The Slow Dance

The sun was still shining and I was feeling really good. I knew I was looking sharp in my fancy new suit. I wanted to impress Jully. I left my place and got in my car, anxious to be on my way. I couldn't wait to see her. It was all I could think about. …

Matt and Melania Dance

He watched as his parents danced to their favorite song, Moondust and Magic. They looked so happy and still very much in love after all these years of marriage. Growing up, he had never seen them cross with each other or heard them exchange angry words. Their marriage was the kind he had aspired to …

Wanting to Be Wise

Read Genesis 3:1-6 Is it wrong to want to be like God? The serpent told Eve that if she ate the fruit which God told her not to eat, she would not die but would be like Him knowing good and evil. This, of course, appealed to Eve. Who wouldn’t like to be our heavenly …

Fateful Choices

"When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with any business; he shall be free at home one year, and bring happiness to his wife whom he has taken" – Deuteronomy 24:5, NKJV Uriah the Hittite and King David were in the wrong places. Uriah …

The Costume Party

She was sitting on the sofa when her mother led him into the living-room. He couldn't stop staring at her. She looked exquisite. "Hello, Jabulani," he greeted her quietly. "Hello, Doctor," she replied. "Do you like my costume?" "Yes, I do." "I'm dressed as a swan." "Yes, a very beautiful swan." "And you're dressed as …

The Forbidden Fruit

"This apple is so delicious," Avril exclaimed. "It's sweet and tart at the same time. Now, I know why Eve couldn't resist eating one." "Why do you assume that it was an apple she ate?" Donny asked. "Why couldn't it have been a plum or a mango or some other fruit?" "I don't know. In …

The Kiss

"Oh, Grandma, I didn't know that you had company." Clara's eyes shifted from her to Father Kowalski. "Good evening, Pastor Kowalski." It took a moment for him to reply because he was taken aback by how she looked, all dressed up. "Good evening, Clara." Mrs. Siri beamed. "You look lovely, Clara." "Thanks, Grandma." "She's going …

Bread Alone

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’” - Matthew 4:4 NKJV The trouble with most temptations is that they may seem harmless or even good for us. After all, what's wrong with turning a stone into bread …

All Things to All People

"If the Bible were a wine, it would be Chardonnay." Her eyebrows rose. "Chardonnay?" "Yes, the Chardonnay of Truth," he said as he raised the glass and took a sip. "Why Chardonnay?" she asked. "Like Chardonnay, the Bible can be all things to all people. It can be a source of hope for some, comfort …

Nothing Too Hard

“Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you - Jeremiah 32:17, NIV How comforting it is to know that nothing is hard too for God. There are times when we are overwhelmed by problems, in the midst of trials and …

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