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The five winners for SWORD OF LOVE: A PARISIAN LOVE ARE:

1. Marcus Moore

2. Athea Cranford

3. Fatimah James Hope

4. Christi Lipsey

5. Joretta Morris

 

CONGRATS TO YOU FIVE WINNERS ON THE WINNINGS!!!

 

**I said that there would be an extension for, LE PROMESSE!! So the two winners for that are: ***

1. Darline Hernandez

2. Deborah jordan

 

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A Very Special Thank You To The Contestants!!

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I wanted to thank everyone by name that entered the contest. I’m happy that there are supporters behind me, ones that are willing to know before anyone else. The Winners of the contest will be announced, on Thursday night! There will be more contest soon, especially for my next project!! It’s important that I serve the people first, and allow them to encounter this journey that I’ve been on. You all mean the world to me, so THANK YOU and make sure you share me with your mutual friends and family!!!

 

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Rashaad Johnson

Fatimah James Hope

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Marcus Moore

Calvin St.Yang

Andre Burton

Domonic Williams

Darline Hernandez

Roman Galvan

April Jones

Nikki Yam

Jolivette Robles

Tonya Mabe

Alex Torres

Ryan M.

Jonn Constantino

William Zillions

Ellis Nelson

Deborah Jordan

Kim R. angel Stephens

Niel J. Guilarte

Lesley Costa

Barbara Zimmerman

Kelly Anderson

Athea Cranford

Denise Whelan

Andrea Gray

Nicole Martin

Chinyere Nwogu

Tracie Hill

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Jazz Singleton

Mike Will

Bernice Taylor

Sharon Simmons

Lcatha Cross

Renee L. Wilson Gaines

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J.W. Smith

Marrissa Palmer

Kendra Littleton

Joretta Morris

Jonathan Royal

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Kenya Rivers

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Christi Lipsey

Brenda Miller

Judy Richburg

Amy D. Davis

Gail Diamond

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Courtney Lawson

Lenny St.Fort

Monica Bradley

Eric Joseph

Nancy Costa

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Fatimah Schoffield

Colette Mobley

Angelia Vernan Menchan

Deborah Cardona Wepa

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O, HOLY NIGHT

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Christmas is a very important holiday, especially for those that are Christians. This was the day that Jesus Christ was born and settled in a manger. He had been delivered to the world by his mother Mary. The Holy Spirit, had allowed Mary to conceive a baby without being touched. Her husband Joseph was frightened because, he didn’t want to shame her in front of the city. Mary was no whoremonger, she was a woman that carried herself with dignity and great faith, very obedient and special.

Jesus had been under the Will of God, to come to save the people of this world. There we were blessed with a gift! Think about it, you can’t get anyone better than Christ! This baby was to be named the KING of all KINGS, and the LORD of all LORDS!! The three kings at the time were out to kill Jesus, because they knew that Christ was there to reign forever. To make a long story short, Jesus became the hero of the people. He died on the cross for us, so that we could live again.

This man was powerful and merciful in all his ways, Healing, preaching, teaching, delivering people, and correcting those that had to be corrected. For those that have a very close relationship with Christ, you’re more than blessed. Someone like that isn’t made by accident and given to the the people out of mistake! Christ is the key to the second world, after the coming of his day! God did us all a favor out of love, and for someone that has that much love for us ignorant people, that should tell you how valued you are! I was brought with a price, and I’m happy that I gave my life to the one, who gave me life.

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

The pain of laughter

 

 

Sometimes we all have those moments where we’re laughing and crying at the same time. It’s so painful but it’s very hilarious. It’s not just the jokes that people pull, but the darnest things that other countries make up. It’s actually healthy to laugh very hard, because it gives you more years to life, and you don’t have to worry about dying early. I’m joking!

I can remember having to laugh so hard that I cried and urined on myself. Is that something I would’ve recommended to everyone? No! The fact being is that some of us can’t control the funny things that happen around the world. We’ve been through so much crying in life, why not laugh? What makes it even more funny is when it’s based on something factual, or true. At times it may seem pointless and surreal, but that’s because people make up anything that comes to mind. The worst part is when you want to go and ask, where did you get this from? People say stupid things, and it seems that’s what makes the world go ’round. Laughter is something we all have, it’s part of the package, and it feels great but hurts at the same damn time!

The Meaning or the wedding rings?

I’ve been taking into account lately, about the arguments over love or marriage. I notice how many people say, you don’t need the rings or a signed document stating that you love your partner. Others feel that the rings and the document needs to be there, just to prove that you love the person. Personally, I think the rings and documents should be there because it has a full-on meaning. You can’t claim to love your partner without showing it through an act.

That’s like a man telling a woman he’s been with for eight years, that he’s not going to pop the question. He feels that the ring isn’t relevant and that it doesn’t say much. Well, that’s a lie because it does mean something. It’s important that whomever chooses to get married does it for the right reasons. You can’t possibly want to just marry someone for a month and just lose the ring like Kim Kardashian. That’s very childish, it comes to show not just the world but God that you could never take marriage seriously. I wouldn’t blame her for getting a divorce anyway, because she wasn’t ready at all. She’s all over the place and is now trying to get in where she fits in. That’s not cool or feminine at all!

