A childhood in seven booksNearly eleven years ago, a little girl hung on her sister's arm, begging to be included in her game. Eventually one of her friends humoured me with the memorable role of "the old woman who lives in the chamber of secrets." It's not a great start to a relationship, but it was a beginning.A childhood in seven books5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A few months later I came home for the first time. Hogwarts with it's ceiling like the night sky , its singing suits of armour and high pointed towers came alive for me as no place on paper has ever done before or since. And in it lived the friends I had never had, the small intelligent girl with bushy hair like mine, the red haired boy who stared and laughed at her and who would one day show us the true power of friendship, and Harry; brave, funny, always fighting to do the right thing.
As they grew and changed and learned to love- I grew with them, shooting up like a star, filled with magic. But I always knew they would beat me to the adult world.
When I was twelve years old, I watched harry grow up,
Truly From My Heart: LoveDoes being a Christian mean that you're better than others? No. Does it mean that life is going to be 'easy street' after you become a Christian? No. Does it mean you'll instantly become perfect? No. No matter how long you've been saved, whether it be 30 seconds or 30 years, you will still go through hard times. You will STILL struggle with issues that this life throws at you. There will still be times when you're ready to give up on everything in your life and just lay down and die. Being a Christian means realizing that you're meant for more than whatever this world has for you. That you can overcome ANYTHING that comes your way. That when you've reached rock bottom and are ready to give up, that God will offer you his hand to pick you up higher than you ever thought you could go.Truly From My Heart: Love3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've been an off and on Christian for most of my life now. It's never been easy. I've faced addictions, I've faced times when all I wanted to do was curl up and die, and there were times I wanted to even en
Forgiven Never before had I been plunged into darkness this sinister, this eerie, this threatening. Never before had my soul felt this ripped to shreds, this deserted, this abandoned. A shiver rattles my tiny frame as the darkness pulses around me. Not again, I think as I feel a tear trickle down my check. This was no ordinary teardrop, but a deep stain of crimson reeking of iron and burning my eye as it formed.Forgiven4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Who can save you?" The darkness questions as I witness the blood turn to ink as it inscribes letters into my arm once more. Though singeing with unfathomable pain, the darkness refuses to let another second pass without bearing witness to the horrible letters sprawled upon my arms. To anyone else, they would hold no meaning, and to anyone else, they would wonder why my arms were stained in red. It was only I, and of coarse the loathed darkness about me, that could decipher the terrible code written in scarlet.
Selfish, envious, wrathful, prideful, self-pitying, and o
My Father Didn't 'Strut'"Shut up, Malfoy!" Potter roared at me at the top of his lungs. He actually looked severely angry. Maybe I'd gone too far this time, insulting his dead parents. Nah. I just put on a smirk and acted as if he didn't scare me, because he didn't. I was about to do the exact opposite of his wish, and antagonize him some more, when a cool, thick voice interrupted me.My Father Didn't 'Strut'5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Potter! Malfoy! What do you think you're doing?" Professor Snape walked over, cornering us in the hall. There was no way out of this one, except maybe some smooth talk.
"Nothing Professor," I said as innocently as I could manage. I could tell he was not convinced.
"Draco, the day your statement about doing nothing, while an angry Potter fumes next to you, becomes true, is the day I cut my hair and join the Weird Sisters on tour. Now, what's going on?" Snape spat, obviously not in a good mood.
"Might I answer your question, Severus?" Professor Lupin sidled up next to Snape. I never liked that teacher; there was something weird a
A Bottle of Felix Felicis"Just swish your wand like- No, don't jab- Ahh, just- No! No no no, don't do that, that's how you-"A Bottle of Felix Felicis4 years ago in Romance More Like This
FWOOM. There was a collective groan as the Gryffindor common room was suddenly covered in a foul liquid.
"-Released the Stinksap last time." James sighed as he leaned back in his chair and passed a hand over his eyes.
"Sorry!" squeaked Lily as she raised her wand, wincing, to clear the mess. She paused suddenly, and turned around, eyes twinkling. "Actually, why don't you try?"
