Gideon’s Afternoon with Chelsey

It was around 12pm on a Saturday and Gideon was on his way to Oxford to pick up Chelsey. They were going to Hollywood Bowl to bowl and to have something to eat afterwards. He was really looking forward to that and was relieved that Ruth didn't seem to mind. "I don't mind being alone," …

Father Morelli’s First Visit to Genet’s Place

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli and Genet were at her place. After leaving St. Paul`s Within The Walls Church, he took her home. She invited him in to spend a while. They had been to see the Vivaldi's Four Seasons Meets Bach's Masterpieces concert after having dinner at Cotto Restaurant. The concert lasted …

Lesson #3 & the Scar

iStock Image Abebi was waiting for Becket outside of apartment building where she lived. They had arranged to meet there and then head to the park for their lesson and afterwards to the lake so that he could go for a swim. Teaching him Hausa was so much fun. He was such a good student. …

Teaching, Playwrights and Burgers

He reached the plank and emerged from the water. As he hoisted himself out of the water, with his hands flattened on the wood, he turned his head towards her direction. She could tell that he was looking at her. Her heart began to pound like crazy. Should she leave now before he got completely …

First Day at Jacksonville University

It was the first day back to university. He had mixed feelings. While he was excited about the new year and teaching new students, he couldn't stop thinking about Kalisa and missing the times they spent together in Kigali. What was she doing at that moment? Was she already at the school or was she …

Back in Jacksonville

He was back in Jacksonville after spending eight weeks on a teaching mission in Kigali, Rwanda. He was still readjusting to the time difference. Rwanda was six hours ahead. "You still haven't told me about your mission trip to Rwanda. How was it?" "It was very good. I'm happy I decided to do it." "I …

An Unforgettable Summer

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields The glass of shells reminded him of the beach in Kigali and Kalisa. He met her when he went on a volunteer teaching mission. She was one of the community's poor and disadvantaged youths. She began staying after class to ask questions and then, they were seeing each other outside …

Preach the Word

Photo by Pavel Danilyuk on Pexels.com "I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:  Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they …

Continue in What You Have Learned

Photo by Ivan Samkov on Pexels.com "Indeed, persecution will afflict all who want to lead a godly life in Christ Jesus,  while wicked people and impostors will grow ever worse, deceiving others and being themselves deceived.  But as for you, stand by what you have learned and firmly believed, because you know from whom you have learned …

Father Jörgensen’s Questionings

Yesterday morning, a friend asked me, "Why do Catholics pray to Mary when the Bible clearly teaches that Jesus Christ is the one true mediator between God and humanity?" My quick reply was, "Yes, it's true that we can go directly to Jesus during prayer but intercessory prayer through Mary as well as other saints …

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