HAVING FAITH IN FAITH

HAVING FAITH IN FAITH

It’s second nature for some people to have faith and show trust in God. They somehow see the good in difficult people or trying situations. To them, the glass is always half full. You’ll often hear them say things like, “God will supply,” a... Read More »

BUTTERFLY ENCOUNTERS

BUTTERFLY ENCOUNTERS

As I was researching material for a short story about an antique dealer who collected rare butterflies, I came across a website that revealed a rich resource of stories involving those fascinating creatures. I was amazed at the vast quantit... Read More »

STARTING OVER

STARTING OVER

My husband and I moved to Canada a few years ago after 30 years abroad. During those years, I had lived, worked, and traveled throughout the Americas without ever returning to the place of my birth for any length of time. The repatriation p... Read More »

THE KINGFISHER EFFECT

THE KINGFISHER EFFECT

When Japan’s Sanyo Shinkansen “bullet train” was first put in service, residents along the train line complained about the noise level. About half the line was made up of tunnel sections, and the train would produce a tunnel boom on exiting... Read More »

CALLING THROUGH THE REGISTERS

CALLING THROUGH THE REGISTERS

My grandparents’ 1920 farmhouse was graced with solid oak floors and woodwork, and there were “registers,” adjustable grates in the floors that made it possible to regulate the flow of warm air that passed through ducts from the furnace in ... Read More »

ARMS AROUND ME

ARMS AROUND ME

Happiness is made up of many things: it is a smile of a child, the golden glows of a sunrise, the warm hug of a loved one, health after sickness. But such happiness is also transitory: a child does not always smile, the sunrise may be overs... Read More »

MY LITTLE GIRL

MY LITTLE GIRL

As many first-time mothers can probably relate to, nothing holds my interest like observing my little girl. Her facial expressions, the excitement in her eyes, her curiosity—just about everything she does brings out the motherly love in me.... Read More »

POSTCARD FROM VERONA

POSTCARD FROM VERONA

I was born in the hometown of Romeo and Juliet. Every day on my way to school, I used to walk past the famous balcony where Shakespeare has the pair exchange passionate vows after a party. I recently returned to Verona, in the north of Ital... Read More »

THE KALEIDOSCOPE OF GOD’S LOVE

THE KALEIDOSCOPE OF GOD’S LOVE

Love is like a stream. Some days it flows and rushes, for there is plenty. On other days it trickles, and you can see it bouncing against the unseen rocks. But even when love is dry and has lost its flow and lies nearly empty on the muddy b... Read More »

RESERVED FOR HIM

RESERVED FOR HIM

Some of the loneliest people are surrounded by others, yet they feel that no one understands them.—That is, the real person that they are. They long for someone to share their interests and problems, to sympathize with them. But it’s true t... Read More »

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