Things Unseen!

I don’t know much about faith,
But if mine could be measured,
I am sure a mustard seed would feel bigger,
And a feather would hold more weight,
And tip the scale more than my faith,
On any given SI Unit

I don’t know much about Agric science;
How one plants a seed in an unknown soil,
In the night, full of uncertainties,
Hoping it germinates into a plant,
Bearing fruits of things one wished for,

I don’t know much about moving Mountains,
But I know of the Faith,
That made a woman wrestle her way through a crowd,
So that her rain forest of blood could be a desert,
That multiplied five loaves and two fishes into thousands and five baskets,
That defied the law of physics,
So, Peter could walk on water,

I don’t know much about Miracles,
But I know the One,
That turned water to wine,
That called the dead out of his tomb,
And called the bluff of a storm,
He is the one I present this little seed to,
Hoping that the things unseen in my life,
Manifests into sights best known to man.

Olaoye Adeleye
(C) 2019

God’s Waiting Room

I hope I am able to achieve this
On the invisible canvas of your mind
All I have got are word paints and brushes
To paint a picture that speaks to you to
Stay in God’s waiting room

Ever seen a pregnant woman?
I guess you have
What do you think or know goes on in there?
A lot, right?
Growth, formation, connection
And I know you know it takes 9 months to get a birth

Ever compared that to your life?
You are like a pregnant woman
With the vision and the dreams you have in you
But just like the pregnant woman, you have got to wait
Wait to grow, wait to form, wait to connect the more, wait to learn, wait to unlearn and relearn

Here’s the important thing when waiting, your attitude.
God’s more interested in what you do while waiting than the waiting itself.
You are a being in time while God’s beyond time
You know now, you see now, but God knows the after now and he sees the after now
So when God gives you a word, a dream, a vision
You had better relax in his word remember he said, “wait though it tarries”

Elijah could as well have given up before the seventh time to see the cloud as tiny as the hand of a man
But he waited for his cloud of confirmation
So when it looks like you are tired of waiting, look out for the clouds of confirmation
Right therein his word because he is not a man that should lie.
So wait for it, for the vision, dream , word whatever you have been told cos it must come to pass.
And know that you are not the only one waiting, there a lot others,
God is preparing everything for you and you for everything
So grab a seat and wait in his waiting room until your name is called.

Phyl
©2020

Parent Thing

Hail Mary, full of Grace…

Tell mothers their children are gifts with gifts in them. Not slaves who who will give birth to more slaves.

The Lord is with you, blessed art thee…

Tell fathers the world is changing, toxic masculinity is not therapy for the trauma.

Amongst women, and blessed is the fruit…

Tell children; your parents are gods. Adore and revere them. But never be afraid to tell them how you feel or pursue your dream. Deal with your trauma before bringing another kid into this world. Honour and respect all humans equally, God is the greatest, and madu abuho chukwu.

Of your womb…


Parenting is a partnership between parents and their kids. And like all partnerships, as long as the other partner is rational enough to think, their opinion on matters that concern them should be considered, too. You can be a good man, a good woman, but if your kids are not doing well, you will be tagged a bad parent. What does it tell you? The child holds a stake in this parenting business. Consider, build and uplift them. Not entirely in the conventional way, but in the way that is convenient for you and them.

now and at the hour of our death, amen

Ice Nwa Ǹkwọ
©2020

If All Were Medicine

IF ALL WERE MEDICINE

If all were medicine
Jehova Rapha would’ve retired
and left his theatre for vaccine

but
all weren’t about men’s abilities:

For all doctors had her contact, yet
her flow was as a pool –
the woman with blood issue.
but when to the Rabbi’s hem touched
the river ceased
and to her, received wholeness

If all were medicine
His stripes would be no more but useless
and thirty-nine lashes in vain

but
all weren’t about men’s discoveries

For Lazarus was ill
three days being buried to death
yet on the fourth, the man of Galilee cried
there in loud voice, he raised the dead
“loose him, let him go”

If all were medicine
there won’t be miracle
in the name of Yeshua…

But all weren’t medicine,
let’s shout “Jesus
and we’re healed!

Josh Oluwafemi Oloyede
©2020

WOMAN

Woman:
Lord Lord, them a’ come against me oh
Wanna kii me, but they let my lover go
Trap for you but save me when you save yourself oh
Haters vex because there was a time I said No

Crowd: You say what!??!!

Woman:
Lord, Rabbi, I am sorry I don’t wanna die.

Crowd:
You whore sitting crying like we all care.
When we caught you you were lying like a blanket.
Shey you’re begging now?
Shut your stinking mouth.