About almost all of America gets tired of being single, or just dating. Eventually they fall under the spell of something or someone and marries the person. It’s not that someone’s money caught their love, or maybe it is. The point being is that everyone wants to marry and have kids when they’re good and ready. We don’t want to over populate, but we don’t want to under populate either. The ring signifies something crucial and important. I don’t mind sharing that with you, maybe this can help you understand why the rings and documents are so very important. There are married men that cheat, but there are also good men out there, also.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The purpose of the vows and the rings, are to bring the people together. When you join unions, you’re no longer two different people. You become one under the body of Christ, which calls for working as a team and devoting much of your time to it. The vows that says,’ until death do us part’ was meant to keep the two people together. They have to work through their problems, work through their happiness and work through their struggle together. Also, the ring is to ensure other beings amongst you that, you’re married and found what you’ve been looking for. You can’t snoop around, trying to find someone else to fonder with and you’re wearing those vows around your finger.

The meeting of a union is also, a covenant to God that MUST NOT be broken. The only way you can undo what you did, is by divorcing the person if that’s what you feel. The purpose of marriage was never intended for divorcing your spouse. It was meant to keep you both together and to work things out. Some people want their first wedding to be their last wedding, and that means no marrying other people again. You have faithful women and men, that will be willing to crusade with you and make sure that you remain under one system. You can’t operate by being dictated or controlled by someone that’s trying to give you advice, and their marriage didn’t even last.

Normally, a promise comes with marriage and that’s a kid or 6 dozen. Everyone wants children because they feel that it will bring joy and happiness to them. A baby will do those things but, they won’t fulfill that wish for all the wrong reasons. You don’t want to marry just so you can get the kid and leave your wife or vice versa. A child is meant to be born when everything around not just them, but you and your spouse is very stable. A stable environment and what gives you the most joyous feeling and experience out of just having a baby and being married. You don’t have to feel like you’re going to be tied down, because a married is not meant for “tying someone down” either. Marriage is about forming something so strong, and bonding things that no one can attempt to break. You want a foundation that will build empires and nations for decades to come, so that your children and your children’s children, can understand what it means to make a covenant to God.

Finally, when a man marries a woman, he’s expected to do things that a man does. He holds the key to not just the bank accounts or the house, he provides for his family so that they won’t ever have to go hungry in a million years from now. That’s the power of marriage when two unions are joined together to provide for their offspring, and to keep each other happy. This is why a lot of us women want to get married.

THE LAST CHAPTER FROM_CROSSED MIRRORS

Chapter Thirty-One

        We arrived at my aunt’s house in silence. The whole car ride there was very disturbing because he had nothing to say. Tyler was glued to his phone and in his own world. I didn’t interrupt him because he wouldn’t have said much to me. I was expecting things to go a little smoother but it wasn’t as I pictured.

The palm trees that stood aligned of the street made shade. I turned the car engine off and gave Tyler some time to step into a relaxed mood. He hadn’t met my aunt before but it’d been a while since he had seen my father and his wife.

“Are you ready?” I asked.

He cleared his throat, “I guess.”

“I know you’re wondering why I brought you here,” I said.

He nodded his head, “This is a waste of my time.”

“I promise you it won’t be,” I added.

“What makes you think that?” he asked.

He was trying to stress me out, “Get out the car!”

I stepped out of the car and waited for him to make an appearance. My dad’s side of the family would be filled with people that he’d love to talk to. No one ever talked or gossiped about anyone except for Patricia.

“What about the snitch?” he teased.

I laughed, “Don’t worry about her.”

He tried to hold in his laugh, “Okay. Fine, let’s go inside.”

We walked the path of circular marble stones that were guided by a bed of lilies and daisies. Before us was a mini-mansion of a powder pinkish color. There were a few palm trees that blocked the front windows and a huge birdbath in the front lawn. She was living large in a way that I had the opportunity to do the same.

“So your whole family is rich…” he assumed.

I felt like I had to sneeze, “Not everyone.”

“Your dad, aunt, and mother? Right?” he asked.

I laughed, “My mother isn’t rich and my dad is on the boarder.”

“What boarder?” he asked.

“Of being overly wealthy and teasingly wealthy,” I remarked.

When we got into the house Tyler didn’t know how to react. I felt like he was about to panic any second and just say that he wanted to go home. My aunt opened the door and greeted us with her love.

“Skyler, How are you love?” she asked.

I had to do it, “I’m great. This is Tyler Young.”

“Is that a boyfriend?” she teased.

The smile wiped off my face, “No.”

“Okay well friends,” she added.

“Did my dad get here yet?” I asked.

She pointed to the second floor, “He’s in the computer room.”

I led the way, “Let’s go say hello, Tyler.”

The moment we got to the computer room my dad was half sleep. I didn’t understand why my aunt kept calling it the computer room when it was more comfortable than that. There was a fifty-inch flat screen television mounted to the wall. A comfortable expensive couch with the matching end tables and coffee table took up most of the space. It was centered and surrounded with a few plants that looked very healthy.

