Katarina von Bora

She was Martin Luther's wife. After their wedding, she was also referred to as, "die Lutherin" ("the Lutheress"). Following her mother's death, when she was three, her father placed her in the cloister of Marienthron. She was there until she was 18. Soon, she began to feel like a prisoner and when Luther's Reformation preaching found …

The Charitable Heiress

Angela Burdett-Coutts was a nineteenth-century philanthropist. She became the wealthiest woman in 1837 when she inherited her grandfather's fortune of around £1.8 million following the death of her step-grandmother, Harriot Mellon. She collected paintings and among them was Robert Scott Lauder's Christ Walking on the Sea. She received many marriage proposals. She was a great …

Comforting Others

Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God – 2 Corinthians 1:3, …

Abi’s Look at Life

"I've been thinking about life a lot lately," Abi said to Mats. "What exactly about life have you been thinking about?" "How it's like terrible traffic and peaceful pathways." "Huh?" "You know, life's ups and downs. The terrible traffic are the downs and bad times and the peaceful pathways the ups and good times." "Oh." …

Jesus is Willing

I see God’s love manifested through Jesus’ healing of the leper. Leprosy was a terrible disease.  It disfigured people and made them outcasts in their communities. A person with leprosy had to tear his clothes and put a covering upon his upper lip and cry, “unclean, unclean.” They were rejected and avoided.  No one wanted …

Scarred

I was scarred for life. I got it from my ex-boyfriend, Keon when he was beating me. He had a knife in his hand and he wielded it at me, it caught me at the side of my eye. He punched me and I felt to the floor, stunned and bleeding when the police burst …

Nadya’s Story

My name is Nadya and I'm engaged to Darrell, my boyfriend of five years who finally proposed to me. He and I first met when I got my purse snatched and I went to the Pudding Police station to report it. He was on duty and I told him what happened. I was walking through …

Imaginary? Illusions?

"I read a story recently about a man who when caught claimed that the devil made him do it. Instead of admitting that he was guilty and taking responsibility for his crime, he blames it on an imaginary, fictional character." "The devil isn't an imaginary, fictional character. He's real." "Says who?" "Says the Bible." "Men …

I Want My Life to Be…

I want my life to be the page where the heart speaks words of love.  Love for humanity.  Love for a world in which there is so much suffering and pain and injustice.  I want to do something.  I want to make a difference.   I want to show people that there is hope.  Use me, …

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 …

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