Adina and Asriel Hook Up

Adina was walking down the sidewalk when she spotted Asriel coming in her direction. It was the first time she was seeing him since his break up with Linda. "Are you going to preach to me about forgiveness?" he asked dryly. "I know you're bitter towards your father and that's understandable." "It's good to know …

What God Wants

If you want to know what God wants, the best place to find out is in the Bible.  One morning I was reading one of the psalms and God clearly spelled out what He wanted from His people.  "O my people, listen as I speak.  Here are my charges against you, O Israel: I am …

Mirror, Mirror

I'm tired of people walking up to me and asking for my autograph. For some crazy reason, they think I'm Halle Berry. When I tell them I'm not her, they look at me and then walk off miffed. They probably think Halle is one of those celebrities who fancy they're too big to waste time …

Not Captivating

"Before we study today, I just want to say that I read the book, Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge which you both recommended and it was a complete waste of my time." Carole and Susan stared at her.  "Why was it a waste of time?" Susan asked, peering over her glasses. "I have a …

I Love Him

"You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the LORD" - Leviticus 19:28, NKJV I never thought of getting a tattoo until I met and fell in love with Roger.  We met at a book fair four years ago.  We were book lovers …

From Self-harm to Self-love

Neeha always wore long sleeves even when it was hot and humid outside because she didn't want anyone, especially her friends to see the ugly cuts on her arms.  She wanted to stop cutting herself but she couldn't seem to.  It started when she became pregnant and told her mother who said, "Unless you get …

Love Lives On/Tranquil #writephoto

I stood there in the secluded spot and tranquil place where we used to meet.  It was our secret place where we could love each other freely.  Back there it was against the law for a white man and a black woman to have relations.  Race mixing as they called it was banned.  The punishment …

Room Mates

Rohan lay in bed, wide awake.  He couldn't sleep.  He glanced at the clock on the bedside table.  It was fifteen minutes past midnight.  Latisha still hadn't come home.  She was out on a date with some guy she met through a co-worker.  She had been gone since seven.  Was she having a good time?  …

The Letters

Her eyes went straight to the desk where she expected to see it and there it was.  Heart thudding, she walked into the classroom and picking it up, she examined it.  It was the same long, plain white envelope with her name written neatly on the front.  She got one every Thursday since the beginning …

The Last Session

He glanced at his watch.  She was late.  Sighing, he got up from the chair and walked over to the window where he stood gazing out at the street below.  Where was she?  She was supposed to be there ten minutes ago.  Was she with him again?  The last time she was late, she had …

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