A New Lease on Life

Some years ago, I was down in the dumps because I found out that my girlfriend, Rachel was cheating on me. I was hurt and livid. After I tore into her, I left her flat and drove for how long, I don't remember. I was tempted to go to a bar and get plastered but …

Unjust Judges

Photo by EKATERINA BOLOVTSOVA on Pexels.com God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods. How long will you judge unjustly, And show partiality to the wicked? Selah. Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand of the wicked (Psalm 82:1-4). The psalmist rebukes the judges …

Parveen’s Story

Photo by Darina Belonogova on Pexels.com My name is Parveen.  I'm a young Christian woman living in India. Last week Sunday while other believers and I were worshipping in our church, a mob of people barged in and began shouting Hindu slogans. I wasn't afraid but very angry that they dared to come into a …

Fight Fear

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? -Psalm 54:3, 4, NKJV Photo © Masterfile With God on our side, what have we to fear? Greater is He who is …

Hank’s Last Day in Portland

He was going to miss coming here to this spot where he spent hours reflecting, praying and enjoying his surroundings. Hopefully, there will be places of solitude in Cotonou where he could spend time alone with God and nature. He had been a pastor since he was twenty-five and now he was fifty. People were …

Are You a Light?

It is God’s will that your good lives should silence those who foolishly condemn the Gospel without knowing what it can do for them, having never experienced its power. You are free from the law, but that doesn’t mean you are free to do wrong. Live as those who are free to do only God’s …

It Happens in Threes

It was a couple of weeks after Sister Augustin's unfortunate death. Father Kiesler was on his way to the sanctuary to give the midday mass when he ran into Monifa in the corridor. The girl looked downcast. "Are you all right?" he asked her. "Yes, I'm fine. It's just..." "What is it, Liebling?" He added …

A Curious Discovery

Someone had left a newspaper clipping on the floor outside of his office. Father Kiesler picked it up and read the newspaper article on Father Schmidt. It spoke of all he had done for the community and for St. Albertus Magnus, the co-ed boarding school where students were taught by both resident priests and nuns. …

Absalom’s Monument

Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up a pillar for himself, which is in the King's Valley. For he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name. And to this day it is called Absalom's Monument - 2 Samuel 18:18 Tomb of Absalom - Photo by Ricardo Tulio Gandelman …

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