Nature Walks & Falling in Love

He hadn't meant for it to happen but it had. She was his teenage sister, Felice's childhood friend and he had fallen hopelessly and madly in love with her. How could it have happened? He had known her since she was nine--a scraggly girl with braids who used to smile shyly at him whenever she …

Samira Nasr

In 2021, Montreal born, Samira Nasr becomes Harper Bazaar's first black editor-in-chief. She made history in the magazine's 154 year history. She took over the helm in the middle of a pandemic but after months of setbacks, the March issue debuted. She totally owned it, featuring Megan Thee Stallion on its cover. Samira's vision for the …

Born to be An Artist

Photo by Brenda Cox Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be an artist.  While my siblings and friends played, I sketched.  I sketched people, places, nature and still life.  I could spend hours and hours just sketching but, I always did my chores.  When I was older, I painted watercolors, which …

When Overwhelmed, Seek God

I cried out to God with my voice—To God with my voice; And He gave ear to me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord - Psalm 77:1, 2 Sometimes God allows trials in our lives, but don't be discouraged. It's always for a good reason. It could be Him trying to …

Exploring the Moors

She arrived earlier than she had planned to and Benson informed her that Mr. Müller had gone for a walk. "Perhaps you will like to wait in the drawing-room until he returns," he said. "Do you know where he went?" she asked. "Perhaps I can join him." "I believe he might be somewhere on the …

At the Museum

Marius was at the museum with Ritta. She had persuaded him to go with her although he would have preferred to stay at home, in his room. He couldn't stop thinking about Elspeth and pining for her. Several weeks had passed since he told her that he couldn't see her any more. Walking away from …

Tobias and Puah Celebrate

It was Puah's nineteenth birthday and they were celebrating it at the same Lebanese restaurant where they had their first dinner together. They have been dating since Tobias broke up with Yasma which was the day after Puah and he made love for the first time. That morning, he had shown up at her apartment …

The Meaning of Worship

Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! - 1 Chronicles 16:29, NKJV What exactly is worship? It is to bow down, prostrate oneself, pay homage, make obeisance and to do reverence before something or someone. We are called to worship the Lord. He …

Complicated

My name is Marguerite. I am living with a man who is my guardian, sponsor and lover. We met two years ago when I was still in high-school and living with my grandmother who passed away shortly after. I was in Barnes & Nobel and browsing in the Religion section when I sensed that someone …

Papa

One thing I will always be grateful to Papa for is passing on the passions of painting, music and the love of nature. I remember when I was a little girl, while Beethoven, Bach or Mozart, his favorites, played in the background, he would paint. The music seemed to calm and inspire him at the …

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