Lesson #3 & the Scar

iStock Image Abebi was waiting for Becket outside of apartment building where she lived. They had arranged to meet there and then head to the park for their lesson and afterwards to the lake so that he could go for a swim. Teaching him Hausa was so much fun. He was such a good student. …

Life Changes

She stared at the doctor. "I'm pregnant?" "Yes." She had suspected after she had missed her period and experienced symptoms such as headache, fatigue and breast tenderness. She had taken a pregnancy test which showed a positive result but she wanted to be absolutely sure so she made an appointment with her doctor who gave …

Business, Marriage & Paris

"So, how is married life?" Janine asked Herrold as they waited in the lobby. They were there for a conference held in one of the meeting rooms of Hôtel Napoléon in Paris. "It's wonderful," he replied. "I've never been so happy in my life." "Good. How long have you been married?" "Twenty years. We celebrated …

Scandalous

"What is on your mind, Sister Augustin?" Father Schmidt asked her when she joined him in his office. She seemed very agitated. After she closed the door, she approached him. "Father, I have some very disturbing news." "Have a seat." She sat down. Her hands were clasped tightly on her lap. "Something very disturbing has …

Breaking Up with Janis

After he called Janis earlier that morning to tell her that he needed to see her that afternoon, he decided to go to the beach. As he swam in the calm ocean, he thought about how he was going to break the news to her. The line, Healing hawthorns and harrowing hesitations came to mind …

Communication

Do you find it difficult to talk things out with your husband when you have issues? Do you keep things to yourself and hope that they get better? What happens when you have an argument or disagreement? Do you blow up at him or give him the silent treatment? James 1:19 offers this advice: “So …

Cate Finally Tells Her Parents

"What is it, Cate?" Mrs. Hardwicke asked. "You had me terribly worried when you called this morning to tell me that you had bad news. What is the bad news? It isn't Edward, is it?" "No, Mother, this isn't about Edward," Cate replied with some resentment. Edward was the apple of their mother's eye. He …

Love in the Afternoon

"It's good to be home," Joel said as they let themselves into their condo unit. "I don't think I could eat anything else for the rest of the day." It was just after 3pm on Saturday (Sabbath) afternoon and they were now coming home from having lunch with another couple after church. "It was sweet …

Her People

The situation was dire.  Only she could save her people from Haman’s evil plans.  In a fit of rage, he plotted to destroy the Jews because of her uncle, Mordecai who refused to pay him homage.  No one knew that she was a Jew.  She was forced to reveal her identity now in order to …

Don’t Lose Heart

Photo from Getty Images I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! - Psalm 27:13-14 When we are anxious or worried about a problem …

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