THE HEALING STEM

Wriggling to gather my bloodied littersAngry stares met my rouge fingers‘Tis sickening stench was my typical markerI thought a chance with Jesus was a ‘never’ The surging throng, nonethelessI made it through the pressThoughts of a dozen years of sheer ignominyAnd a gravely bruised feminity I was that red, lame dameIn a bid to feel […]

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THE FALL OF PRINCES!

THE FALL OF PRINCES!

Now, the child Solomon grew and waxed strong in strength and character, being instructed in the ways of the Lord. Though he was quite young, Bathsheba gave no room for unhealthy influences to the young prince and had him receive instructions directly from the Prophet, Nathan. Bathsheba birthed several sons for the King: Shobab, Shammuah, […]

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JUDGMENT

JUDGMENT

Nathan left for David’s palace. He had a message for the King. No sooner had David sighted the Prophet than he stood in a frenzied state to welcome him. Nathan hardly ever visited the palace except on an important mission. He had brought with him, judgment to be passed on the King. David scanned through […]

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BATHSHEBA: THE ADULTEROUS WIDOW

BATHSHEBA: THE ADULTEROUS WIDOW

Bathsheba wept her eyes sore. Was this a punishment of some sort?  Uriah had died alongside some warriors. It was quite touching that Bathsheba, the adulterous widow had seen little of marital fulfillment from her late husband. However, it was even more painful than the late Hittite was unaware of her recent obscene act and […]

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URIAH; THE HONORABLE HITTITE

URIAH; THE HONOURABLE HITTITE

Uriah, the honorable Hittite was recalled from the battlefields. He returned to the palace, quite unsure of his fate, nor the reason for his sudden recall! The King and he weren’t exactly on very intimate terms. The relationship that existed between the duo was mutually formal. It was true that he was not indispensable as […]

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BATHSHEBA AND DAVID

BATHSHEBA AND DAVID

As you might assume, the encounter between Bathsheba and David was an ill-fated one. Our story continues… CLICK HERE TO READ THE PREVIOUS EPISODE: URIAH AND BATHSHEBA Two days later, David awoke from a nap in the cool of the evening. On his desk was a progress report; His warriors fared well on the battlefields. […]

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WHO IS KING DAVID ?

WHO IS KING DAVID?

Really, who is King David? Still on the series: The Four Most Unlikely Ancestresses of Jesus Christ. We shall be considering a woman called Bathsheba and her encounter with a powerful King (David) in those times. King David had just scribbled the last line of his praise-poem. He thought of adding some finishing touches to […]

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A SOLEMN EPITAPH TO A DEPARTED SAINT

This is a solemn epitaph in honor of a departed saint! I thought I was an ingenious writer, always having my way with words, irrespective of dispositions…scribbling down realities using the pen. However, your exit made me realize that “In the art of writing, emotion is everything” In those days, I felt defenseless, watching my […]

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