Surrounded by diamonds, set in platinum

‘Happy birthday Kristen’.

‘I think there might be something in the tree’, Mike said.

‘In the tree?’ Kristen moved closer to it. There was a hollow place at eye-level. She put her hand inside and felt a small package, and pulled it out. It was a gift box. ‘What is this?’

‘Open it’, he said.

Kristen opened it and her eyes widened. In the box was a beautiful emerald ring, surrounded by diamonds, set in platinum. … More Surrounded by diamonds, set in platinum

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What was it, she wondered – fetish?

 ‘Stay there’. Humphrey’s voice was filled with fervor.

Pauline fought to get up but Humphrey held her down with one strong hand and slammed the belt again and again.

Pauline felt as though her backside had been flayed. “Humphrey, please stop!’ she cried.

Finally, Humphrey stood up and took a deep, quivery breath. ‘It is alright now’. … More What was it, she wondered – fetish?

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Surprise Me!

August,

Grand, Majestic, Eminent,

The beginning of the magnificent evidences to come.

They say 7 is the number of perfection,

Toiling 7 months in the year,

Rewards and recognition in the 8th is welcomed.

Surprise me, August … More Surprise Me!

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Is it Pride or Faith?

In the Scriptures, Apostle Paul brings up boasting as a major contender of faith. Paul knew, both from personal experience and from the Scriptures, how deeply embedded in our fallen hearts is the pride that wants to take some credit for being our own saviour. Even if we acknowledge that God is the primary agent of our salvation, we’re still prone to claim that we had something to do with it, so that we can boast. Every man wants to take some credit for “his/her” intelligence anyway. … More Is it Pride or Faith?

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Hello July, surprise me.

The first day of the second half of the year starts now. Tick tock.

Just like last night was full of worries, frustrations, longing, yearning, doubt and whatever it was that you thought wasn’t working according to plan, today is a brand new day. I don’t know why it feels like a new year. The first half was good enough. Now I’m waiting for fireworks. I can’t wait to let the colors burst ‘cause I’m also excited to see what’s still in store in this new beginning of the year.

So July, surprise me pleasantly. … More Hello July, surprise me.

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Story telling: Series 16

“Why won’t you say something?” Nifemi yelled. Then in the twinkle of an eye, she could almost see moments from her life flashing before her eyes. How her parents had almost disowned her when she disobeyed for his sake. She did it for the sake of the love that she believes in, without any inkling that it would someday wane. Nifemi fell to the ground and broke down in uncontrollable tears. She was so furious that she didn’t know when picked herself up and hit Olusegun across the face. He was shocked then angered.

“Forgive me”, was all he said before he left the room, leaving her crying on the terrazzo floor. … More Story telling: Series 16

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A rose that can grow anywhere

She doesn’t run with the crowd
She goes her own way
She doesn’t play after dark
She lights up the day
Got her own kind of style
That sets her apart
And this world doesn’t know what she has within
There’s something rare about her
A rose that can grow anywhere
And there’s no one else that can compare
It’s what makes her different, it makes her beautiful
It’s inside her, blossoming through
It makes her different, it makes her beautiful. … More A rose that can grow anywhere

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