Star-crossed Lovers

"Oh, Joseph, I love you so much." "I love you too, Miss Louisa." "I wish we could run away together. I hate living on this awful plantation." "We can't run way, Miss Louisa. They'd kill me 'cause I run way with a White woman." "I won't let them hurt you, Joseph. I'd rather die first." …

Not Fate

"Don’t tell me it’s fate," she said. "Our meeting and falling in love has nothing to do with fate but everything to do with faith. I prayed for God to bless me with love and He has." Posted for July 2020 Writing Prompts – #14 – Don't tell me it's fate 

Thinking of Her

She ran along the beach, laughing.  When she looked back and me and smiled, my heart stopped.  The sun hit her at just the right angle.  I envied it because it was caressing her face.  The hands holding the camcorder ached to hold her instead.  I forced myself to concentrate on my task.  I wanted …

Fate

What's meant to be will always find a way ― Trisha Yearwood I was attracted to her from the first moment I saw her but she was dating my friend, Martin.  I was dating too.  But our respective relationships didn't prevent us from subtle flirting and exchanging glances.  There were times when we went on …

Christ’s Suffering

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man - Hebrews 2:9 Today is a very emotional day for me.  The waterworks began this morning soon after I …

Changed

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. This was the prayer that changed Lisa's life. Before she prayed it one night in her room, she was a selfish person.  She went about her busy life, not having time for anyone. She went to church, yes, but she …

Rescued

She came from Niger, a place notorious for child marriage. Her name is Abayomi which means "she brings me joy". She was only 14 when her parents insisted that she got married Abayomi was filled with horror.  She had heard stories of  girls as young as seven years  old being sold into marriage. She didn't …

Persecuted Church

But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name's sake - Luke 21:12 Pastor Samuel was arrested under false charges and imprisoned for eight years.  He was not able to …

A Father’s Vow

“If You will indeed deliver the people of Ammon into my hands, then it will be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the people of Ammon, shall surely be the Lord’s, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering” - …

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