Hello pearlypeeps! Howdy? So last night, my younger sister read out a poem she wrote to me and I was really impressed. It was an assignment where she was required to write a poem on the topic ‘Child Abuse’ and I liked it so much I decided to share it with you guys. She’s quite young by the way, 11yrs old and she’s pretty amazing, trust me. I hope you enjoy it too…here it is
Children hawking on the streets
While gawking at the Continue reading “Child Abuse”
Hey pearly peeps!! finally chapter three is out and I’m grateful to everyone who has been waiting for it. I love you all!! you are the reason i write. thank you. For new readers that don’t want to go through the stress of searching for the previous chapters on my blog, i also posted “Forgotten” on wattpad and publicbookshelf. you can check it out there also, plus its easier. click on the links and they would direct you there.“Forgotten” on wattpad and “Forgotten” on publicbookshelf . Read, enjoy and please tell me what you think.. love ya!!!
“You don’t have to go back to Nigeria with us if you don’t want to or if you feel like you’re not ready yet” her mum said, folding some of the clothes she wore during the duration of her stay in the hospital into the medium sized travel bag laying on the side of her bed. Sarah looked up at her mum with a smile on her face, and nodded slowly. Temi- her mum, had been pretty amazing this past week since her accident, comforting her, feeding her, keeping her company and surprisingly praying with her. She didn’t know how her relationship with God was before the accident but it looked like her mum had a very good relationship with God. Sarah knew the reason her mum made that statement now was because she’s been quiet all morning. Her mum probably thinks she’s quiet because she had an issue with going back to Nigeria with them but that wasn’t the reason. Yes, she was a bit nervous about going back to her “motherland” seeing she didn’t even remember the country as home, but that wasn’t the reason she’s had little to say all day. She was more worried about the week left to spend in SA with the Botha family before travelling to Nigeria. After Ben’s outburst the other day and her coming to the realization that his sister passed away in the accident she was also involved in, she didn’t think she was ready to face the family just yet, and she suspected the feeling was mutual. Left to her, she would rather stay in a hotel for the mean time till her departure date but Mr Botha came in to visit her yesterday –alone, and offered his home for her and the family till they travel back to Nigeria. He looked so sincere, it would have been mean to turn down his offer and so they agreed. Now she had to face what she’s been avoiding since the day of the outburst –meeting the rest of the family. She looked in the direction of her mother and noticed she was done packing her clothes and was now headed to the bathroom to get her toiletries she guessed
“Mum?” she called out
“Yes baby? You need something?” her mum stopped and turned with a questioning expression on her face
“Do you think the rest of the family hates me too? The Botha family I mean”
“Oh my God! Baby they don’t. Why would u even think that?” her mum’s eyes were as wide as saucepans now as she walked briskly over to where she was and wrapped her arms around her “they don’t hate you, they understand it was a mistake. The both of you were best friends, why would anybody ever think you would want to hurt her on purpose…?” her mum smoothed her hand over her hair and drew her closer “…that scene with Ben happened because he was in pain and still mourning his sister’s death. He doesn’t hate you, the family doesn’t hate you.” her mum finished with a slight pat on her shoulder
“Well, I hope you’re right. I really don’t want to go through what happened with Ben with the whole family. It hurt” Continue reading “FORGOTTEN (CHAPTER THREE)”
SONS AND HEIRS
Hello pearlypeeps!!! Good morning ya’ll. Well, of late I’ve been studying my bible a lot and the Holy Spirit has been giving me more understanding in the knowledge of His word and I just felt a need to share it with you because you know, I’m Pearl. Lol *winks
So this morning, I continued my study in the book of Galatians chapter 4:1-7. In the first verse, brother Paul talks about how an heir is no different from a slave as long as he is a child till the appointed time set by his father. In the meantime, he is placed under guardians and managers (Gal 4:1-2). He then goes ahead to relate this to us Christians in verses 3 through 5. When we were children i.e. before Christ, we were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. I stopped here for a few minutes and tried to understand the term ‘elementary principles of the world’ and after studying and findings, it all narrowed down to the basic, natural teachings and traditions of the world. Natural order of the world that isn’t of Christ. Before Christ, we were subject and enslaved to them. But when the fullness of time came, God sent forth His son to redeem us from the law; the elementary principles of the world that we should receive adoption as sons (Gal 4:4-5). Therefore, we are no longer under the law; the elementary principles of the world but are above them because we are now sons through Jesus Christ. We now rise above the natural order of the world through Christ Jesus. Because we are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His son into our hearts, giving us the right to call God ‘Abba Father’ (Gal 4:6). If we call God ‘Abba Father’, we are automatically sons and if we are God’s sons, we are also heirs with Christ through God (Gal 4:7). Since God our father owns everything and we are sons and heirs, we are no longer slaves to anything of the world!!! Awesome right? In Christ we have so much, more than we could ever imagine. Live with the knowledge that through Christ you are princes and princesses, walk with your heads high cos the Almighty, the one true God is our father…….. love ya’ll!!!!