Sarika Runs into Darain

Darain was leaving the office building where he had just attended a business meeting when he when he spotted Sarika get off the elevator. She stood in the lobby talking to another woman. A tense expression came over his face as he watched her. He hadn't be able to get her out of his mind …

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Chelsey’s Birthday Celebration

"Does your mother know that you have a tattoo?" Gideon asked Chelsey. "No. She'll probably flip out if she does. You're not going to tell her, are you?" "No. That's for you to do." "I suppose I will have to tell her sometime." "Is that the only one?" "Yes." "Good." "I guess you don't approve …

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Gina Visits Natalie

After leaving Matt's place, instead of going home, Gina went straight over to Natalie's and Graham's house. Her cousin seemed surprised to see her. "I didn't expect to see you until Tuesday." she asked. "What brings you here tonight?" "I had to talk to you. Are you alone?" "Yes. Graham's still at the hospital. This …

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Matt Calls Melania

It was the retirement party for Richard Forbes, the manager at the company. It was held at the Hilton Hotel in their biggest ballrooms. Melania showed up alone and felt underdressed when she saw the other guests. She hadn't planned on going but Mr. Forbes' secretary, Hannah had encouraged her to go. She got a …

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Achsah

And Caleb said, “He who attacks Kirjath Sepher and takes it, to him I will give Achsah my daughter as wife.”  So Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.  Now it was so, when she came to him, that she persuaded him to ask her father for …

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Father Jörgensen’s Questionings

Yesterday morning, a friend asked me, "Why do Catholics pray to Mary when the Bible clearly teaches that 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 such as St. Peter …

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A Long Over-due Ending

She was waiting for him. Dread filled him and for several minutes, he stood there watching her, wondering if it was such a good idea meeting her. Then, he determined that it was. Breaking up over the phone was cowardly. He had to tell her face to face that it was over between them. Hopefully, …

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With A Little Help…

"How many more photo shoots do I have to do?" Shaelyn asked Gilles when they were finished. "Don't you like doing them?" "I don't because I'm not a model and I feel so self-conscious." "Have you told Ryker this?" "Yes, several times but you know Ryker. Once he has made up his mind..." "Yes. And …

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Working Late

It was Friday morning and Tadeas was in the kitchenette fixing himself a cup of hot chocolate when, Velma Moore, his supervisor walked in. "Mr. Gray, I need you to stay and finish working on the Ad layout for Kiskadee Records. The deadline has been moved up to Monday." "But, I have a date." "I'm …

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When Overwhelmed, Seek God

I cried out to God with my voice—To God with my voice; And He gave ear to me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord - Psalm 77:1, 2 Sometimes God allows trials in our lives, but don't be discouraged. It's always for a good reason. It could be Him trying to …

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