Laird Reveals the Ugly Truth

"Laird, I need to talk to you about your sister," Mr. Pendlebury said. They were in Laird's flat, sitting at the dining table. Martina wasn't there. She had gone shopping with her mother. Laird was really not in the mood to talk about Antonia. "What about her?" he asked dispassionately. "She's in a really bad …

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The Decision

He had been praying and fasting for weeks on end. He thought about what his friend, Bernard had said after he told him that he couldn't imagine leaving the church. “You don’t have to give up your Catholic faith if you don’t want to.” And to his objection that Clara and he would be unequally …

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Matt Confronts Gina

“What are you talking about?  Gina hasn’t lost the baby.” Anna stared at him in horror.  “Oh, no.  She didn’t tell you!” Matt's face turned pale. "Gina lost the baby?" Anna stared at him, mortified. "Oh, Matt, I'm so sorry." She was close to tears. "I--I thought you knew." "I had no idea." He couldn't …

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Abi’s Look at Life

"I've been thinking about life a lot lately," Abi said to Mats. "What exactly about life have you been thinking about?" "How it's like terrible traffic and peaceful pathways." "Huh?" "You know, life's ups and downs. The terrible traffic are the downs and bad times and the peaceful pathways the ups and good times." "Oh." …

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Regret

1 Samuel 15 Regret. It isn't a pleasant thing at all, is it? We all have regret at some point in our lives. It plagues us. It makes us angry, sad, depressed, etc. Would it surprise you to know the we're not the only one show have regretted something we've done? God had regrets too. …

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Guilt and Regret

Photo by Arsham Haghani from Pexels He's dead. My brother is dead because he wore a yellow bandanna. The police officer shot him because he thought he was a member of the Amarillos. I saw it with my own eyes. I saw when it happened. I saw him shoot my brother in cold blood even …

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It’s Not the Same

When you're comforting someone, do you say, "I know how you feel"? I recently realized that a person really doesn't know how another person feels when my sister told me of the sad story of a mother whose two sons were among the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 which crashed and burned in …

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What is Lacking

The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?” - Matthew 19:20 All week I got this nagging sense that God was trying to tell me something.  I have been racking my brains trying to figure out what it is.  Finally, I decided to …

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It’s How You Respond

Transitions themselves are not the issue, but how well you respond to their challenges - Jim George What transition are you going through today?  Getting old is a big one.  You’re not as agile and flexible as before.  You ache in parts of your body you didn’t even know existed.  It's important to be active.  …

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The Letter/Choices #writephoto

As I stand here gazing at the calm waves, I think about my grandmother, Maude.  A lovely woman who was a nurse during the second World War.  She was twenty-three at the time.  I can still remember the sadness in her eyes when she spoke of the young soldiers who died.  There was one particular …

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