James started a bit and looked around wildly. He shrank a bit under the baleful glare of every Gryffindor in the room, and said uncertainly, "Um alright " He slashed his wand in the general direction of the room and pronounced, "Scourgify?" before Lily even had time to shout "WAIT!"
POOF. Now there was confetti on top of the Stinksap.
"Scourgify," said Lily hastily, and she turned back to James, who had collapsed into his chair again. "See, twirl it, don't slash."
"I just can't do it!" fumed James, wavin
One of SorrowsI went for a walk.One of Sorrows3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I saw a man.
He said something, I missed most of it because of my headphones. I said hello with a smile.
I passed him.
Then he called me back.
He gave me his story.
He didn't drink or smoke. He was a poor old black guy. (Literally. Not condescendingly.)He wanted to get to Salvation Army for a bed and a shower. It cost 8 or 9 dollars a night.
Would I give?
I was heartbroken to say that I couldn't.
I didn't have my wallet. Not a dime or card on me, even if I had some to spare.
He apologized for bothering me.
I told him it was nothing and told him I'd pray.
And I honestly did.
As I told God, if I had it, I would have given him everything.
God replied: "I know. But it's someone else's turn."
He repeated that as I repeated my part. I hated how I could do nothing. He assured me prayer was something, and eventually the prayer turned from the vague hope he would get something to praying that the 'someone' would step up and be moved to help.
Stand strong!In my love for you I have given you the words of life to direct your steps and keep you safe. The laws I give are for your good-they are purposeful, not arbitarary.Stand strong!4 years ago in Letters More Like This
Naboth was obedient to the laws I gave Israel. He understood the importance of keeping the land he had inherited-the land I had given his ancestors-even when the kings sought to purchase it. The cost of obedience was great, but my servant stood firm for what he knew was right.
You'll meet plenty of people in life who only want what they want, without regards for me. But take heart-Scripture is full of faithful ones like Naboth who honored their commitment to me without fail and without regret.
I understand that it isn't always easy to do what is right, to stand against the crowd, to turn away from something lucrative because it is wrong. But I will honor you for your obedience. Stand strong!
Pill in a bottleThere's a pill in a bottle,Pill in a bottle9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
there's the bottle in his hand.
there's a baby in the corner -
in the garbage can.
no more need for scalples,
no more need for pain
terminate the baby -
It's what we call humane.
It's a painless death?
It's a painful lie
that a human should say
that a human should die
It's our love of money
it's our greed for lust
it is the new world order -
"let them die if they must".
They never had a chance
they never had a say
they never even understood
the price they had to pay.
You can argue rape,
and the penalty shifts.
"And what about it's welfare?"
'it' happened from your kicks.
'it' happened from your jollies,
'it' happened in your bed
'it' happened in your brand new car
just before you wed.
If you do not want a baby
then do not have your sex
others can control themselves
don't make a baby ex.
This is what happensThis is what happens when you said that you would never love me.This is what happens4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
This is what happens when you said you loved me but it was never true
This is what happens when you leave me for her.
This is what happens when you brag about her to everyone.
This is what happens when you said you always wanted to kiss me but never did
This is what happens when you said that i was a jerk.
This is what happens when I actually believed you.
This is what happens when you said everything, I die and you live your life like you never knew me.
Ask for helpMy child, when the waters of life seem bitter, talk to me and see what I have for you.Ask for help4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Moses cried out when my people complained in the desert. They only saw the size of their need, not my ability to provide. They forgot that I created water to sustain life, and that I always delight to supply what my people need.
Just as I demonstrated my power when the Israelites sojourned in Egypt, I showed them my power in the desert. Let me do the same for you. When you're facing similar situations, be quicker to ask for help than you are to complain. And remember that I am always here when you need me. I can turn things around, my child. I can turn those bitter situations sweet.
