A Letter From Cate

Boris was still trying to process the letter he had received from Cate. He hadn't thought about her for ages because of his relationship with Tulia and then, out of the blue, he received the letter. It was in the letterbox on Friday when he checked before heading up to his flat after coming home …

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Living Again

It has been five years since Pamela died. I try not to think too much about it or to blame myself, which sometimes, is easier said than done. The accident happened just after she left my flat. She was in a bad state. I should have gone after her. I should have either called a …

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Jesus Couldn’t Come Down

And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, “You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross” - Matthew 27:39, 40 As Jesus hung on the cross, the people and the chief priests blasphemed and mocked Him, urging Him to save …

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Matt’s Story

A couple of years ago, my world as I knew it was turned upside down.  I was 17 and at my cousin, Rose's wedding.  At the reception, a relative who had way too much to drink, put his arm around me and said, "I don't know about the rest of the family but I'm sure …

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From Self-harm to Self-love

Neeha always wore long sleeves even when it was hot and humid outside because she didn't want anyone, especially her friends to see the ugly cuts on her arms.  She wanted to stop cutting herself but she couldn't seem to.  It started when she became pregnant and told her mother who said, "Unless you get …

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Folani’s Story

My name is Folani.  At the age of 16, I was forced to marry the man who raped me so that I wouldn't bring shame on my family.  He wanted to marry me but after I rejected him, he raped me.  I told my my mother what he had done to me and she insisted …

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One of These Days…

I am sitting in front of the mirror.  A bruised face with haunted eyes are looking back at me.  The cut on my temple needed stitches.  I used to be a nurse before I got married.  I pick up the threaded needle and proceed to sew the cut.  I bite down on my lip at …

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Saved by Grace

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God - Ephesians 2:8 Years ago I stood watching people ascend what is commonly known as Pilate's Staircase.  Just today my family and I were talking about it and I got emotional as I thought of the people …

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Dealing With Our Enemies

The angry voices in the crowd rose to a crescendo, "Crucify Him!" drowning out Pilate's protest.  They wanted Him dead.  They had delivered Him up and denied Him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go (Acts 3:13).  Yet, this was all in fulfillment of God's plan of salvation.  The innocent was put …

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Not Love

It was lust not love that make Amnon sick. He lusted after his half-sister Tamar who was very beautiful and a virgin.  It seemed hopeless for him to do anything about his lust for her.  After finding out what was troubling him, Amnon's friend came up with an idea. idea.  He advised Amnon to:  “Lie …

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