Self-Control

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. - Psalm 141:3, NKJV How many of us have said something in a fit of anger and then later wish we could take the words back? How do we prevent this from happening again? Do we take a deep breath and …

Dalil Helps

Dalil had just finished making dinner plans with Nasira when his secretary, Lesedi walked into his office.  “I have a big favor to ask you,” she said. “What is it?” he asked, frowning. “My niece is out of a job and a place to live.  She called me this morning and I told her that …

My Co-worker

This week is the first week I'm working from home because of COVID-19.  It's been challenging because I liked going into the office and interacting with my co-workers.  I miss the face to face contact, going for walks, lunch and coffee breaks.  I miss goign for my morning jog or to the gym but I …

The Forbes Change Over

For years Michael Forbes’ treatment of his secretary, Loretta had been so abysmal that she finally quit.  Not used to doing things for himself, he found the situation very intolerable.  He demanded that the hiring manager find a replacement for Loretta.  A week later, she did.  The new secretary arrived and by the end of …

Patience

But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing - James 1:4 I was looking over some notes I had taken on one of Dr. Charles Stanley's sermons on patience.  This sermon was preached at the time when God was working with me to help me to be …

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 …

Waiting for God

Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! - Psalm 27:14 It takes a lot of courage to wait. When you are waiting for God to answer a prayer or to help you with a situation, you are tempted to jump ahead of …

Buenos Aires

Ayana sat there staring at the computer screen, still reeling from her run in with Inga, Rolf’s girlfriend a few hours ago in the parking lot.  The unpleasant incident happened when she was on her way to meet a friend for lunch.  She was about to open the car door when she heard someone yell …

It’s a Virtue

Patience is a virtue that many of us would like to master but more times than not, it is impossible to do so.  Just this morning, I lost mine when my son wanted me to get up and go and get some bread for him.  I had told him that he could have some after …

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