What do you see?Child, my faithfulness isn't some airy promise, but a truth as saolid as a mountain. When I vowed to give my people Israel the land of Canaan as their inheritance, I meant to keep that promise. Yet they couldn't see beyond the fortified cities and the powerful people inhabiting those cities. Only two of my chosen ones-Caleb and Joshua-had the right perspective. They believed that with me leading the way, they could do anything.What do you see?4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I long for you to believe that too. When you are confronted by seemingly overwhelming obstacle-a lost job, a spouse who has left, an illness that can't be treated-pause and consider: what do you see? Do you see a hopeless situation, or an oppotunity to allow me to work in and through your life?
I am there in the pain. I am there in the troubles and difficulties. And I will be with you in the Promised Land.
Stay 6 O' Clock“I’m DONE!” she shouted. She slammed the door behind her, pulled the backpack up on her shoulders and stormed away from her own house…although, she didn’t really like calling it her house…because she never felt at home there. She marched away and walked up to the street to wait for the bus to take her off to school. Her boring, dull, and standard school. She hated the smelly and noisy bus that carried her there every day, and she hated the boring and stupid things that she was forced to learn and do. It was a pain. What she wouldn’t give to escape it all. If that wasn’t enough, she was pissed off at her stepfather once again…because he had forgotten what day it was too.Stay 6 O' Clock3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Excuse me.” Mika looked up the street and saw a surprising sight. Parked near her driveway was a large red pickup truck. It was very clean and it looked almost brand new…in fact it smelled new. Inside the car was a young man with curly brown ha
LifeHere is the truth and nothing less:Life4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
This pain you've caused, still hurts.
About a year ago, sometime in May,
You confessed your love to me.
I denied everything and hid my emotions.
You continued: determined.
You just had to have me.
Finally, I gave in and said,
"I love you too."
On May the 31st,
You gave me my first kiss: and then another one.
Mutually, we decided to be together
Through the pain: the torture.
We snuck around my father.
Secretly, we met each other.
You were my Romeo;
And I, your Juliet.
I dreamt of you most every night,
But I could never tell you
For two months, you made me the happiest girl alive.
I wanted nothing more:
Until that day.
On July the 26th,
I found out you still loved her: your ex.
Not only that, you were with her:
In a way that I was not with you.
It hurt: I cried and didn't eat for 2 days straight.
Nothing eased the pain:
You were my best friend.
Somehow, you betrayed me.
You begged for me back, but I didn't accept your love.
So, you t
The hidden thingsLoved on, I have given you a vast capacity for curiosity and wonders. I love your desire to learn, explore, and grow in knowledge. Yet there are some "hidden things" that I have chosen not to reveal to you on this side of Heaven, just as I chose not to reveal every detail of my plans for my people of Israel.The hidden things4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Some things are simply unnecessary for you to know. Moses understood this truth-and trusted me anyway. So trust me in this: everything that you do need to know in order to live faithfully is written plainly in my Word. Everything you need to know about me-about what I require of you, and how much I love you-is right at your fingertips.
And that's no secret.
My confession What has happened, happened there is no doubt about that. There is no point in trying to re-write history, for that has never worked. No, the events that have taken place shall never be unwritten, but that does not mean they were right. I cannot deny my accountability for most of the problems that arose nor can I deny my responsibility to try and resolve some of those problems now.My confession3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What we were and who we were will never change. We can change how we look at life and choose to embrace the natural changes of growing up, but we can never deny who we were for it is always a part of us. We invented those identities and no matter how much we grow up, they will always be a part of us because those memories are a part of us. Each identity helped us grow in one way or another, whether we can actually see it or not.
Death, Doom, Destruction and Disaster were created in a childhood imagination. But just because we have grown, does not mean we deny t
More than an inheritanceI long for a close relationship with you. But note that I have children, not grandchidren. Each son or daughter of mine has to know me personally. A relationship with me cannot be handed down throught a family.More than an inheritance4 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Rarely do I find more faithful family thanthat of Jacob. I called his grandfather Abraham "friend" and entered into a convenant with him. And I blessed Jacob's father Isaac. Even so, Jacob had to know me for himself. I painted a dream for him. We wrestled. He encountered me in a personal way so I could unleash my works in his life. The same way is true for you.