Fornicating is bad
But adultery is worse…

Woman:
My marriage was arranged

Random man: You think that makes a change?

Jesus:
Taa
He, who has no sin…

The Niel

©2020

ETERNAL LIFE

it was so much joy
That day I joined the life
In the race of men
I gave my first smile, looking into her face who gave me life
While mouth stocked to her chest gulping out desperately a white river
A white river that would make me strong and grow

Day by day I got to know how life is
The sweetness of it and the sour it gives
How good life could be and how evil could penetrate
I only know the first life given from a woman
But as time grows
I begin to see despite life was given life itself could be taken too

I see the young and old been taken
Taken not from the woman who gave it
But taken from another life named death
Death I was told it’s also a life
Another life not to live walking
A life laying silently below the ground
Soundless, only the cracking walking sounds of termites feasting on every part beneath the ground

One morning ,I walked down with mama to a place
Under a shield filled with different faces
Looking lost but wanting more
There , I got to know of another life
Far better than the life from a woman and the life beneath the ground

I heard of the third life
A life flowing with milk and honey
A life of peace without stress
A life which know no sickness nor sorrow
A life forever more with no endings reigning with kings and Angels
A life bought by a boy called Beloveth Son
Who give to it freely with His blood
Blood bonding is as one
That whoever believeth in Him should not perish
But have Eternal life

Deeyoke
©2019

Jesus be REAL!

Pour me a drink He said.

I ain’t got time for y’all Jews she said.

Oops if I were you I’d be asking me for a drink He said.

Now there you go thinking you’re better off than our fathers she said.

Well I got water that  will give them water-well companies a run for their money He said.

Oh really? She exclaimed Well can I get some? She asked.

Go call your boo He said.

What you all up in my business for? I ain’t got none She said.

You are correct cos you’ve had 5 and the one you’re with ain’t yours He said calmly.

What the? You must be prophet! Can I holla at you for a Moment?  We have church at the mountain cathedral but y’all Jews and the like say we all have to get to Jerusalem before we can have church. What’s up with that? She asked.

I’m gonna be real with you, God is done with all them physical locations. These days, any man that wants to worship can do so wherever he is in spirit and in truth.  and that’s what’s up. He said

 

  • Ezeonyeka Godswill (2017)

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KAREN KINGSBURY – A Biography

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

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Karen Kingsbury is an American Christian novelist. She was a sports writer for the Los Angeles Times and later wrote for the Los Angeles Daily News. Her first book,”Missy’s Murder (1991)”, was based on a murder story that she covered in Los Angeles. During this time, she had an article published in “People Magazine”

She has written more than 50 novels, with five co-written, and has nearly 13 million copies of her novels in print. She is the #1 New York Times and USA today best selling novelist with the last dozen books published topping bestseller lists.

She is really good like that!

Some of her novels are being developed into movies by hallmark Films including The Bridge and A Time to Dance which aired in 2015. The 23 book Baxter family novel series is being adapted to a television series. Lightworks Media and Roma Downey have the rights to develop the series.

Kingsbury also does public speaking and through national events she reaches more than 100,000 each year not to mention, Karen Kingsbury co-wrote her first song, “Walls” with Gary Baker and Richie McDonald; it appeared on McDonald’s inspirational album, I Turn to You and hit Christian and Country radio in January 2009. She wrote the song, “Tell Me to Breathe”, that will go on to be included on the upcoming album from Marie Osmond . She also wrote “Miracles Happen”, a Christmas song sung by Richie McDonald which now appears on McDonald’s CD, “If every day could be Christmas”.

She is multi-talented like that!

 

PERSONAL/FAMILY LIFE

Karen Kingsbury was born in June 8, 1963 in Fairfax Virginia as the oldest of 5 children. Her family moved around a lot because of her fathers job with IBM. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Cal State University Nothridge in 1986. After she graduated she worked for the Los Angeles Times as a sports writer.

New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Kingsbury poses for portraits in the Hancock Welcome Center on February 24, 2015. (Photo by Ty Hester)

New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Kingsbury poses for portraits in the Hancock Welcome Center on February 24, 2015. (Photo by Ty Hester)

She married her husband on July 23, 1989. They found out they were expecting their first child, Kelsey, on their sixth month anniversary. Their third child, Austin, had a severe heart defect and had heart surgery at three weeks old. They adopted three sons from Haiti which are Sean, Josh and EJ.

Kelsey, her daughter, is an actress and is married to Kyle Kupecky a Christian recording artist and they have a son. Tyler, her second oldest child is becoming a screenwriter and Sean, Austin and EJ are students at Liberty University, while Austin is in high school.

