Bumping into Mr. Kyriaku

PHOTO PROMPT © Trish Nankeville "Are you thinking of buying the plant, Ms. Sambu?" Her heart skipped a beat when she saw Mr. Kyriaku standing there. "No." "Very unusual looking, isn't it?" "Yes." "Is something the matter?" "No." "Are you still embarrassed about seeing me naked?" She lowered her eyes and nodded. "Yes." "I didn't …

First Day at Jacksonville University

It was the first day back to university. He had mixed feelings. While he was excited about the new year and teaching new students, he couldn't stop thinking about Kalisa and missing the times they spent together in Kigali. What was she doing at that moment? Was she already at the school or was she …

Thirst for God

O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water (Psalm 63:1, NKJV). Photo by Patrick Schneider on Unsplash We should thirst for God as we thirst for water. Only He can quench our thirst. Only He can …

Fast Friends

Photo Prompt by Penny Gadd They came here on hot summer days.  It was their special place.  Fast friends since childhood and inseparable well into young adulthood. Neither was interested in dating.  “What do I need a boyfriend for when I have you?” she said once before she ran into the water, laughing. He chased …

The Cold Shoulder

It was Friday evening and outside the sun was setting. He was sitting on the sofa and the phone was beside him on speaker. He had decided to call this time instead of doing the usual ZOOM call. Usually, his mother answered the phone but this time, his father did. "Hi, Dad." "Hi, Jason." "How …

Doing Your Part

He turns a wilderness into pools of water, And dry land into watersprings.  There He makes the hungry dwell, That they may establish a city for a dwelling place, And sow fields and plant vineyards, That they may yield a fruitful harvest - Psalm 107:35-37, NKJV. Image by iStock God will provide you with what …

The Grapefruit Diet

I used to think that grapefruit helped me to lose weight and I still did up to a few minutes. I’m thinking of going on a diet and wanted to start back eating grapefruit. Now, I’m not so sure that it will help me to shed the pounds. I googled to see if I have …

Color Conscious

Photo by David Stewart “What are those blue and pink thingies bobbing in the water?” Ally asked Rick. “Probably floating lanterns.” “Why those two particular colors? Why not purple and red or yellow and orange?” “How should I know?” he demanded irritably. “No need to get snippy,” she retorted. “Look, are we here to have …

Food Matters

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself – Daniel 1:8, NKJV. Getty Image Daniel and his three friends chose to eat …

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