Frances Havergal

I have sung this wonderful hymn so many times but it wasn't until recently that I came across the woman who wrote it. Frances Havegal was an English religious poet and hymnwriter. Her two best known hymns are Take My Life and Let it Be and Thy Life for Me, also known as I Gave My Life for Thee. …

Jabulani Pines for Max

Jabulani felt spent from crying every night when she was lying in bed, thinking about Max and aching for him. Weeks had passed since they last spoke to each other. Why had he stopped calling her? She tried calling him on his cell but it went straight to voice mail which was always full which …

Disappointments & Dating

It was Monday and the first work day of 2022. Alecia was in the office. She was surprised when she went in and Daxon wasn't there as yet. Usually, he was sitting at his desk when she arrived but this morning, his office door was still closed. She opened it with her set of keys …

Lunch, Exhibits & Dinner

"All set for Christmas?" Ruth asked Ben. They were in the smaller boardroom where they just had a conference call meeting. "Yes. We're all set to go fly off to Santorini for a warm Christmas although the weather here has been balmy the last couple of days. Very strange for this time of year." "Christmas …

Tadeas Goes to Briony

He stood in the shower, letting the water beat down on his back. His mind was still spinning from the realization that until he had made love to her earlier that day, Velma had been a virgin all along. That meant she had never slept with either Akello or Karl or any man for that …

Karine Asks About Michelle

It was Monday morning and he was waiting in the lounge for the company car. He he had decided last night that he was ready to buy a car so he was on his cell, looking at the different cars at the same dealership where Mr. Chang had bought his. He was confident that he …

Aka Miss Clara

The first time I ever heard of Karen Abercrombie is when she played the amazing Miss Clara in the movie, The War Room. Her phenomenal portrayal of a woman with mountain moving faith helped to make the movie what it is. The scene where Miss Clara is cheering in her kitchen about the Devil getting …

Pining For Her

"Are you all right?" Vanessa asked him as he sat up and dragged his fingers through his hair. "Yes, I'm fine," he lied. "I'm just a bit tired." That was true. He hadn't gotten much sleep and when he did, he had dreamt about the first time he met Rhoda. Oh, Rhoda... "Breakfast is on …

Cai

Cai stared at the moon as it hung low over the horizon.  Sleep eluded her.  Her husband, Huan was in Myanmar investigating the Rohingya massacre.  Five days had passed since she last heard from him.  She constantly checked her emails and cell for messages but nothing was forthcoming. A knock on the door jolted her.  …

Parental Fighting

Is fighting in front of your children ever a good thing?  An ABC News article says, it depends. In the article, Dr. Gordon Harold, a researcher at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales, parents can argue in front of their children but should do so with caution.  "It would be unrealistic to say that , you …

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