The New Priest

Freepik Image Cassandra Brown stared at the priest who was standing there, praying. She hadn't heard him come in. She had been kneeling in one of the pews, praying the Rosary. He must be new. She had never seen him before and she had been coming to church every Sunday since she moved into the …

A Funeral, a Divorce & Cheating

I was sitting listlessly in my living-room. I had just come home from visiting Aunt Savitri after we went to church. The sermon, Compassion Like Christ was very interesting and it held my attention from beginning to end. After the service, we mingled with the minister and other church members before we left. As we …

Hank Questions Ede

It was Saturday and they were having lunch at Ede's grandmother's house. Ede could tell that something was troubling Pastor Hank. He wasn't his usual jovial self. He was pleasant when interacting with her grandmother but a few times, she caught him watching her with an guarded expression on his face. She couldn't wait to …

A Day in Ouidah

Ede was looking out the window when she saw Hank drive up. Immediately her heart began to beat faster. "Pastor Hank is here," she told her grandmother. "Good. I'm looking forward to meeting him." Ede went to answer the door. Hank's face broke into big smile when he saw her. "Good morning, Pastor Hank." "Good …

Remembered Today

When John Mason Neale founded the Sisterhood of St. Margaret to care for the sick, he was met with opposition from church members.  They attempted to thwart his efforts to alleviate the misery of the poor, many of whom died unattended.  He was accused of returning to Roman Catholicism because of the nuns. They threatened …

Your Gift

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant - 1 Corinthians 12:1, NKJV Do you find yourself wishing you could pray better or play the piano or have stronger faith? You’re not alone. Many of us at one time or another felt inadequate when we compared ourselves to other church members. I remember …

Ife’s Loss

"He was only twenty-nine!"  Ife couldn't believe it.  Her ex-husband, Damba was dead.  "What happened?" she asked  her brother, Irumba.  It was a Sunday afternoon and she was at home.  Miremba was out with her friends.  Irumba had stopped by to give her the news. "He was killed in  road accident.  It was caused by over-speeding which resulted …

Embittered

She sat at the window looking down at the playground where she used to go with her kids until that fateful afternoon when she was shot trying to hustle them away after learning that there was an armed suspect in the vicinity.  Her fingers gripped the handles of her wheelchair as hatred welled up inside …

Recommit to God

But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.  I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill.  Selah - Psalm 3:3, 4 When I was going through a tough time because I was pregnant and unmarried, the …

Bundles of Joy

For with God nothing will be impossible - Luke 1:37 As she sat by the window, looking out, she recalled those turbulent years when Mark and she were trying in vain to have children.  They have been married for twelve years.  They met through a mutual friend and it was love at first sight.  They dated for a …

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