FGM in America

“To cut off the sensitive sexual organ of a girl is directly against the honesty of nature, a distortion to her womanhood, and an abuse of her fundamental human right”- Joseph Osuigwe Chidiebere Jennifer, seen here as a child, underwent FGM When you hear about female genital mutilation (FGM), you automatically think of Africa where …

Stand Up For Jesus

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary Francesco, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020. "Homosexual people have the right to be in a family," the Pope said in the interview. "They are children of God. What we …

The Long-haired Pastor

Whenever people find out that I'm a  pastor, they look at me in disbelief.  I guess it's the long hair.  I always tell them that how you look on the outside isn't what matters it's what's on the inside.  And then I tell them the story about the prophet Samuel going to the house of …

My Two Dates with Anwar

School is out and I'm on my way home when Anwar walks up to me. My heart begins to pound and I can barely hide my excitement. The cutest guy in the entire school is standing right here in front of me. "Hi Rosalie." I smile shyly. "Hi Anwar." "Are you going to the Christmas …

Melody

He was a rich and successful man. Those who knew him described him as "diligent and debatable." He was hard-working, industrious, meticulous, contentious and controversial. He butted heads with lots of people. He was always engaged in a battle of wits and more times than not, he emerged the victor. He was an ambitious man …

Don’t Put it Off

"I passed by your church this morning and heard the congregation singing, Jesus is Coming Again." "Yes. It's one of my favorite hymns." "You really believe He's coming again." "Of course. God is not a Man that He should lie. Jesus promised that He will come again and He will." "If that is true, why …

Do Nothing?

“As a sentient being, I find it extremely difficult to understand how a mother can treat her daughter so atrociously.” “It’s none of our business, Virginia.” “Mother, put yourself in that girl’s shoes.  How would you feel if grandmother treated you like that?” “There’s nothing we can do about it.” “So, we just keep silent …

Afternoon Tea with Mrs. Siri

"Grandma, why do people call you eerie Siri?" "I guess it's because they think I'm strange." "Strange in what way?" "It think it's because of my right eye." "You can't help that." "I know, Baby but that's how folks are. They get scared when they see something they don't like or don't understand. Don't let …

The Blessed Assurance

And now, dear brothers, I want you to know what happens to a Christian when he dies so that when it happens, you will not be full of sorrow, as those are who have no hope.  For since we believe that Jesus died and then came back to life again, we can also believe that when …

The Search For Nata

I was very discouraged from my trip to Dakar. I showed everyone I met the photo but no one seemed to know who she was or where she was. After two unfruitful weeks, I returned to Paris. I kept the photo in my wallet. I'm not sure why I did that. I looked at it …

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