Victorious!

Acts 12:1-18 Would the curse of Herod ever break? Rhoda shivered slightly in the midnight chill and tugged at her wrap with one hand while the other clutched a water pitcher. She navigated the room, stepping around the friends and family of her mistress who had gathered in the house to pray for Peter – …

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Taking God Seriously

“How was youth group today?” Dad asked Morenike as the family walked to the car after service. “Fine. I guess,” Morenike replied. “You guess?” Mom smiled. “That doesn’t sound very convincing.” Morenike smiled back. “It was good, but there’s something I don’t quite understand.” “Uh-oh, here comes the philosopher again,” laughed Debo, Morenike’s twin brother. …

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Safe Refuge Part 3 – The Psalmists Club

“Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are. Everything they say is crooked and deceitful. They refuse to act wisely or do good. They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their actions are …

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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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A Baby’s Cry

Derin laughed and tickled harder as Moji’s baby sister giggled with delight. “Oh my goodness, she is so cute!”             “Yeah, yeah,” Moji yawned. “I’m sick of everyone going on about how cute Lola is. They don’t hear her screaming the house down or have to deal with her dirty diapers. I’ll be glad when …

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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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