This Week's Story

A Quiet Observer, part one

Discover fascinating people and ideas in American history and the Bible through short stories on This Week's Story mp3 audio and text for reading.

A wild young woman targets Paul and Silas in Philippi.

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I was on a busy street in Philippi, Greece walking beside Paul and Silas. New sounds surrounded me. Chariots, wagons, Roman soldiers, and salespeople shouting from their food stands! I wasn’t used to the strong smell of horse manure on a main street.  There was a huge selection of local and foreign foods—many kinds of beans and peas, coarse brown bread, fine white bread, figs, dates, and olive oil from Africa and Spain.

I wished I could stop and smell the displays of spices and...

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