled the sound of dishes cutlery, the clink of glasses as people toasted each other and the voices and laughter of tourists and …

Valued by God

Luke 15:8-10 Just recently I watched the movie, "The Wedding" with Halle Berry.  There was a scene when she went to the beach for a swim.  She took off her engagement ring and put it in her blouse.  When she went back, she couldn't find it.  Frantic, she felt around in the sand and when her …

Pray for the Persecuted

Answer:   In the same way pizza is very common in the United States, persecution is very common in other parts of the world. Imagine that you live in a country where being a Christian is dangerous.  Imagine your neighbors, friends or family members turning against you because you have accepted Jesus as your Lord.  This happened to a college …

Real Life Hero

Does God still communicate with us through dreams?  Yes, He does!  Nitya Balji dreamed of a shack by the sewer and when he moved into a slum in South Asia, he recognized it as the one in his dream. God had shown him the place He called him to serve in.  Nitya settled into the …

Prisha’s Calling

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven - Matthew 5:16 I read Prisha's story and was touched by the love and compassion she and the other women missionaries showed the people of Punya Basti.  The village was ready for harvest but there …

A Changed Life

John 4:1-26 When Jesus brings to your awareness a sin in your life what do you do?  The Samaritan woman acknowledged hers.  When Jesus told her to go and fetch her husband, she admitted that she was not married.  Jesus commended her on her honesty.  When there is sin in our lives, we have to …

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