The carpet was brown and blue but that was the theme, anyhow. We left my father there asleep and Patricia on the computer. My aunt looked really swell to see Tyler for the first time in forever. I talked about him so much to her but this was the disappointing part.

“Would you like to go in the backyard?” I asked.

He was the guest, “Yes.”

“I’d love to spend a few months here,” he said.

I laughed, “I don’t think so.”

“So what did you need to talk about that was so urgent?” he asked.

I grabbed the float, “Sit on here and let’s go for a smooth ride.”

The backyard was very elegant and beautiful. I loved how it looked in the evening because emphasis was placed on the water when the sunset and the moon came out. The grass looked very well groomed and the water was peaceful; no showers or storms.

“Don’t make me mad while we’re on here,” said Tyler.

I laughed, “You’re not as crazy as you’d like to be.”

“You think I won’t?” he asked.

The stress wasn’t getting to me, “I know you won’t!”

For the first time in months a I saw a smile break across his face. Maybe the way we loved each other was too aggressively. I didn’t mind because this was the last hour, last moment, last memory he’d get. It wouldn’t be a great one to remember but all things do come to an end as I remembered him saying before.

“Look, what does that cloud look like?” asked Tyler.

I repositioned my head, “An S and a T.”

“Weird isn’t it?” he asked.

The gentleness in his voice remained, “Now let’s talk business.”

“I have something a little better than business,” I said.

He kept licking his lips, “What’s that?”

“A long goodbye,” I whispered.

He stopped looking up at the clouds, “How many times have we said goodbye?”

“We’ve said it three or four times,” I said.

He turned over on his side and looked at me. I hated looking into his eyes but today I would do it. I turned on my side and faced him the whole night. I decided to spend the last evening we had together, just saying goodbye.

“I hate when you do this,” he said calmly.

I tried to talk softly, “I’m doing it for me this time.

“That’s understandable,” he said.

I ran my fingers along his arm, “I love you.”

“I love you too but why are –“ he was cut off.

“Do you hear that?” I asked.

We listened quietly to the crickets sing their symphony as a production. I didn’t feel like I wanted to cry because my heart grew from the days that were whipping me. I went through the storm alone and I came out fine. My heart was so set on the future that I didn’t want to keep looking at my past anymore.

“The crickets?” he asked.

I smiled, “Yes.”

“I know you want to hear silence tonight, but I thought you should know something,” I said.

He took a deep breath, “What is it now?”

“You see all this that my aunt has?” I started off.

He looked around, “Yeah.”

“I wanted to give you this until I noticed something,” I said.

Tyler interlocked hands with me, “You don’t have a bad heart. You have the right understanding but the wrong motives. I loved you not for what I could get, but for what I could with you. You and I had moments where we pushed each other forward, even as friends. I can’t hold onto to anything we had anymore because it’s only damaging me. It’s been months since we talked but I wanted you to have a last look. Remember, when you asked for more memories?” I asked.

His eyes were watery, “Yep.”

“This is the last one I’m giving to you. Things are happening for me, good things. I can’t let what God has for me to slip away because of us,” I said.

“But you don’t –“ I had to cut him off again.

“Listen to me! I’ll let you talk in a minute; I want your heart to be open to what I’m saying. Don’t think with your mind Tyler; use that huge heart of yours. I fell more in love with our friendship than the relationship. You had it all going for yourself until I…we messed it up. I hope you can forgive me for taking you through the motions,” I ended.

We shimmied over on the wooden float platform and hugged each other. I couldn’t feel anything because my heart was going numb.

“I can’t feel you anymore,” said Tyler.

I closed my eyes, “I know and it’s okay.”

“Is this what you really want?” he asked.

I didn’t have to think about it anymore, “I’m sure this is what I want.”

“Skyler?” whispered Tyler.

I listened with my heart, “Yes?”

“I have to apologize for everything I put you through. Telling you that you were different, and I didn’t want you around. When I said I only wanted sex and not the relationship. The times we’ve argued and I couldn’t admit my faults. Ruining the relationship that we had because I couldn’t be patient. If this is the last time I see you, I hope that you find your wings so that you can fly away. I don’t know if I’m going to miss you or not but –Thank you!” I saw that tear fall from his eye.

“You’re welcome,” I said.

He helped me paddle us back to the lawn and we both stayed quiet. I took deep breaths to refrain from crying. I never asked for much from this boy, all I needed was time. It took all this just to hear him tell me that he apologizes. I had no clue that love could feel so good but only when it’s with the right person.

Tyler stood there watching me, “Do you need help?”

“I have it but can you just do one thing for me?” I asked.

He was wiping his eyes, “Yes.”

After I pulled the homemade float back on land I brushed my hands off. God gave me enough courage and peace to walk up to Tyler and face him. I wasn’t going to hurt him even more because he wasn’t finished healing.

“Always remember that there’s beauty in letting go,” I finished.

He tried to smile, “I can do that.”