The Heart Speaks

"I sympathize with your situation but I'm afraid you don't fit what we are looking for.  You have the qualifications but you just don't fit what we are looking for.  I'm sorry.  I hope things work out for you." These words played over and over in Shannon's mind as she walked down the sidewalk, tired …

The Studio

"You don't have to be a genius to see that this relationship will not last," commented Marie as she and Caitlin sat in the corner of a trendy restaurant in the fashionable district of Chelsea.  It was celebratory dinner party for the opening of Ava's boutique in the area.  She had invited Marie, her sister-in-law …

The Intruder

A storm was raging outside.  The rain was beating relentlessly against the windows.  The lightning flashed across the sky and soon followed by the loud thunderous clap.  She hated storms. And being alone in the house didn't help the situation.  She chided herself for coming ahead of the family to this place which been closed …

Moving Out

She stood there, suitcases packed in the small flat she had called home for eight years. Memories flooded her mind as she stepped to the window and gazed across at the park.   They had been so happy when they moved in.  After dating each other for two years, they decided that they would take big …

Joy

Happiness is temporary It comes and goes… It’s there when things are going Well and flees when there is trouble With happiness, there is no peace. Always, at the back of your mind is that fear that it will be snatched away. Joy, on the other hand, is there During the ups and downs It …

Power of the Meek

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need - Hebrews 4:16 The power of prayer is remarkable.  We have a God whom we can go to and ask for grace, mercy and help for others or ourselves and He …

Living in Slums

I told them that even if their situation seems like a mountain, God is mightier than the problem - Nitya Can you imagine being so poor that you live in a shack made of cardboard and plastic?  What if you had to struggle daily just to survive?  Imagine sharing a shanty with ten other families …

Persecuted Church

But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name's sake - Luke 21:12 Pastor Samuel was arrested under false charges and imprisoned for eight years.  He was not able to …

Support

Mark 14:32-42 Remember the last time you were in a really bad place or in a tough situation and when you needed your friends the most, they weren't there or they didn't give you the support you desperately needed? Well, it happened to Jesus. After the Passover meal, He and His disciples went to the …

Sin or Die

I lost my husband but God is here to take care of me. Geeta was married to an abusive man who was also a drunkard.  He earned 200 rupies per day from a manual labor job but gave her only 20 rupies per day to buy and cook food.  He spent most of his earnings on …

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