A Painful Truth

PHOTO PROMPT by Brenda Cox James looked at Jane, his face pale.  “You love this other woman?" she asked again, her voice trembling, her own face ashen. He nodded.  “Yes.” Jane collapsed in a nearby chair, feeling sick.  “Who is she, James?” “She’s a negro nurse I met in North Africa.” “She’s negro?” “Yes.  That’s why she said we can never …

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Parveen’s Story

Photo by Darina Belonogova on Pexels.com My name is Parveen.  I'm a young Christian woman living in India. Last week Sunday while other believers and I were worshipping in our church, a mob of people barged in and began shouting Hindu slogans. I wasn't afraid but very angry that they dared to come into a …

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After the Celebration

Weeks had passed since his parents' wedding anniversary dinner which had turned out much better than he had expected. When he and Tulia showed up, Sandy and her family were already there so he introduced her to them. They were pleased to meet her and his nephew and niece warmed to her too. Then, the …

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Remembered Today

When John Mason Neale founded the Sisterhood of St. Margaret to care for the sick, he was met with opposition from church members.  They attempted to thwart his efforts to alleviate the misery of the poor, many of whom died unattended.  He was accused of returning to Roman Catholicism because of the nuns. They threatened …

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The Phone Call

He had gotten up very early that morning. He watched the sun rise from the window in his room. It promised to be another beautiful day. The weather was getting cooler now as they approached the third week in September. Soon the leaves would start to fall and then the ground would be covered with …

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Rebecca Lee Crumpler

She changed the face of medicine It was being raised by a kind aunt who spent much of her time caring for sick neighbors and her desire to relieve the suffering of others which led Rebecca Lee Crumpler down the a career path that would earn her the distinction of being the first African American …

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Change/Renewal #writephoto

I stare out of the window at the sky which looks like it is on fire.  I have never seen anything like it before and I linger for a little while, forgetting for a brief moment my daily struggle to feed three young children and my sick husband.  I push all thoughts of my brothers …

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Her New God

She looked at the tree with the scarves, ties and other colorful things draped on the branches and grimaced.  Waste of time.  She saw the items she had put on the tree months ago, believing that the gods would hear her prayers and answer but it was as if they had turned their backs on …

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How Were They to Know?

  She sat there, unable to move or speak.  Her face was covered, her hands were strapped.  She was helpless.  People passed by, stopped to gawk at her, remarked on how real the dummy inside the cage looked before walking away.  How were they to know that she was a victim of a sick, twisted …

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A Changed Life

Christ [redeemed] me, and He will [redeem] you also! These words rang out loud in the marketplaces.  Myo Zaw made the impassioned plea to the crowd.  He was like Wisdom crying out in the marketplaces and pleading with the people to come her.  Myo's message was one that the people needed to hear. He was …

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