A New Lease on Life

Some years ago, I was down in the dumps because I found out that my girlfriend, Rachel was cheating on me. I was hurt and livid. After I tore into her, I left her flat and drove for how long, I don't remember. I was tempted to go to a bar and get plastered but …

Dark Skinned Girl

I look at myself in the mirror and see a beautiful dark-skinned young woman staring back at me.  I’m radiant because I’m marrying the love of my life—Ronald, an African-American man.  We met two years ago at a friend’s party.  One of the women there told me to my face that Ronald wouldn’t be interested …

Joe Goes Clubbing

I must be out of my mind, Joe thought to himself. I'm actually going to a nightclub which I have never done in my entire life. I'll probably be the oldest person there. Love certainly makes us do crazy things sometimes. "You look so adorable," Kalisha said. "Adorable?" She laughed. "Adorable and sexy." "Sexy is …

Confession Time

He was in his bedroom, sitting on the floor like Shiloh, trying to sort things out in his head. Over and over in his mind, he thought of what Jennifer had said to him. There had been two things he had to do--break up with Alanis which he did on Tuesday and find out how …

Abishag

Abishag was the young and beautiful Shunammite woman. Her name means, "my father is a wanderer.” She was chosen to be the helper and servant of King David in his old age. One of her duties was to lie next to the king to keep him warm in bed. The covers they put over him …

First Day at Work

It was his first day for work. He was sitting in the lounge. The company car had picked him outside of his apartment building at seven sharp and brought him over to the company which was about a forty-five minute drive. He was told to wait in the lobby and that someone would be down …

Coco

We met at a mutual friend's party. As soon as I walked into the room, I spotted her. She was easily the most beautiful girl in the entire room. She was flirting with a man who looked old enough to be her father but when she saw me, she ditched the poor sod and made …

The Banquet

Edward had just finished getting dressed for the banquet he was attending when the phone rang. He was tempted to ignore it when he saw that it was Cate. Grimacing, he picked up the receiver. "Yes, Cate," he answered wearily. "What is it this time?" "You'll be pleased to know that I told Mother and …

Simple Eyes

Your eye is the lamp of your body - Luke 11:34, NIV We met in Rafiki's training village in Rwanda.  There are ten villages and each one provides living and educational facilities through Bible Study, Education, Teacher Training, Orphan Care, and Widows.    Rafiki means "friend" in Swahili.  The organization befriends orphans and widows in …

Women Astronomers

This painting of a young woman looking through a telescope is by Pietro Rotari, an Italian painter of the Baroque period.  He was born in Verona.  His career took him from place and he died in 1762 at the age of 55 in St Petersburg where he had traveled to paint for the Russian court. …

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