Ask God for Wisdom

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him - James 1:5 Image from Chicago Jewish News King Solomon asked (prayed) for wisdom to judge God's people. His request pleased God who said to him, "Because you have asked this …

Elijah Flees

After the showdown and his victory on Mount Carmel, the prophet Elijah fled for his life after receiving a threat from Jezebel, vowing, "So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time." Her husband, king …

Hanima’s Story

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com How much longer can I take the abuse? He says he loves me but then, he gets into a rage for no reason and beats me. My body is hurting right now. I don't know how much more of this I can take. Is it my fault for marrying …

Aunt Savitri Calling it As She Sees It

"Would you like a cup of tea, Trishan?" Aunt Savitri asked me. "No, thanks." As usual, I was sitting at the table. The bowl of Indian rice pudding sat untouched in front of me. I stared out of the windows in front of me but I wasn't seeing what was there. My mind was elsewhere. …

First Day at Jacksonville University

It was the first day back to university. He had mixed feelings. While he was excited about the new year and teaching new students, he couldn't stop thinking about Kalisa and missing the times they spent together in Kigali. What was she doing at that moment? Was she already at the school or was she …

A Funeral, a Divorce & Cheating

I was sitting listlessly in my living-room. I had just come home from visiting Aunt Savitri after we went to church. The sermon, Compassion Like Christ was very interesting and it held my attention from beginning to end. After the service, we mingled with the minister and other church members before we left. As we …

Canada Day and Family

"Are you sure you want to go to my parents' place?" Joel asked Kira. "They will understand if you tell them that you would rather stay home." "No, I want to go," she replied. "Besides, everyone is dying to see the baby." "I guess so and it's Canada Day today." "Yes, we usually spend Canada …

Father Kiesler’s Visitor

Father Kiesler was in the office reading a copy of The Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI). His mother gave it to him when he visited her on Mother's Day. He was greeted enthusiastically first by his younger sister, Katja and then, his mother who was beside herself with delight. …

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 …

Reconnecting With Marius

She couldn't stop crying. The tears just kept falling. Her heart was breaking. How she ached for Marius. She realized now that she had never really loved Titus. She cared deeply for him but she was never in love with him. She never knew what it was like to be truly and completely in love …

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