The Forest

Beyond my windows is a forest, much like the one my family and I escaped to in 1942.  We escaped from the ghetto in the small town of Zhetel before it was liquidated and all of the remaining Jews, except for a few, were murdered.  My family and other families set up camps in the …

Mother of Methodism

"The child that never learns to obey his parents in the home will not obey God or man out of the home" - Susanna Wesley Susanna Wesley was 19 years old when she married 26 year old Samuel Wesley. They had 19 children, nine of them died as infants and one was accidently smothered by …

Dinner at Copper Penny

It was her first day on the job but everyone was so friendly and so welcoming that the nervousness she initially felt went away. Paul's secretary met her at reception and took her up to his office. After he greeted her, he took her around and introduced her to the rest of the staff. 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 …

Not Giving Up

"Gina and Matt are expecting again," Kira told Joel. "Really? How did you find out?" "Gina called me at the office this morning." "You look upset, Honey. What did she say to you?" "After I congratulated her. She asked me about us. I told her that we were trying and she said that we can …

You Are Unique

You made my whole being. You formed me in my mother’s body.  I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way - Psalm 139:13, 14 I'm currently in a relationship with an older man. His name is Marek Dabrowski and he's my Sociology professor. It was in my first year at …

Change/Renewal #writephoto

I stare out of the window at the sky which looks like it is on fire.  I have never seen anything like it before and I linger for a little while, forgetting for a brief moment my daily struggle to feed three young children and my sick husband.  I push all thoughts of my brothers …

Madira’s Healing

This story is similar to the woman with the issue of blood.  She had suffered for twelve years and the doctors couldn't help her although she had spent her money on them. Finally, she had sought out the only One who could.  In faith, she touched the hem of His garment and was healed.  Madira …

The Waters of Life

She thought of the sea as one's life.  Never static. Always moving. Sometimes it was calm and others time it was choppy.  Before she found Christ, she wanted to remain in the shallow waters where it was safe.   She didn't want to be swept away by the currents of change or the rough waters of …

Finding Joy in Jesus

The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you - Jeremiah 31:3 Imagine you are a South Asian woman.  Every day is a struggle and a challenge to survive.  All you know is oppression from the day you were born until the …

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