Anjola and the Queen’s Tiara

“You can open your eyes now.” Anjola stared at the silver fish standing on its tail. Big round eyes stared from opposite sides of its head. “Y..you’re talking!” she stammered. “Everyone speaks in Bilandia.” “Bilandia?” Anjola suddenly realized she wasn’t in bed anymore. She was in a wood clearing surrounded by tall oak trees. Instead …

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SPEAK LIFE

By LoveSetFree, Wordzpread Contributor Sticks and stones may break bones, but words can break my heart ... A Principal at Junior High School that I worked at as a para/ teacher assistant quoted these words to the students one week in assembly shortly before stepping down from her position. The words always resonated in my …

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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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Something New…

Dearest Wordzpreadians, Over the past several months, I've taken a step back from regular blogging to consider the direction in which I want to take this site and my writing explorations in general. Starting today, I'll be trying out a new series of story based devotionals for children of all ages, and might even sprinkle …

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Bread that Satisfies

Jesus replied, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." (John 6:35) According to a certain poll, four of the top five New Year’s resolutions are weight loss, increased exercise, reduced food intake and general health. An abundance of quick …

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