Who was Richard Allen? He was America’s first black bishop. He was born to parents who were slaves. Soon after the family was sold to a Delaware farmer. Richard faced racism, cruelty and inequality. He wasn’t educated and anything he wanted to undertake he needed his master’s permission. His master, in order to pay his… Read More From Slave to Bishop
It sat there, languishing, the beautiful chateau, which used to be bustling with life. It was the place where everybody who was anybody went. Many extravagant parties were thrown there. The owner, Jean Monet and his lovely wife, Margot who left their vineyard in Bordeaux to move to our community six years ago were the… Read More Behind These Walls…
French writer, Philippe Gautier once lived in the building behind the merry-go-round. A handsome and conceited man, he believed that women were created for his pleasure. They all found him irresistible, except Sophie. Sophie sang at the pub he frequented. Enchanted by her, he turned on the charm but she spurned him and had him… Read More Poetic Justice?
He’s dead. My brother is dead because he wore a yellow bandanna. The police officer shot him because he thought he was a member of the Amarillos. I saw it with my own eyes. I saw when it happened. I saw him shoot my brother in cold blood even though he told him that he… Read More Guilt and Regret
“Darius, I want you to be honest with me, no matter how painful it’s going to be for both of us.” He tried to appear calm but his heart was racing. The moment he dreaded was here. “All right.” “Did you go to the beach this morning?” “Yes.” “Were you alone?” “Yes.” “Are you having… Read More The Confession
I’m a Literature Evangelist and youth leader in my church. I’m on fire for the Lord so I leave tracts on buses, trains, taxis, the waiting rooms of doctors, dentists, on sidewalks, streets–yes, I drop them as I walk. Sometimes I would stand on the sidewalk and hand them out to people as they walk… Read More Janco’s Story (Part One)
“Mr. Johnson, how does it feel to be a free man after spending twenty-five years in jail?” a reporter asked Leroy Johnson as he stood in front of the courthouse with its massive pillars. His mother was beside him. He looked around at the sea of reporters with their mikes shoved in his face and… Read More Free/Pillars #writephoto
Today is Good Friday, a day many Christians observe. It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It was the day Jesus was brought before the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate who after examining Him, declared that he found Him not guilty of anything deserving of death. When Pilate learned that Jesus… Read More Good Friday