The Visit

She stood at the window watching the snow fall in thick white sheets on the streets below.  It had been like this all morning.   What was it going to end?   All night she had looked forward to seeing Rupert.  When they had last seen each other which was a fortnight ago, he had …

Shelter

Her world had been one of Abuse, neglect and heartache. At seventeen she ran away Being on the streets was better Than living under the Same roof with an unloving Mother and abusive step-father.   She was her mother’s only Child.  Since the day she was born, She had never known a mother’s Love.  All …

Lily

Although Lily was small in stature, Ordinary and poor, she did radiate Confidence and faith that she Was the perfect choice for the Job of governess.  Like her heroine Jane Eyre she was not to going to Be Intimidated by Mr. Thornber.   He may be big, boisterous and brusque But she could match his demeanour …

Anchored

She stood on the pier watching the boats come and go.   She was once like an unmoored boat, drifting out into the currents of life because she had no anchor to hold her like the boats fastened to the dock.  It began when her parents were killed in a car accident and she had to live with …

The Wedding

A wedding farce, that's what it was. She sat there with a smile plastered as her uncle told his tired jokes before toasting to her happiness.   After fumbling with the microphone, and saying "Testing, Testing", her father recited the lyric for "A Song for My Daughter" which made her cry.   She cringed as her mother told every body about …

Precious Lord

Today I learned who wrote the beautiful hymn, Precious Lord, the one we hear playing in the background when we see images of starving children in poverty stricken countries.  Here is the story of how this hymn was born:  Back in 1932, I was a fairly new husband. My wife, Nettie and I were living …

Nehemiah’s Prayer

O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.” For I was the king’s cupbearer (Nehemiah …

Beauty Rest

Just recently I was thinking about this nursery rhyme: Early to bed, Early to rise. Makes a man, Wealthy and Wise. I guess I was thinking about it because I have a very bad habit of going to bed late at night and struggling to get up early in the morning.  Sometimes I feel as …

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