Even One Like Her: A Short Story

“Come and see the man who told me everything I’ve ever done…”

She walked a lonely road, water jug hoisted on her shoulder, that Samaritan woman. During the heat of the day she made the trek, her solitary trek, to the village well. Only when certain the others had returned to their own homes did she venture out. They didn’t welcome her company. No more than she, knowing they despised her, cared for theirs. 

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Is It Courage – Or Strength?

When deep inside we may feel like fraidy cats…

In light of my post yesterday on vaccine mandates, some comments caused me to reflect. Comments showing support and prayers for courage and peace, for which I’m so grateful! But also applauding our courage, and those made me pause.

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Bringing Christ Back into Christmas

Three lessons from Mary and Joseph on preparing our hearts to truly celebrate Christ this holiday season.

It starts earlier and earlier every year, the hype and commercialism. Christmas stuff and Halloween gore side-by-side in stores. Ads, articles, commercials and movies all conspiring, seemingly, to make us think we’re missing out on the perfect Christmas. 

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The Right Prayer {Five Minute Friday}

The right prayer? It’s a matter of the heart…

Prayer. What is it? Yes, we know that it’s conversation with our Lord. But what is it, really? Does it need words? Can it have emotions? How should we do it, and what should we expect from it?

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God’s Love in a Kitten, Part 2

God often works, and shows his love, in mysterious ways. And at times through such ordinary happenings we mistake them for mere chance or circumstance. Like the time he used a mamma cat’s unusual behavior to encourage our grandchildren.

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Healed By One Touch: A Short Story

Wiping her brow and fixing her scarf to better shield her fair skin, Tamar couldn’t help but wonder. “Why can’t I look like other girls, and be like them?” Then bit her tongue for even thinking such a thing. 

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