Chioma Confronts Ruth

Chioma decided to stop by Ruth's office before heading to hers. After getting out of taxi, she stood on the sidewalk for a moment, looking up at the building. Then, she walked through the revolving doors and went up to the reception desk. The man glanced up at her. "May I help you?" "Yes, I'd …

A Mother’s Day Wish

It was Mother’s Day and Mrs. Kiesler was hoping that her son would make an impromptu visit.  It was strange that he hadn’t visited the family last year, not even for Christmas.  The church probably couldn’t do without him.  Her heart filled with pride.  Her son, the priest. 48 Words This was written for the …

Time to Make Up

Malory went into the guest room where Rasik was still sleeping. He was sitting on the bed, with his knees drawn and his arms folded. The sheets covered the lower part of his body. Her eyes traveled over his bare torso. How tempted she was to walk over there and push him on to his …

Running into Leticia

He walked into the restaurant and went over to the bar to have a drink while he waited for Camilla. He really wasn't in the mood to be here. When she called him that morning to remind him, he wished he had called for a rain check. If he had, he would be on his …

Bear and Share Burdens

Dear brothers, if a Christian is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help him back onto the right path, remembering that next time it might be one of you who is in the wrong. – Galatians 6:1, TLB Getty Images If a Christian is overcome by some sin, you should …

Cate Finally Tells Her Parents

"What is it, Cate?" Mrs. Hardwicke asked. "You had me terribly worried when you called this morning to tell me that you had bad news. What is the bad news? It isn't Edward, is it?" "No, Mother, this isn't about Edward," Cate replied with some resentment. Edward was the apple of their mother's eye. He …

Boris On the Rebound

"Boris?" I glanced up and was startled to see my neighbor, Tulia standing there. I hadn't heard her because I was so deep in thought. I was still reeling from the shock of Cate breaking off our engagement. The ring was in my pants pocket. I longed to throw it away but it was expensive. …

On the Run

Photo © C.E.Ayr She kept to the back alleys, afraid that he would find her. This wasn’t the first time she had run away from him.  He was a monster.  Her clothes covered the bruises on her arms and body.  She suspected that she was pregnant but was afraid to go to a hospital or …

It Matters

Colleen and her friend, Marlene were having their regular morning Bible study in the lounge area at the office.  Colleen was reading. "For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.  In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean." "Wait a minute.  Where does it say that …

Two Praying Women

“I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” - Luke 18:14 She walked into the sanctuary and straight to the front pew where she stood facing the altar.  With her head …

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