It Was All A Lie

Getty Image I stood there watching him and his family flanked by bodyguards. They looked like the perfect couple but it was all a lie. His wife, Hannah suspected that he was having an affair but she didn't know who the other woman was. Whenever we were together in public, no one suspected anything. By …

Father Jörgensen’s Questionings

Yesterday morning, a friend asked me, "Why do Catholics pray to Mary when the Bible clearly teaches that Jesus Christ is the one true mediator between God and humanity?" My quick reply was, "Yes, it's true that we can go directly to Jesus during prayer but intercessory prayer through Mary as well as other saints …

Where to Spend Christmas

"What made you change your mind about having sex on the Sabbath?" Joel asked her one Sunday afternoon. "I prayed about it." She didn't tell him that she had asked her co-worker, Diana for advice. He would have a problem with her sharing something so personal with another person. "Is it going to be a …

It Got Personal

After he finished saying his prayers, he left the church. It was another beautiful evening and he smiled as he made his way across the field. Clara was already there. "Hello," he said. She smiled. "Hello. Here's the book," she said, handing it to him. "And I brought a couple of unused Bibles." She showed …

Laughing Again

It's Saturday night and I'm at a pub with my friends, Ronald and his wife, Juanita. We are having a great time. I haven't laughed in a long time--not since I learned that Pamela was really my sister or since she died. It felt good to be with people I cared about again and to …

Lavinia and Franco

Lavinia was standing outside of the office building waiting for the courier.  He had an important package for her boss and she wanted it to be given to her directly.  It was a mild afternoon.  As she waited,  Teresa, whom she couldn't stand walked up with her boss, Franco, one of the company's directors in …

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

It was just few days ago when I learned that March was designated as Women's History Month.  Well, today, an identical thing happened to me which prompted me to put this post together in a hurry.  I found out just a few minutes ago that today is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  I also discovered …

The Park

It was such a beautiful, sunny day that after visiting her aunt, Jessie decided that she would go to the park and spend an hour or so before heading home.  She loved this old park.  As a child she used to come here with her aunt and her cousins.  She went to her favorite area …

Taking a Chance

Valerie and her younger sister, Chloe were at the café having lunch.  “I think moving to Berlin would be good for you,” she said.  “It’s a great opportunity for you to broaden your horizons.  I chose to study here in London because I wanted to be close to home but if I were to do …

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 …

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