Moments With God

Many of us have seen this short but profound message: Happy moments, praise God.Difficult moments, seek God.Quiet moments, worship God.Painful moments, trust God.Every moment, thank God. I praised God when my mother was baptized years ago.  I soughtGod when I was going through a rough time both professionally andpersonally.  Quiet moments, I worship God through …

The Confession

"Darius, I want you to be honest with me, no matter how painful it's going to be for both of us." He tried to appear calm but his heart was racing. The moment he dreaded was here. "All right." "Did you go to the beach this morning?" "Yes." "Were you alone?" "Yes." "Are you having …

The Aftermath

It's a Saturday afternoon and I'm sitting in my apartment, feeling awful--really down because Bobby's mother got very upset with me.  She wanted nothing more to do with me because I had told her that her son who was like a little brother to me wouldn't go to Heaven because he had committed suicide.  The …

Matt’s Story

A couple of years ago, my world as I knew it was turned upside down.  I was 17 and at my cousin, Rose's wedding.  At the reception, a relative who had way too much to drink, put his arm around me and said, "I don't know about the rest of the family but I'm sure …

A Tragic Loss

“How’s Stephanie doing?” Gail asked. “Not well at all,” Allison replied. “That isn’t surprising,” Wendy interjected.  “She just lost her 11 year old son.” “Poor woman.  I’m a mother and can’t imagine what it’s like to lose a child,” Allison said, getting misty eyed. “I visited her yesterday and she was still in a state …

Redeemed

And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” - Mark 15:34 When Jesus was on the cross, He was mocked.  Those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who …

Parenting

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye - Psalm 32:8 From the time we are born, our parents are there to care for us.  We don't have to worry about anything.  They provide for our basic needs.  As we get older, they …

From Abuse to Abundance

She sat on the porch, an open book in her lap but she wasn't reading it. Her eyes were on the street.  She was waiting for her daughter to come home from school.  Somewhere in the back- yard, she heard the piercing trill of a bird.   It was a beautiful spring afternoon.  Quite peaceful …

Shackles

As she read the two volume autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, she was reminded of how fortunate she was.  She was a black, educated woman who was able to go to the university of her choice and become what she had always dreamed of.   She and her parents left the West Indies for a better life in America.   Her …

Broken Heart

She loved him from The first moment she Saw him. Shy, she had watched Him from afar.  When he First spoke to her, she Felt on top of the world. They became friends. They went places. They enjoyed each Other’s company. She believed that he Felt the same way Until he met Anne… Anne was …

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