Father Morelli’s Guilt & Decision

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli was in the sanctuary, earnestly praying and beseeching God to forgive him. "In Your Word, it says that no temptation has overtaken a person that is not common to everyone. You are faithful, and You will not let anyone be tempted beyond his or her strength, but with …

Father Morelli’s Temptation

Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.com Father Morelli was in the sanctuary reading his Bible. He tried to concentrate but it was hard because he was thinking about what he was going to do after he left the parish. After his talk with Sister Caterina and praying about it, he was going to stop seeing …

How Temptation Works

Photo by Agafonova Photo on Pexels.com "God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.  And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts …

Disappointment & Confrontation

"I know you're very disappointed, Chelsey but I just don't feel comfortable going away and leaving your mother alone." "I know she's acting strange again but that's no reason for you to back out of our trip. You've been looking forward to it as much as I have." "Yes, I know and I'm sorry but …

Money, Money, Money

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com "For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.  If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.  But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and …

Dinner With Olivia

It was Saturday evening and Layne was waiting outside of the mansion for Olivia. He expected her to arrive at any minute. She had called earlier that day to remind him about their date. "I didn't forget, you know," he told her. "I didn't want to take any chances," was her reply. "By the way, …

Escape to the Moors

He was out walking on the moors. Yesterday, he had left soon after returning to the mansion from church. He had changed and was on his way out when he ran into Sable. After their little exchange, he walked out of the door and didn't return until well after two in the morning. He stripped …

Facing Temptation

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it - 1 Corinthians 10:13, NKJV Temptation is something we all face. Even Jesus …

Saying Goodbye…For Now

"This is goodbye until we see each other again in London," Max said to Jabulani. They were alone outside of her family's house. He had come to say goodbye to her parents. He and Avianna were leaving on an early flight in the morning. "I'm going to miss you," Jabulani told him. She longed to …

Vengeance

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz She looked at the water longingly.  Should she do it?  The temptation was overwhelming.  Gripping the rail, she imagined how she would do it.  It had to look like an accident.  Then, she remembered, “…never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God, for he has said that he will repay those …

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