Hooray! We’re 1 year old

Happy First Anniversary to us! 

One year of intriguing,  thrilling and inspiring stories,  poems and series! I’m excited with how far we’ve come!  

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In this one year we’ve had these inspiring series:

-Healing Rain 

-The Charge 

-Estranged 

-My Secret Tomb

-Until The Storm Is Over

-The Missing Spice 

-My Loved One

My favorite so far has been ‘My Loved One’ 

What’s been your favorite series?  Share with us and let’s celebrate 🎉! Hooray! 

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​WALKING ON THE ROOF (Based on 2 Samuel 11)

King David walked towards his palace after winning the military battles in succession with his men. 


He could hear his people praise him! He could hear them talk of the terror that had fallen upon all the other nations around them. And David felt delightful! He wasn’t only happy that he and his army had conquered all the armies they attacked. But then, he felt very good about the fact that his fame was spreading fast and wide!


Coupled to his victory of defeating all the 18,000 Edomites in Salt Valley, David became even more famous. It indeed felt good to be celebrated! 

And so,  after some time a season came: a time of the year where kings usually go to war. And as usual, Joab: David’s army commander knew that they would be going to war with the King. 
At least, Joab had seen the King enquire of the Lord in all of their battles, and that brought them great victory. He probably decided to go to David’s palace then to find out what battle strategy they were going to use. 

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“No Joab! I won’t be going to war this spring. Go with the men!”

“But My King!” Joab probably had expressed feeling surprised. “My King, this is the time that Kings usually go out to war!”

“I know all that Joab! I know that Kings normally go out to war at this time. But I am not going this time. I am giving you the mandate to lead the army! I probably will stay in the palace and meditate on the laws of the Lord day and night. You have my authority, Joab! You’re my army commander! And I’ll ask of the Lord to give you victory.”

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And so, as recorded in 2 Samuel 11, at the time of the year when kings usually go to war, David dispatched his men to go out to battle. But David himself stayed in Jerusalem. 

Then, one evening, after his midday rest, David got out of bed and was walking on the roof of his palace. He probably might have just gone there to get some cool breeze. Or maybe to have a good view of his kingdom from on top of his roof. Of course, the roof top of his palace probably was one of the highest points in Jerusalem.  

Or David might have felt idle, since around such times he usually would be on the battle ground with his men. But here in this case, he didn’t go to battle that spring. 

Or he probably was tired of staying in his room. And so he wanted to try something new by going out to walk on his roof. But if only he had known what awaited him, David probably wouldn’t have gone strolling on top of his roof. 

Lo and behold, as he strolled on the roof of his palace at that height, something caught his attention. As he looked out over the city, he noticed a woman of unusual beauty taking a bath!

Oh! The king probably forgot that it was getting to evening, and that might have been why this strange woman was having her bath by then! Oh! If only David had gone out to battle with his men! He probably could have spared his hormones that moment!  Unfortunately, David forgot that he had to just flee from that sight! 


You see, the woman was of unusual beauty! She was lovely and beautiful to behold! David could not resist looking. The words of the Books of Moses clearly didn’t come to mind as he beheld the woman who gently caressed her body. Neither did he remember  Psalm 1 to have quickly fled to his chambers to meditate on the Lord that evening .

And so what did David do?

He sent for her. And we know the rest of the story! The King slept with her, and she took seed. Later he got to know that the woman, whose name was Bathsheba was the wife of Uriah, one of his army men! 

And at the end, not only did David commit adultery with Bathsheba, but he again schemed and got her husband killed in battle. David committed murder!  

Oh! If only he had decided to go out with his men at the time when Kings usually go to war! He would have saved himself from all this. 

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There were times of the year that kings went out to war. In that same regard,   there are times that Christians are supposed to be on the grounds of battle and pushing back the darkness all around us! There are times that as a believer, you’ve got to be on your knees on the grounds of fervent prayer and meditation! 

I have come to know as a Christian, that although the Lord admonishes us to pray at all times, evenings and dawns happen to be the times that many seek the Lord in prayer and in meditation of His word. These times, to us, could be like the times in David’s era where Kings go out to war! 


Be mindful of what you do, where you walk, what you watch,  what you talk about, and where you find yourself  at these times. For sin could just be presented to you when you least expect it!

Don’t get carried away by the successes you’ve chalked in your Christian life to find yourself soon walking on the roof of Pride like David,  where you wouldn’t want to be on the grounds like other men in the Lord’s army.

 If you choose to be on the grounds as all other men in God’s army, you’ll give pride no room to elevate you to that place where sin glares at you in the face! 

1 CORINTHIANS 10:12.

“THEREFORE LET ANYONE WHO THINKS HE STANDS [WHO FEELS SURE THAT HE HAS A STEADFAST MIND AND IS STANDING FIRM], TAKE HEED LEST HE FALL [INTO SIN].

Ponder!

​MY LOVED ONE: PAUSE TO PONDER I

Hi friends! We’ve done 16 out of  24 episodes of ‘MY LOVED ONE’ so far. And I guess many of us have figured by now that this stranger who keeps coming to Sama’s rescue is Prince Jean. Maybe except for Sama who hasn’t come to that realization yet. 
When I was writing this series, and even as I thought about the episodes yesterday, I realized one thing: the love Prince Jean had for Sama was unexplainable. In human sense she didn’t deserve his love. Yet, the Crown Prince Jean forsook all that he had: his royalty and majesty just to find the woman he loves. Kuuku prostitutes Sama, yet that does not put Prince Jean off.  His love for her doesn’t wane. 

In the book of Hosea, we are told of Hosea’s wife Gomer who kept acting as a prostitute. But in Hosea chapter 3, we see Hosea rescuing and showing love to his adulterous wife again as the Lord had asked him to. And that was to demonstrate how much God loved His people even in a their unfaithfulness. 

And when I was writing this series, I saw Prince Jean’s sacrifice and his love similar to that of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

In this period of Easter, we remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for you and for me.  Many times we turned our backs on him. Many times we didn’t love him back. But he loved us, and he still does. 

In Song of Songs chapter 1 the Shulammite lamented saying that her skin was tanned and darkened by the sun, because she was made to work every time under the scorching sun. 

Some of us, like Sama, or even like the Shulammite in Song of Songs find ourselves being burdened by the enemy and by sins.  We find ourselves doing the works of the flesh, with the scorching rays of sin slashing us. Thus our souls are tanned and tainted by sin making us not see the beauty of the Lord upon us. 

Like Sama our souls are drained and thirsty, longing to be satisfied. Like Sama we feel ensnared by our past, our sins and our weaknesses. We live in fear; we are unable to break free from that which holds us back and down. 

But if only we can hear the voice of the Savior saying, “I have water!” If only you can hear Jesus in John 7:37 saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink!” He is the source of living water! He is rest for your drained and weary soul! If only you would believe that His love is enough to set you free from all your fears from your past and from your sins. If only you would believe that you are the reason why He hung on that cross.

In MY LOVED ONE, we see a prince forsaking all that he had, becoming a shepherd in a village just to rescue the woman he loves from Kuuku.  At Easter we remember a Savior who laid aside his majesty, took up the robe of humanity just to save you and I from the power of sin and the devil. 

HEBREWS 1:14, 15

“Therefore, since they share in flesh and blood [the physical nature of mankind], He Himself in a similar manner also shared in the same physical nature, but without sin, so that through experiencing death He might make powerless (ineffective and impotent) him who had the power of death- that is, the devil- and that He night free all those who through the haunting fear of death were held in slavery throughout their lives.”  

This is why Jesus came!

Pause to ponder!

My Loved One 

Dorothy Budu-Arthur