Just Following Orders?

The truth is that people who pull triggers are ultimately responsible, whether they're following orders or not. An army of people making individual moral choices may be inefficient, but an army of people ignoring their morality is horrifying - Joel Stein This is a cropped photo of Germany's Einsatzgruppen (death squad) murdering Jewish civilians in …

Jesus Delivers Us

Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage  (Hebrews 2:14-16) We see that Jesus came to destroy the …

Joseph’s Dilemma

Image by Pinterest When Joseph found out that Mary was with child, he being a just man and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son …

News of a Son

Manoah's wife told him that, "A Man of God came to me, and His countenance was like the countenance of the Angel of GOD, very awesome; but I did not ask Him where He was from, and He did not tell me His name. And He said to me, 'Behold, you shall conceive and bear …

Mistaken Identity

PHOTO PROMPT © Starsinclayjars "Where did you find it?"  "In the bushes."  "It's Gunther's. He probably took it off and left it there. He hates wearing it. Says it feels like an extra foot. Stay for a cup of tea?"  "Yes, thank you."  "By the way, before his unfortunate accident, Gunther and I were in Hamburg. I thought …

The Birthday Card

It was getting cold. Soon, there would be snow. Christmas was just around the corner. It would be the first Christmas she would be celebrating with Rehoboam since he had moved to London and the first one she wouldn't be spending with her parents. Ever since Rehoboam and she told the family about their relationship …

A Mother’s Longing

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot Rain fell softly on her as she stood there in the empty playground at her son's school.  How she longed to see him, to hold him and tell him that she loved him--that she was sorry... Her shoulders hunched as a cold wind stirred the leaves and the wispy blonde …

Neval Anthony Dormer

He was of mixed ethnicity. His father, Franklin Dormer was a wealthy Englishman and his mother, Sumitra was an Indian moor. They met when Sumitra and her widowed mother left their home in Mumbai to work on a tea plantation. The tea plantation was owned by Dormer. He lived there with his wife, Alexandra. They …

The Guest

"Is Éliott here yet?" Daphnée asked, running to the window. Her mother laughed. "No, you silly girl. Finish getting dressed." "Yes, Mother." Mrs. Pelletier quickly left the room. She went to the kitchen to check on the dinner. The doorbell rang and her son, Louis answered the door. Minutes later, he popped into the kitchen …

A Teacher’s Confession

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "Good Morning, father." "Good Morning." She quickly made the sign of the cross before saying, "Bless me father, for I have sinned. It has been five months since my last confession. These are my sins.” Father Culpepper listened as she confessed her sins briefly and clearly. "Father, I'm truly sorry …

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