A Teacher’s Confession

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "Good Morning, father." "Good Morning." She quickly made the sign of the cross before saying, "Bless me father, for I have sinned. It has been five months since my last confession. These are my sins.” Father Culpepper listened as she confessed her sins briefly and clearly. "Father, I'm truly sorry …

Father Kiesler’s Family

"It was such a treat seeing Jürgen, especially since we haven't seen him since last year April when he visited us for Easter." Mrs. Kiesler said to her husband as they relaxed in the living-room after dinner. "Yes, it was." "He looked thin, though," she remarked. "I wonder if he's working too hard." "I thought …

Facing Temptation

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it - 1 Corinthians 10:13, NKJV Temptation is something we all face. Even Jesus …

The Wisdom of the Cross

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God" (1 Corinthians 1:18, NKJV) When Jesus told His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the …

Raoul Drops By

Valentina was sitting on her sofa, the television was on but she wasn't paying any attention. She was thinking about Raoul and his fiancée, Galena. How she wished she hadn't seen them together at the restaurant last night. The doorbell rang. She got up, wondering who it could be. Her heart skipped a beat when …

Doing the Impossible

“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” - Luke 18:27, NKJV Elizabeth and her husband Zacharias were righteous people who walked in all of God’s commandments and ordinances. They were blameless. They were a godly couple who loved the Lord and were faithful to Him in all they did. They lacked …

Fateful Choices

"When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with any business; he shall be free at home one year, and bring happiness to his wife whom he has taken" – Deuteronomy 24:5, NKJV Uriah the Hittite and King David were in the wrong places. Uriah …

Matt and Gina Reach Out

Kira was in the bedroom folding the laundry when the phone rang. She picked it up. "Hello?" "Hello, Kira. It's Matt." "Hello, Matt. It's always a pleasure to hear from you. How is everyone?" "Everyone is fine, thanks. Kira, I need to ask you something." "Sure, Matt. What is it? You sound a bit upset." …

Six Months Apart

"You've been spending a lot of time with Melania since I told you that she's attracted to you. Why is that Matt?" "I haven't been spending a lot of time with Mel." "What about the time you went over to Joel's place and stayed to watch the Star Wars movie because she asked you to?" …

Traci’s Past

His heart skipped a beat as he watched Traci coming up the path.  It had been four years since she walked out of the condo penthouse with the unobstructed views of Puget Sound, Elliott Bay and Olympic and out of his life with no goodbye or explanation.  When he came home to an empty place, …

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