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 …

The Digital Generation

When Girls Have Access to Technologies, A True Digital Revolution Will Be In Sight - IPS News Getty Image Today is International Day of the Girl Child and this year's theme is "Digital generation. Our generation". What is the digital generation? It is those who were born into or raised in the digital era. They …

Silenced, For Now

Image from Wall Street Journal Last night, we watched a documentary on Zohra, Afghanistan's first all-women orchestra named after the Persian goddess of music and made up of girls and women between the ages of 13-20, from a Kabul orphanage, was created in 2010 as a symbol of freedom from Taliban rule. I was truly …

Why I Left China

It has been five years since my father died.  My mother had passed away ten years ago. My father who was a kind and hardworking man, raised my younger sister, Ju and me. Life was hard for us, especially since we were Christians. My father was the reason why I left China for good.  It …

In A New York Minute

It was his first time in New York. He was there on business but today, he was doing a bit of sightseeing. It was a nice break from his otherwise quiet and uneventful life in Cornwall. He sighed as he thought about his life before...yes, those soothing sounds of sunshine and long forgotten days. He …

Six Months Apart

"You've been spending a lot of time with Melania since I told you that she's attracted to you. Why is that Matt?" "I haven't been spending a lot of time with Mel." "What about the time you went over to Joel's place and stayed to watch the Star Wars movie because she asked you to?" …

All Things to All People

"If the Bible were a wine, it would be Chardonnay." Her eyebrows rose. "Chardonnay?" "Yes, the Chardonnay of Truth," he said as he raised the glass and took a sip. "Why Chardonnay?" she asked. "Like Chardonnay, the Bible can be all things to all people. It can be a source of hope for some, comfort …

Jane’s Story

He says he loves me.  He treats me well.  I can't tell anybody that he's been teaching me how to read and write.  Every night, he comes to my cabin and teaches me how to read from the Bible. He tells me, "God loves you just as much as He loves me.  Your color doesn't matter …

Adornment

Who are you to judge another? - James 4:12 It was after the service and she had gone downstairs to use the washroom.  She was at the sink washing her hands when three women walked in.  As she looked at them through the mirror, the ready smile on her face faded when she saw the …

Freedom for Joe

Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed - 8:36 I’s in chains fo tryin’ to run away.  I’s a human being.  I shoulda bin free not nobody’s slave.  Dey treats us worst than dem animals.  When dey brought us here to this here plantation, dey had chains round our necks …

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