A Safe Refuge Part II

Grace clicked out of the pop-up news article and turned away from her laptop with a sigh. She’d tried so hard to be brave after Mom told her Elijah’s story. She’d even tried to trust God with her fear and listen to Him for what to do. But if God was saying something to her, …

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The Lord Who Provides

In Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain fantasy series, the hybrid manbeast Gurgi is gifted with an enchanted wallet that never runs out of food. Gurgi is thrilled with the gift and seizes every opportunity to share its contents with his companions as they embark upon their various quests. Factoring into Gurgi’s enthusiasm and pride …

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For Such A Time As This

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo."So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of …

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Word of Life

The fantasy universe created by Marvel Comics features a character whose super power is a catastrophically destructive voice. The tiniest sound (or whisper) made by Black Bolt is liable to obliterate an entire city. With a voice that can spell death, Black Bolt has learned to maintain absolute silence in order to preserve the Inhuman …

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Transformed

“Banke, is there something on our faces?” Dad laughed over dinner. “You’ve been staring at your mom and me since we left church!”             “I told you she was weird,” smirked Lanre, Banke’s younger brother.             “Sorry,” Banke said with a shamefaced smile. “I’ve been thinking about something Pastor Yemi said during youth service today.” …

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Worthy By His Power

Lola and her parents applauded as the founder of a Nigerian charity was honored by a global media network for her contributions to society.             “Her family must be so proud,” Mom said with a smile.             Dad nodded. “I know I would be!”             “I want to be like her when I grow up,” …

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Walking Worthy

Lola flung her backpack into the car and slammed the door behind her. With a snort, she folded her arms across her chest and scrunched her face into a furious scowl.  Silently, Dad navigated out of the primary school parking lot and eased into traffic headed towards their home in the Ikoyi suburb of Lagos, …

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Tobi and the New Kid

“There was a new kid in school today,” Tobi said to his mom. “His family just moved back to Nigeria from the United States.”             “That’s nice,” Mom said. “Is this his first time in Africa?”             Tobi shook his head. “He said he’d been to Kenya before, but never Nigeria.”             “Hmm.” Mom replied. …

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