Depend On God

Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,So our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He has mercy on us. - Psalm 123:1-4, NKJV Image by Unsplash Just as a …

Slavery and Grooming

"What's on your mind?" Mats asked Abi. She looked like she was thinking about something. "Downtrodden doozies and winded waxers." "I'm sure you're going to explain what you mean." "Downtrodden doozies are people who are mistreated because they are thought to be troublesome, difficult or problematic. When slaves rebelled against their masters, they were seen as troublesome …

Out of the Blue

“Why did he break up with me so suddenly and then disappear?” This is the question I have been asking myself since my boyfriend Harlan dumped me. We had been going steady since high-school and all through university. We were so happy together and madly in love or so I thought. Then, one day out of …

My Dream Vacation

I'm staying at the Domaine des Hautes Roches, the first luxury troglodyte hotel in France.  I went there for a much needed break after completing my Masters in Psychology.  My mother disliked the idea of me going alone.  “Why travel all that way on your own?” she asked.  “Why not take a friend with you?” …

Shackles

As she read the two volume autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, she was reminded of how fortunate she was.  She was a black, educated woman who was able to go to the university of her choice and become what she had always dreamed of.   She and her parents left the West Indies for a better life in America.   Her …

Academic Streaming

"University isn't the place for you.  You're better off taking applied courses.  I can recommend some and where you can go to do them." When Carol heard these words, she felt as though her guidance counselor had picked her up and tossed her into the sea, leaving her adrift in the waves of emotions of disbelief …

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