Indeed

Indeed

Awakened by the gentle stirrings of wind and light chasing away the darkness, Mary solemnly rose, washed her hands and face, and then gathered the necessary items. Covering her head, she began the trek to the tomb with sorrowful steps and heavy-hearted silence. As she...
The Return

The Return

I have a word search puzzle book that I love. Each page has a hymn to solve, and the opposite side has a psalm. While searching for words from a hymn, I was inspired to write a story using the word list. Here is the story; the words are underlined. Read it and then...
Heart Treasures: Jesus’ Arrival Through Mary’s Eyes

Heart Treasures: Jesus’ Arrival Through Mary’s Eyes

I had been met by nothing but scornful glances and reproachful comments during my whole pregnancy. But the events surrounding the birth of my son, Jesus, confirmed to me the truth that he really is Messiah. I call these moments my “heart treasures.” I hold on to them...
Tea and Leaves

Tea and Leaves

I sit here at my writing desk looking out over the fields now yellowed and browned with age and listen to the farmers’ machinery humming in the distance. Once again, I am overwhelmed with the golden warmth of this season. The sweet scent of earth and ripe fruit,...
Quietly, the Stone Fell

Quietly, the Stone Fell

(a short story based on John 8:3-11) The temple was crowded that day. Warm, moist heat surrounded me. The sun was brilliantly golden. This was not the first time I’d come to hear this man teach, but I was still uncomfortable with my surroundings. I sensed it was...
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