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 …

Not A Chance Meeting

Weeks had passed since he went to that quiet, peaceful place where he met her. Why hadn't he gone there? Why had he stayed away even though he wanted to be there? Why was he avoiding her? What was he afraid of? Of feeling again? Of living again? Of moving on? Why should he be …

Loneliness

Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted - Psalm 25:16, NASB At some point in our lives, we may have experienced loneliness. I experienced after losing both my parents and my son within months of each other in 2019. Although I had loved ones and friends who sent …

English Christmas, Family Bonding & Pie

Chelsey was coming down the stairs when she saw her step-father come in through the front door. She stopped and watched him as he paused to remove his jacket and read the mail. Roche's words, "I wonder who your next unsuspecting victim will be" played in her head. It still irked her that Roche had …

Old Stomping Ground

It was a Sunday evening and Laird was visiting his childhood home in Oxfordshire. He was there to tell his father about his engagement to Martina. The old man would probably be shocked because he always held the view that his younger son wasn't the marrying kind and that it would take a really special …

Ashleigh

The first time he saw Ashleigh, he couldn't take his eyes off her. It was during their third year at York University. They were in the same English Literature class. It was the first day of class and when he walked into the classroom and saw her sitting there beside the window, he did a …

Boris Tells His Parents

"This is dreadful," Mrs. Knightley said, shaking her head. "I'm so very disappointed right now. I was so looking forward to your wedding. I can't believe that there isn't going to be one." "I'm very disappointed to, Son," Mr. Knightley said. "So, was not being in love with you the only reason why she broke …

Rejection

1 Samuel 8 Rejection is a terrible and painful thing, isn't it, especially when it comes from the people whom you love or whom you thought loved you. God knows what it's like to be rejected. In biblical times, He was rejected by the children of Israel whom He chose to be His people and …

Jesus is Willing

I see God’s love manifested through Jesus’ healing of the leper. Leprosy was a terrible disease.  It disfigured people and made them outcasts in their communities. A person with leprosy had to tear his clothes and put a covering upon his upper lip and cry, “unclean, unclean.” They were rejected and avoided.  No one wanted …

Fight the Stigma

When we told our families that my husband, Josh had been diagnosed with bi-polar, his father’s reaction was to blame his wife.  “It’s your fault that he’s mad.  Your sister, Violet and your grand-mother were both mental cases.  These things were kept from me when we were courting.  If I had known that there was …

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