Don’t Get Involved

Photo by August de Richelieu on Pexels.com "Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.  Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those …

Fear and Wisdom

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom - Psalm 111:10 What does it mean to "fear" the Lord? Does it mean to be terrified of Him? No. It means to be in reverence of Him (to have and show the utmost respect) and who wouldn't be once they come to know Him? The psalmist actually gives us some …

Abebi’s Dream

My name is Abebi and I'm from Bauchi, Nigeria.  I love school.  I love learning new things.  I want to become a teacher because we need more female teachers here in our schools.  More female teachers will encourage girls to remain in school.  I think girls will relate better to female teachers and feel more …

A Dreaded Meeting

"You know what I'm going to miss when we leave Johannesburg?" Avianna asked Max one afternoon when they were relaxing in the living-room. He had gone home for lunch and had a few hours to kill before heading back to the hospital. "What's that?" "Knitting neighbors and nagging noises." "I'm not sure I understand what …

Knowing God’s Will

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. - Ephesians 5:17, NKJV How do you know what God's will is for your life? The best way to find out is to read His Word. God speaks to us through the Scriptures. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11 which says, "For I know …

Veronica Goes to the Farm

"What are you doing here, Veronica?" She tried not to be distracted by his jean clad, half-naked body. "Did you put on any sunscreen or sunblock?" she asked. His expression darkened. "Never mind that," he snapped. "What are you doing here?" "I wanted to help." "Take a look around. How are you going to help?" …

Janco’s Story (Part Two)

Five years have passed since I took Nasha to the shelter for street children.  A lot has happened within that time.  I'm still handing out tracts but now I'm a Youth leader in my church.  My Mother is back home and she hasn't touch a drink since she checked into the Drug and Alcohol Rehab …

Following Her Passion

  How do people react when they learn that she’s Senegal’s first female graffiti artist?  Do they grimace because they believe that women shouldn’t paint or do they applaud her for following her passion? 33 Words This is based on Dieynaba Sidibe, Senegal's first female graffiti artist. Through her artistic expression, Dieynaba wanted to show …

Assimilation

Assimilation.  It was something Chaska fought against from the very start.  Much like I tried to fight my attraction and gradual love for him.  We were of different cultures and races.  I always believed that one day after I left college, I would marry a colored man.  Never once did I ever imagine that I would …

Heartstrings

"I love the way you play," he said. I smiled, flattered.  "Thank you." We were standing backstage at Carnegie Hall.  I had invited him to the performance and was thrilled that he actually came. "The way you played that piece it was as if you were telling a story.  You had me hooked." "Joshua Bell, …

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