Charm – Six Sentence Story

Beatriz’ sister told her that she could get her six-year-old son healed from his stomach pains that often left him wincing and crying for a mere $70. The bill from the hospital had already reached thousands of dollars with no hope that her son would ever get better.

Beatriz had no doubt that what her sister offered would work since she knew many who were healed through those means. However, she also knew there would be hidden costs living under the charm of a deceitful lullaby.

Within two months her son breathed his last and was buried in the church cemetery attended by friends who had prayed for them seemingly without success. However, right up to her own death forty years later Beatriz was grateful for those prayers which gave her the strength to reject her sister’s screaming, blaming and hell-bound insistence that she exchange her and her son’s souls for temporary relief.


Denise offers the word “charm” to be used in this week’s Six Sentence Stories.

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

Proverbs 31:30 (NASB)
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Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

37 thoughts on “Charm – Six Sentence Story”

  1. Well said, Frank! Literally and figuratively there are “hidden costs living under the charm of a deceitful lullaby.” Society is being charmed and deceived more and more each day. Praise God that for those who fear the Lord we walk and live in Truth not in falsehood.

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    1. It is being charmed and deceived. May we all fear the Lord. Thank you, Mandy.

      And thank you for the reference to Jeffrey Niehaus through Jim Lee. I have listened to a couple of his lectures so far and find them very helpful with understanding the Bible.

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  2. Not sure that I quite follow, Frank, but seems to be a lot of soul-searching going on. Re ‘The bill from the hospital had already reached thousands of dollars’ it seems the American people should do some soul-searching about universal health care. 😉

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  3. Yow!
    Engaging, poignant with a powerful message.
    (Though I might add, a message for all as they might perceive it. Faith (imo) is not a science and any effort to make it conform to logic and the rational only betrays a person’s lack of appreciation of the power of Faith. (Which leads us to accuse the sister of demonstrating such a lack, as faith does not require validation. There’s an old saying, ‘Knowledge can be shared, knowing cannot.’)
    Thought-provoking Six, yo

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