God’s Call to Love Others

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion Everyone to his brother.  Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, The alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart Against his brother’ - Zechariah 7:9-10, NKJV How we treat others is very important to God. He doesn't ask …

Time to Make Up

Malory went into the guest room where Rasik was still sleeping. He was sitting on the bed, with his knees drawn and his arms folded. The sheets covered the lower part of his body. Her eyes traveled over his bare torso. How tempted she was to walk over there and push him on to his …

Orphanage Tourism

Did you know that most children in orphanages aren't really orphans? According to research done by Research by UNICEF up to 75% of children kept in orphanages in Cambodia and Nepal are not even orphans. Many of the children come from poor rural families and are trafficked into orphanages because their parents feel this will give …

Mr. Pendlebury’s Suspicion

"Antonia, I suggested to Martina and Laird that I wanted to have dinner with her parents the night before the wedding and they both said it was a good idea." "Won't Laird--and Martina be there?" "No. Just the two of us and her parents." "Are you going to have the dinner here?" "No, at a …

Cate Summons Edward

Edward had just left Gladys' flat and was walking towards the back entrance to where the parking lot when his cell rang. He took it out of his pocket and answered on the third ring. "Hello, Cate." "Edward, I need to talk to you." "What's wrong? You sound upset." "I am upset. Where are you?" …

Matt Talks to Gina

"Gina, when was the last time that you and I were intimate?" Matt asked. "I don't remember the last time we had sex but--" "Intimacy doesn't always have to involve sex." "Well, how do you expect me to be intimate with you after you accused me of having a thing for Joel?" "You do and …

Zala’s Story

I'm a Ethiopian Jewish woman living in Israel but life here is terrible for people like me.  We are not welcomed in the Jewish community because of our skin color and we are accused of being "fake Jews".  My husband is a white Israeli Jew.  We met when he came to Gondar, a northern town …

Safer

I huddled under the blanket two kind strangers brought for me along with a coffee and sandwiches.  I was very grateful to them.  They stayed and chatted with me for a while.  They asked me questions about myself and then talked about God.  I listened and before they left, they promised that they would return …

Mr. Thornber’s Distress/Fall #writephoto

After he washed and dried his face, Mr. Thornber walked to the window and looked out.  His room afforded him one of the most pleasant views of the grounds.  It was another rather agreeable afternoon.  The first signs of spring were visible.  He could see the buds on the trees and the emergence of the …

Keeping Them Safe

Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons - Author Unknown Remember when you were a child how you used to blow bubbles and your face lit up with excitement when you got really big ones?  Oh, the simple things in life that children enjoy.  If only they could remain in their little world …

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