Karen Kingsbury’s father died due to complications from diabetes. She chose to start eating healthier and to cut out sugar and as a result lost 70 pounds between January and November in 2007.

Amazing right!

 

HER WRITING ACHIEVEMENTS

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She has authored an impressive number of novels which include

 Standalone novels

(1) Between Sundays

(2) The Bridge – this was made into a television movie in 2015 shown on The Hallmark Channel

(3) The Chance

(4) Coming Home

(5) Divine

(6) Fifteen Minutes

(7) Like Dandelion Dust

(8) Oceans Apart

(9) On Every Side

(10) Shades of Blue

(11) This Side of Heaven (w/ friends from Cody Gunner series)

(12) Unlocked

(13) Where Yesterday Lives

(14) When Joy Came to Stay

(15) Angels Walking series

(16) Angels Walking

(17) Chasing Sunsets

(18) A Brush of Wings

(19) Heart of the Story collection

(20) The Family of Jesus

(21) The Friends of Jesus

 

9/11 Series

(22) One Tuesday Morning

(23) Beyond Tuesday Morning

(24) Remember Tuesday Morning – former title Every Now

 

The Lost Love series

(25) Even Now

(26) Ever After

(27) Red Gloves series

(28) Gideon’s Gift

(29) Maggie’s Miracle

(30) Sarah’s Song

(31) Hannah’s Hope

 

Forever Faithful series

(32) Waiting for Morning

(33) A Moment of Weakness

(34) Halfway to Forever

(35) Timeless Love series

(36) A Time to Dance – made into a television movie in May 2016 and shown on The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel

(37) A Time to Embrace

 

Cody Gunner series

(38) A Thousand Tomorrows

(39) Just Beyond the Clouds

 

Redemption series – BAXTER ONE

(40) Redemption

(41) Remember

(42) Return

(43) Rejoice

(44) Reunion

 

Firstborn series – BAXTER TWO

(45) Fame

(46) Forgiven

(47) Found

(48) Family

(49) Forever

 

Sunrise series – BAXTER THREE

(50) Sunrise

(51)Summer

(52)Someday

(53) Sunset

 

Above the Line series – BAXTER FOUR

(54) Take One

(55) Take Two

(56) Take Three

(57) Take Four

 

Bailey Flanigan series – BAXTER FIVE

(58) Leaving

(59) Learning

(60) Longing

(61) Loving

(62) Children’s books

(63) Always Daddy’s Princess

(64) The Brave Young Knight

(65) Far Fluttery

(66) Go Ahead and Dream

(67) Let Me Hold You Longer

(68) Let’s Go On a Mommy Date

(69) Let’s Have a Daddy Day

(70) The Princess and the Three Knights

(71) We Believe In Christmas

(72) Whatever You Grow Up To Be

 

Gift books

(73) Forever Young

(74) Be Safe Little Boy

(75) Stay Close Little Girl

(76) Forever My Little Boy

(77) Forever My Little Girl

(78) True crime

(79) Missy’s Murder

(80) The Snake and the Spider

(81) Deadly Pretender: The Double Life of David Miller

(82) Final Vows

 

E-shorts

(83) The Beginning – prequel to THE BRIDGE

(84) Elizabeth Baxter’s 10 Secrets to a Happy Marriage

(85) I Can Only Imagine

 

Treasury of Miracles Books

(86) A Treasury of Christmas Miracles

(87) A Treasury of Miracles for Women

(88) A Treasury of Miracles for Teens

(89) A Treasury of Miracles for Friends

(90) A Treasury of Adoption Miracles Devotional

 

She has also featured in some movies such as:

(1) Like Dandelion Dust (2009)

(2) Gideon’s Gift (September 2015)

(3) The Bridge (December 2015)

(4) A Time to Dance (May 2016)

 

SOME LESSONS FROM KAREN KINGSBURY

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(1) She has the passion to inspire people(of different ages)through her books, movies, songs and speeches; which we should also show forth in our dalily life ( and bring sustained sparks in people’s lives.

 

(2) She has a helping and faithful heart as shown by the help she rendered by adopting the three Haitian children and by having faith in God concerning her own biological son that came down with a heart disease at the early stages of his life.

 

(3) She shows excellence and creativity in all her works, which should also be part of our lives especially in whatever field we may be relevant in.

 

Other lessons are embedded in this biography, so let me not say it all.

 

Search it out by yourself!

 

She lives with her family in Tennessee, United States Of America.

 

References:

(1) New release today

(2) Simon and Schuster

(3) Wikipedia

 

-The Christ A Poet Team Biographies Team