My Shepherd

Psalm 23:  1-4 (NLT) 1 The Lord is my shepherd;     I have all that I need. 2 He lets me rest in green meadows;     he leads me beside peaceful streams. 3     He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths,     bringing honor to his name. 4 Even when I walk     through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid,     for …

The Storms

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble – Psalm 46:1 Some trials are like thunderstorms—ephemeral—they come suddenly and then are gone within a short time.  Other trials linger until we wonder if we will ever come out of them.  During those times, what do we do?  Do we let ourselves …

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 …

The Lion’s Roar

The winged lion reminds me of the fearless Doctor Balewa who treated me after I was gang raped by militants.  I was a complete wreck but this man of God not only restored me physically but psychologically.   He helped me to regain my dignity.  I found the courage and strength to pick up the pieces …

Delight in the Lord

I had a dream one morning in which someone said, "Give God your best and He will do the rest."  I mentioned this to my husband, Dave and he thought of what it said about the desires of our hearts in Psalm 37 which I looked up. Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He …

Sing to the Lord

Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises - Psalm 98:4 Praising God is something that should be as natural as breathing.  It's hard to do so, however, when facing trials, problems or challenges, but that is the time when we really need to do it.  I …

At the Top

Here she was at the top and the view was magnificent.  She spread out her arms in triumph.  She had always wanted to climb a mountain, any mountain and she had done just that.  She felt terrific. On top of the world.   She had achieved more than climbing to the top of a mountain. …

It Takes Courage

Waiting takes courage.  That's what King David implied when he said, "Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!" (Psalm 27:14). Waiting takes a lot of courage especially when you are tempted to act.  You want answers or results right away but God …

Sojourner Truth

Empowered by her religious faith, the former slave worked tirelessly for many years to transform national attitudes and institutions. According to Nell Painter, Princeton professor and Truth biographer, "No other woman who had gone through the ordeal of slavery managed to survive with sufficient strength, poise and self-confidence to become a public presence over the …

World Leprosy Day

Tens of thousands of people in the world suffer from leprosy, a bacterial infection which affects the skin and destroys nerves.  Since the disease affects the nervous system, the affected areas become numb. People suffering from leprosy cannot feel pain and can easily hurt or injure themselves.  These injuries can become infected and result in tissue …

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