AJA : THE GODDESS OF THE FOREST

She tried to maintain balance on the saddle of her bicycle as she felt the all too familiar stirring on her insides, causing heat to spread all over her body. With a quick glance at the sky, and adjusting the goods in the basket attached to her bicycle, she paddled faster. She noticed as the people from the market hurriedly locked up their shops, running past her, yet maintaining a distance from her. Apparently even the rush to safety before the priests and worshippers of Aja started their sacrifices was not life threatening enough to cause smiles much less greetings escape their lips to the village outcast; the husband murderer they couldn’t kill simply because they had no evidence. She let out a slow hiss. All these could’ve been avoided if there wasn’t such a commotion at the next village where she bought her goods. Unreasonable villagers couldn’t have their celebrations without blocking the entrances into and out of the village, pure waste of time.

The clouds were getting darker and she could see the moon beginning to disappear to pave way for complete darkness, increasing the stirring on the inside which wasn’t unexpected. She paddled past a group of market women rushing back to their homes, pretending not to notice their awkward silence and snickers as they watched her ride.

“I hope Aja strikes her dead” she heard one of the women curse out and she let out a sad smile. Only if they knew.

The wind began to pick up making howling sounds and she knew she couldn’t hold it in much longer anymore.

“Hush.. just a little bit more” she whispered to herself which came out as more of a plead.

The hairs at the back of her neck stood and her heart picked up its pace as the chants of the priests to Aja from afar off filtered into her ears and she heaved a sigh of relief as she saw the entrance to the forest she had come to call home.

“Just a little further” she whispered as she paddled into the entrance. The trees rustled around her and birds chirped above in welcome to her, as though inspired by the chants of the priests and she let herself sway to the rhythm of them. The dark clouds rolled over unveiling total darkness, a sign it was time and without a second thought, she leaped off her bicycle and released herself to be taken over by the stirring within, the soul of the goddess which had taken its abode in her ever since she was banished into the forest unjustly. She removed her clothes swiftly and watched in ecstasy as she began to disappear into the elements of the forest. The forest welcomed her, She was home, She was free.

“Aja! Goddess of the forest! We come to you” she felt the priests walk into her home with their chants

“AhAh!” She smiled. It was time to dance!

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Pearl.

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Rain and Sunshine

Umbrella.

You didn’t bring one.

Look around

None to spare.
Shade.

There has to be one.

Look around

No room to spare.
Fear. 

Grips at your heart.

You stumble

Wallowing in rain soaked mud.
Rain.

Beats at you in anger.

You –its sole victim

Drowning in its merciless assault.
Sunshine.

First ray hums hope.

Bursting through after the rain

You survived.

I Don’t Celebrate Palm Sunday.

In most Orthodox and some Pentecostal churches around the globe, “Palm Sunday” is celebrated today. This is a day chosen to celebrate Jesus’ kingly entry into Jerusalem barely a week before he was crucified. It is recorded that people laid down falm fronds and their clothes on the ground for him to ride in on the donkey. So, Happy Palm Sunday celebration!! I hope you had fun at church. *smiles.

Personally, I’m not one to attach much significance to specific days as all days are the same to me. I celebrate the coming, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus everyday. Lol. Don’t judge.

    

Rom 14:4

4 Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.  

    Rom 14:5-6

5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. KJV
No. I’m not gonna be talking about Palm Sunday. Instead, briefly, I’m going to be talking about the text above. 

Just like how some of you frowned when I admitted to adding no special significance to today, we all at some point must have frowned at people’s reservations, decisions and celebrations. 

In the beginning of that chapter, Paul spoke about receiving people who are “weak in faith” and in this context, he was referring to people who have reservations about eating some kind of food or esteeming specific days over the other. 

    Rom 14:1-3

14 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.

3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

I like the concluding sentence “for God has received him”. 

Honestly, as believers, I know nothing is unclean of itself and we are not bound to keep days or be restricted from certain types of food.

    

Rom 14:14

14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
KJV    

1 Cor 10:23-24

23 All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. 2
NASB
 As true as that is, there are some people who have decided not to walk in that reality and a greater truth is, God has accepted them. Their choice of food or days wouldn’t change that. So even though I am fully persuaded that no day is special or above another, it would be unwise of me to judge people who aren’t persuaded in that manner. At the end of the day, all days belong to God and whether I regard one over another or I don’t, everything is to the lord.

    

Rom 14:6

6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
In the part of the world I live in, some believers believe ladies shouldn’t wear jewelry or trousers. I’m fully persuaded there’s nothing wrong with it but I don’t go around trying to judge their being weak in faith or start dispensing revs and rhems. We are all at different levels in faith. The most I’d do is to teach the word, try to explain that all things are lawful and can be done except when countering the edifying process and let them be. We do all to the glory of God, it doesn’t change our ‘believer’ status to ‘unbeliever’. God has accepted us all in Christ. There are lost sheep you could be using that energy to minister to, rather than expending it on things that might cause conflicts in the church.
So if you’re a new creation frenzy believer reading this, remember, we walk in love towards the family in Christ. Love covers all. Be slow to speak or judge. Be accommodating. Teach and correct in love, do not be puffed up with knowledge and be sarcastically prideful and foolish about it. Be wise. 

There are some places or people I converse with that I could correct a thing or two of their beliefs through the word but I’d rather just keep quiet as long as it isn’t affecting the fundamentals of the Christian faith –Righteousness in Christ.

If my speaking or correcting would cause more harm than good to their minds, especially when I’m not around to follow up, I reserve my comments. That simple. 

Have a lovely Sunday ahead! 

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Happy Palm Sunday 

Pearl cares.

Two letters a day. #2togo

Two letters a day 

He wrote to her.
One for mornings
One for nights.
Though a thousand miles away
He loved her twice each day
With the assurance of sunset
And the hope of a sunrise.

STAR FRIENDS #3togo

Three bright stars I see every night

As I gaze at the beauty of the night sky.

Stationed on a straight line in sight, 

Equal in brightness, never touching,

I choose to call them star friends.
In a world full with stars alike,

Bright loners shinning in their niches,

I like to think of us as the star friends

Equal in brightness, standing out.

Although we need not another star to shine,

We do need a star or three to outshine the galaxy.

   

-khariespearl

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. 3 WOMEN GENERALS TO BE REMEMBERED AND RESPECTED

In celebration of the International Women’s day, I decided to share a list of three women who I really respect and have been like role models to me. These women  have been powerful forces internationally in the Christian Faith keep pushing me to want to be better at what I do and minister to people around me. In no particular order, here they are! I hope you love them as much as I do.

  1. Maria Woodworth-Etter.

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Six-Thirty to Eternity #6togo

Six-thirty yesterday, we held hands

And swayed to the melody of the evening breeze.

We whispered sweet nothings which meant everything

And giggled and chuckled to the beauty of our love.
Six-thirty yesterday, we promised

And made a pinky swear beneath the evening sun.

We would meet again, same place and time tomorrow

And skipped and hopped to our homes in excitement.
Six-thirty today, I stand waiting in hope

Although I heard the news of your passing in a crash.

We promised to meet again, we even swore to it

I’d stand here till you come to me, or I go to you

Six-thirty would then be our eternity.

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