Abuja, the Lake & the Girl

She stood by the tree, watching him as he walked along the wooden plank above the lake. He was half naked and bare feet, wearing only swimming trunks. He had a very nice physique. She had never seen him before and she had been coming to this lake for a while now. Was he a …

Cate’s Revelation

Cate didn't share her news with Edward on the day he took her home from the hospital. In fact, it wasn't until about a couple of weeks later that she said to him, "I have some news I wanted to share with you before I tell Mother and Dad." They were at her flat. Edward …

VP Kamala Harris’ Message

For over 30 years, Futures Without Violence has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns which empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world. It is a health and social justice nonprofit and its mission is to "heal those among us who are traumatized by violence today – and …

Angie Comes Clean

"Start talking, Angela." Whenever he called her by her full name, he was angry. "Amy told the truth. I'm not really pregnant." He fought hard to remain calm. "So, your pregnancy is a fake one." "Yes. I didn't mean to lie to you, Paul. Honest." "You made me believe that you were pregnant, Angela when …

So Final

"How can you be so calm?" she asked as she watched him get dressed. He sat down on the edge of the bed and pulled on his socks. Then, he looked up at her, resting his arms on his legs. "How would you like me to be?" "Upset, sad, anything but this." "I'm sorry, Juliette …

Another Busy Day

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields It was another very busy day at the shop.  Tourists flocked in and out, buying almost everything in sight.  They especially loved the hats.  I stood there, beaming.  The shop’s mine.  I opened it last year after I participated in a UN Women’s Project.    Naturally, I faced opposition …

God Takes Care of His People

Whenever one of us is in trouble, God intercedes.  He takes care of us.  The psalmist testifies, "Who will protect me from the wicked?  Who will stand up for me against evildoers?  Unless the Lord had helped me, I would soon have died.  I cried out, 'I'm slipping!' and Your unfailing love, O Lord supported …

World Leprosy Day

Tens of thousands of people in the world suffer from leprosy, a bacterial infection which affects the skin and destroys nerves.  Since the disease affects the nervous system, the affected areas become numb. People suffering from leprosy cannot feel pain and can easily hurt or injure themselves.  These injuries can become infected and result in tissue …

Nepalese Woman Finds Hope

“The Lord has blessed me in such a wonderful way that He has provided shelter, food, special care and attention through His people,” Shiuli says. What does a 14 year old know about being a wife and a mother?  She should be in school getting a good education.  At 14 most girls aren't even allowed …

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