Puah’s Calling

"Are you happy you came to church this morning?" Tobias asked Puah when she went over to see him after having lunch with her grandmother. "Yes. I especially liked the Sabbath School. You're a great teacher, Tobias." "Thank you. I thought you would have participated, though." "I told you that I only wanted to listen …

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Tobias and Puah Are Interrupted

"I brought you something," Puah said when she went over to Tobias' flat the following evening. She gave him something wrapped in aluminum foil. "What is it?" he asked. "A large slice of cake." His eyebrows. "Cake. Thank you. And thank your grandmother too." "My grandmother didn't make it," Puah informed him. "I did." "You …

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Adornment

Who are you to judge another? - James 4:12 It was after the service and she had gone downstairs to use the washroom.  She was at the sink washing her hands when three women walked in.  As she looked at them through the mirror, the ready smile on her face faded when she saw the …

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I Love Him

"You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the LORD" - Leviticus 19:28, NKJV I never thought of getting a tattoo until I met and fell in love with Roger.  We met at a book fair four years ago.  We were book lovers …

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Janco’s Story (Part Two)

Five years have passed since I took Nasha to the shelter for street children.  A lot has happened within that time.  I'm still handing out tracts but now I'm a Youth leader in my church.  My Mother is back home and she hasn't touch a drink since she checked into the Drug and Alcohol Rehab …

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Carmela’s Story

Carmela sat in the empty church which was so quiet you could hear a pin drop.  She was on her way home from the salon where she worked when she decided to stop in and pray for her brother, Guido who died five years ago from a heart attack.  She hoped and prayed that he …

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Tired

“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet? – Amos 3:3 “Wendy, you can’t leave now!” Sarah cried. They were standing outside in the church’s parking lot.  The service had just ended and Wendy was heading home.  She was tired and just wanted to be by herself. “I am leaving,” she said firmly. …

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Sojourner Truth

Empowered by her religious faith, the former slave worked tirelessly for many years to transform national attitudes and institutions. According to Nell Painter, Princeton professor and Truth biographer, "No other woman who had gone through the ordeal of slavery managed to survive with sufficient strength, poise and self-confidence to become a public presence over the …

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Women’s Fellowship

Years ago, I was part of the Women's Ministry at my church and one of the things I really liked about it was the fellowship.  We would hold programs like "Lunch and Learn" where women would come together at someone's home and a pastor or a speaker is invited to share a profound message with …

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A Story from Cameroon

This story touched my heart. I was moved by this little's girl's faith, courage and big heart. Patricia's Prayer Patricia lives in central Cameroon. She's a lot like other girls. She likes to jump rope and talk with her friends. But in some ways Patricia is different from other children. She has HIV and often …

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