From Slave to Bishop

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 …

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Tanner Bumps into Melania

Tanner was at Yorkdale Shopping Mall when he spotted Melania and Matt together. They had just come down the escalator from the food court. They were talking and laughing. They didn't see him. He watched them as they stood there. They seem pretty friendly, he thought to himself. Was there something going on between them? …

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The Word Gave Life

In Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind - John 1:4, MEV In Jesus is spiritual life and through Him it shines forth as a light in a world full of darkness so that men who are drawn to it (the light), may also part take of it through the Holy …

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Confessions and Christmas

"Nita, I want to be in a relationship with you. How do you feel about that?" "How do you think I feel about it?" "You tell me." "I feel great because it's what I want too." He smiled. "I'm happy to hear that." They were at her place and after having dinner, they were relaxing …

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Vengeance

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz She looked at the water longingly.  Should she do it?  The temptation was overwhelming.  Gripping the rail, she imagined how she would do it.  It had to look like an accident.  Then, she remembered, “…never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God, for he has said that he will repay those …

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VP Kamala Harris’ Message

For over 30 years, Futures Without Violence has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns which empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world. It is a health and social justice nonprofit and its mission is to "heal those among us who are traumatized by violence today – and …

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The Slow Dance

The sun was still shining and I was feeling really good. I knew I was looking sharp in my fancy new suit. I wanted to impress Jully. I left my place and got in my car, anxious to be on my way. I couldn't wait to see her. It was all I could think about. …

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After the Celebration

Weeks had passed since his parents' wedding anniversary dinner which had turned out much better than he had expected. When he and Tulia showed up, Sandy and her family were already there so he introduced her to them. They were pleased to meet her and his nephew and niece warmed to her too. Then, the …

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Salvation

“Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” – Luke 19:9, 10. Salvation is free and it’s for everyone, no matter who you are or what you have done. All you have …

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Are You a Light?

It is God’s will that your good lives should silence those who foolishly condemn the Gospel without knowing what it can do for them, having never experienced its power. You are free from the law, but that doesn’t mean you are free to do wrong. Live as those who are free to do only God’s …

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