People wonder about Christians whose faith keeps them moving forward despite their troubles. It is our implicit trust in God that makes people wonder about us. Is that why people stare at you?
All around us, we see evidence of God’s power to create order, purpose and productivity in lives that seem useless and hopeless. He still speaks life into those who grope their way into His presence.
Perhaps instead of complaining to each other, we can become the answer to our prayers for justice by standing together, blending our voices, and getting into trouble by insisting on being heard.
God’s question, “What are you doing here?” suggests that Elijah was in a wrong place, where self-pity robbed him of his significance. Why stay in a place where it seems that purpose has expired?
Sometimes it takes the gracious words of another person to point out God’s favor. That’s by design. The attitude of both speaker and listener improves when we build each other up with the right words.
Don't be afraid to embark on the road to change. Pray for obedience to embrace change however, whenever God arranges it. Consider that the path to godly success may lead us back to our starting point.
God allows some bad things to spare us the worse. We lose possessions that are potential firewood; we fail at relationships built on deception; we encounter closed doors that prevent our disgrace. Thank Him.
Caribbean Story features the nurture and influence of Miranda Davis’ grandmothers. In this episode, she is celebrated, discovers why her father chose to name her and pays tribute to her grandmothers.
In this episode (11 of 12), Lulu nags Miranda about her co-ed relationship and Grandma Mattie sheds light on Lulu's behavior. Certain aspects of life get confusing for Miranda. A surprise is brewing.
The increasing number of women in Miranda’s life is making significant impact. She received messages at home and at school that women could not only survive but excel independent of male presence.
In Part 8, Lulu reacts to the song, Brown Skin Girl Stay Home and Mind Baby. In this episode (9 of 12) both the Davises and the Spooners find reasons to be happy. There’s an important visitor.
In this episode, Mother Lulu reflects on her lost opportunity and seems not to be handling the repercussions well. Miranda grows into a beautiful, intelligent young girl. Aunt Mona sends unexpected news.
In this episode, Miranda is four years old. Lulu is disappointed. The Davises get good news. Mattie receives her first letter from Myra.
Miranda is three years old. There is a major opportunity offered to her paternal aunts, Myra and Mona Spooner, and they extend the invitation to her mother Lulu Davis. Granny Janie speaks her mind.
Miranda's father died on the day she was born. Here the adult Miranda recalls and ponders her relatives' account of the coincidence. Her grandmothers air their perspectives; they see his image in her.
Caribbean Story features the nurture and influence of Miranda Davis' grand-mothers. In Part 3, Miranda is born and her father suffers a serious accident. In Part 4, kites fly and the pastor visits.
Caribbean Story features the nurture and influence of Miranda Davis' grand-mothers. Part 1 describes her housing disadvantage. Part 2 recalls other prenatal situations. Changes happen in Part 3.
Part 1 introduced Lulu's pregnancy and Janie's declaration that there is no room for a baby. In this episode adult Miranda recalls what her mother and grandmother said about events preceding her birth
Caribbean Story features the nurture and influence of Miranda Davis' grand-mothers. In this first episode, they learn of her conception in a round about way and realize there is no room for the baby.