A Poem in Patois

PHOTO PROMPT © LIsa Fox "Mama, why did the pastor read that poem about a preacher named Uriah? Was he a real person?" "I don't know. It's possible that Louise Bennett knew someone like that." "Did she write the poem?" "Yes." "Did she speak English?" "Of course, she did. She was Jamaican." "Then, why couldn't I …

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Teaching, Playwrights and Burgers

He reached the plank and emerged from the water. As he hoisted himself out of the water, with his hands flattened on the wood, he turned his head towards her direction. She could tell that he was looking at her. Her heart began to pound like crazy. Should she leave now before he got completely …

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Praise God for the Exodus

When Israel went out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language, Judah became His sanctuary, And Israel His dominion. The sea saw it and fled; Jordan turned back. The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.  What ails you, O sea, that you fled? O Jordan, that you turned back? O mountains, that you skipped like rams? O …

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Christmas Service, Cruise & More

It was Christmas Day and that morning, he attended Christmas church service at St Martins in the Field in Trafalgar Square with Chioma. It was an uplifting service with Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir who performed Mary's Nativity. It had been ages since he had been in a church. Afterwards, they went on the Christmas Day …

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Anaïs Throws a Wrench

Hank was on his way to the grocery store when he bumped into Anaïs. "Hello, Anaïs." "Hello, Pastor Hank." "How is the Bible Study coming along?" "Great. I just finished the first lesson." The first lesson was, Is There Anything Left You Can Trust? It was a study about the Bible. "I got all the …

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Father Desjardin’s Invitation

It was another beautiful day and was out for a walk. She wished she could stay out there in the sunshine all day long. However, she had to return home and was pleasantly surprised to find Father Desjardins there. He was visiting her grandmother. They were in the living-room having tea. He rose to his …

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A Night at the Opera

I couldn't believe that I was here at the Metropolitan Opera House to see Lucia di Lammermoor. It was while we were having lunch at the Café Fledermaus after our afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that he asked me if I was interested in going to the opera with him and I said …

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The Virtuous One

“If God has called you to China or any other place and you are sure in your own heart, let nothing deter you. Remember, it is God who has called you and it is the same as when He called Moses or Samuel” - Gladys Aylward Gladys Aylward was born in Edmonton, North London. She …

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Off to Nairobi

As he sat there, waiting to board his flight to Nairobi, Kenya, he could still hear his mother demanding for the umpteenth time, "Why do you have to go there?" "My company is sending me there, Ma." "Why Africa? Why not America or Canada or England?" "They need me in Nairobi. Besides, I've always wanted …

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Christmas in Rome

She couldn't believe that they were in Rome. They arrived yesterday morning, came straight to the hotel, showered, changed and went sightseeing after having breakfast. They visited St. Peter's Square to see the giant Christmas tree and the Piazza Navona Christmas Market where they sold all kinds of Christmas sweets, toys, nativity figures, decorations, and …

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