No Escape?

He stood in the dark bedroom, his mind in turmoil. His father and Sable were back from the dinner party they had gone to. He could hear their voices and footsteps. He wondered if she would go straight to bed or come to his room. A part of him wanted her to go straight to …

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Food Matters

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself – Daniel 1:8, NKJV. Getty Image Daniel and his three friends chose to eat …

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A Drug Habit

I really didn't think he meant it this time.  Whenever he broke up with me, he always came back.  He once said that I was like a drug habit he couldn't kick and that made me feel good because it meant that he needed me. His family and friends never approved of me. They said …

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The Encounter

"Drink from your own well, my son—be faithful and true to your wife" - Proverbs 5:15 In all the years he had been married to Ashley, never once had he looked at another woman until that moment when he saw her leaning against the wall in the subway.  She was stunning and looked like a …

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Waiting on the Docks

As the boat neared the docks, he looked for her and his heart leapt in his chest when he saw her.  She was leaning against the warehouse, waiting for her father.  He hoped one day that she would be waiting for him. She turned when she heard them approaching.  Flaming curly red hair framed her …

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Mental Health Crisis in India

More than 50 million people in India suffer from a mental illness.  In 2011, India recorded the highest rate of major depression in the world at 36 per cent.  According to doctors, roughly 10 per cent of India's population suffers from depression - MGMH   Women with mental illness are treated as less than human. …

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Irene Morgan

Before Rosa Parks, there was Irene Morgan. One muggy July morning in 1944, Irene Morgan, a young Seventh-day Adventist woman boarded a bus to Baltimore for a check-up following a miscarriage. About an hour or so out of Gloucester, a white couple boarded. The bus driver ordered Morgan and her seatmate to move. Morgan refused …

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Stress

What is stress?  For some it is trying to prioritise the many projects they have undertaken and making decisions.  For others it is moving to another apartment; raising a family; going for a job interview; meeting their future in-laws.  Stress is knowing that the deadline for an article is fast approaching and you just can’t …

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The Benefits of Education

I am so thankful that I was born and raised in a country where education was easily accessible.  My gender was not a factor in the quality of education I received as it is, unfortunately in some countries.  I learned History, Geography, Social Studies, French and I loved English.  My interest in writing began when I …

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