First Day at Jacksonville University

It was the first day back to university. He had mixed feelings. While he was excited about the new year and teaching new students, he couldn't stop thinking about Kalisa and missing the times they spent together in Kigali. What was she doing at that moment? Was she already at the school or was she …

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Ritta Confronts Marius

"You're still in love with that woman, aren't you?" "She has a name, Ritta." "You haven't answered my question." "Yes! I'm still in love with Elspeth. Are you satisfied now?" "You're out of your mind. She's older than you and she's White." "Neither of those things matter to me. I was an idiot to break …

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Shanice’s Story

I'm an African American Muslim high-school graduate who met and fell in love with an Iranian man. My brother, Faizan works for him. He is a wealthy man who has a home and business here in San Diego. He also has a home in Mahmoodiyeh, an affluent residential area in Tehran. He was unmarried which surprised me because …

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The Lord Rejoices

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing – Zephaniah 3:17, KJV The fact that we are so valuable in God's eyes still blows me away. He is in our midst …

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What God Desires

“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3, 4, NKJV). What is God's greatest desire? It is that all men be saved. That is why He sent His Son, Jesus into the world, …

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Valued by God

Luke 15:8-10 Just recently I watched the movie, "The Wedding" with Halle Berry.  There was a scene when she went to the beach for a swim.  She took off her engagement ring and put it in her blouse.  When she went back, she couldn't find it.  Frantic, she felt around in the sand and when her …

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Women’s Fellowship

Years ago, I was part of the Women's Ministry at my church and one of the things I really liked about it was the fellowship.  We would hold programs like "Lunch and Learn" where women would come together at someone's home and a pastor or a speaker is invited to share a profound message with …

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