The Touch

"Wow!" Velma exclaimed when Tadeas walked into her office on Friday morning. "You're looking very corporate today, Mr. Gray. Nice suit." "Thank you. I'm having lunch with my father at his club and they have a dress code there." "I see. And which club is this?" He told her. "Oh. That is an upper class, …

At the Conference

It was a nice, sunny Monday morning in Detroit and Thorpe was at the International Banquet & Conference Center where the 3-day conference was taking place. There were lots of familiar faces but he was surprised to see one of them. He had been talking to a couple of people when he spotted her. She …

Shiloh

Everyone came to him for advice and to vent about something. Perhaps it was because he was easy to talk to and most of the young people didn't feel comfortable talking to other adults, least of all their parents. Or perhaps, it was because he was the Guidance Counselor at Sunnyside High School. Most of …

Beulah’s New Boss

It was Friday, August 26, 2016 when I met Kadeem. It was at the surprise farewell party for Tim Harrison, my manager who was retiring. Kadeem was replacing him. At the party, Tim introduced the staff to Kadeem. When I saw him, I couldn't stop staring. He was drop dead gorgeous. Coretta, my colleague and …

Tae’s Visit

"Tae! What a pleasant surprise. Come in." "I didn't think you would still be up." "It isn't that late. It's only eleven-thirty." "What about Dad? Is he still up?" "No. He's sleeping. You're all dressed up. Where have you been?" "To a party." "Why the long face?" "Wen and I broke up." That wasn't the …

Toshiro Consoles Ife

"What's the matter, Ife?" Toshiro asked.  He could tell that something was wrong. "I found out yesterday that Damba, my ex-husband was killed in a road accident." "I'm sorry to hear that, Ife.  Is there anything I can do for you?" She shook her head.  "No, there isn't." "When is the funeral?" "It's on Friday.  …

What is Lacking

The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?” - Matthew 19:20 All week I got this nagging sense that God was trying to tell me something.  I have been racking my brains trying to figure out what it is.  Finally, I decided to …

Mia’s Story

Ours isn't your typical love story.  I was a victim of human sex trafficking and he's an FBI agent.  My name is Mia and I'm 28 years old.  I was 18 when I ran away from home.  I was having problems with my mother who always made me feel like I was no good and …

The Queen of Soul

"When God loves you, what can be better than that?" ~ Aretha Franklin There is so much I could write about Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul but I decided to concentrate on the highlights of her music career and her "social and civic contributions". Aretha Louise Franklin was  born on March 25, 1942 in …

Dame Angela Lansbury

I still watch Murder, She Wrote because I like the show and the character Jessica Fletcher played by the great Angela Lansbury.  My 7 year old son is also a fan of Jessica Fletcher's.  Before taking on the role of a mystery writer in one of the longest running detective drama series in television history, …

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