Taahira’s Story

People stare at me because of the tribal marks on my face.  I wish I never had them.  I wish I knew what I looked like without them.  Before I left Nigeria, I asked my mother about them.  She said that she and my father were merely upholding traditional practices. I wished that I was …

How to Claim A Promise From God

2 Peter 3:8-13 This reading brings to mind Abraham.  God had promised him that he would have a son and the numbers of stars would be how large his generation would be.  Abraham could claim this promise.  This promise of a son met Abraham’s nee.  He would have an heir.  It was in submission to …

Leaving

  “You’re leaving?” “Yes.” “Why?” “Last night, I dreamed about a tree with beautiful carvings on its trunk.  Carvings were used to preserve the heritage and identity of the indigenous people.   The dream showed me that I need embrace my culture again.” “So, you’re leaving me because of the dream?” “No, I’m leaving because I’m …

Mary Seacole

I just finished reading a very long but interesting biography of Mary Seacole. When I mentioned her to my husband, he immediately knew who I was talking about. He’s from Jamaica where Mary was born. She was born on November 23, 1805 to a Scottish father and Jamaican mother. Her father was a soldier in …

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