Your spiritual inheritance is important, but secondary. I want ti be known as your God, not just the God of your ancestors. I value intimacy with you.
Look for me, beloved. I'm waiting for you.
Risky businessI am almighty God. I can do anything. While that can be hard for you to fathom, you show your acceptance of this truth by the risks you take. Taking a risk for me-even in the midst of doubt-shows me that you trust me to work in your situation.Risky business4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A risk can also mean stepping up and taking responsibility even when doing so is hard. That's what Judah did. He personally guaranteed the safety of his brother Benjamin returned to Egypt with them. Judah was willing to risk his own life to guarantee Benjamin's safe return to their father.
I was with Judah as he took that step of faith. And I will be with you in your steps of faith as well. Take risks, remembering that you walk by faith, not by sight. Risks feel dangerous and make you vulnerable. But that, dear one, is what faith is all about.
ZuTara: Things Left UnsaidZuTara: Things Left Unsaid5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Katara watched in horror as her friend threw himself in the path of a lightning bolt...a lightning bolt that was meant for her. It hit him in the chest, and he was thrown through the air by its force. Finally, after what seemed an eternity, he landed on his side. Her eyes widened as she watched electricity course through Zuko's body, causing him to convulse. When it subsided, he rolled onto his back and moaned, clutching his chest.
If you fly away tonight...
"Zuko!" She yelled out his name, desperately praying that he would be okay. She ran in his direction, bending water onto her hands as she went, hoping that somehow, maybe, she could help him. She had never realized it before, but...watching him risk his life for her, she was beginning to realize that she thought of him as more than just a friend.
I wanna tell you that I love you.
Before she could reach Zuko's side, a blast of fire in front of her caused her to stop. She looked up to realize that she was being attacked
God's Love Letter to YouThe words you are about to experience are true...God's Love Letter to You8 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
They will change your life if you let them,
for they come from the very heart of God
He loves you,
and He is the Father you have been looking for all your life
This is His love letter to you:
You may not know Me, but I know everything about you Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered Matthew 10:30
For you were made in My image Genesis 1:27
In me, you live and move and have your being Acts 17:27-28
For you are my offspring Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you, when I planned creation Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth,
and where you would live Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in you mother's wom
End of Romance -JamesSirius-Theirs was a relationship so forbidden it would have surely landed the pair of them directly in Azkaban. It hadn't started out as anything other than them being best friends, but by the time they were sixteen, it was more than them just being best friends. None of the others in Gryffindor knew, and the pair were thrilled at that. What would the rest of the house think if they found out that Sirius Black and James Potter were at one point in time madly in love with each other? But everything had changed their sixth year, and they were no longer the same as they once were.End of Romance -JamesSirius-4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Sirius Black had first met his cousin, James Potter, as children at a Black family function, before the Potters decided they did not like the political views of the "Most Noble and Ancient House of Black". They were five years old at the time and became friends almost immediately, which showed in how often they would write letters back and forth. It was
Revenge is Spelled 'Polyjuice'Rated PG No PairingsRevenge is Spelled 'Polyjuice'4 years ago in Humor More Like This
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters in the Harry Potter universe; they belong to JK Rowling, and I make no money off of this
Draco Malfoy was sitting on a hallway floor just outside a closet full of unwanted cleaning supplies. Bored half to death, he wiggled his feet to watch the reflections of the lights overhead move around on the surface of his perfectly polished boots. "Hurry up, you two!"
Crabbe and Goyle were crammed into the closet, moldy string-mops and bristle-less brooms nudging their ears. Goyle was holding a device that looked like a small porthole against one wall. It showed a tiled, steam-filled room. The two over-sized boys snickered. "Just a little longer, Malfoy," peaded Goyle.
"Yeah, things are getting good. You can see everything," Crabbe said.
"I'm not seeing anything because I'm not a perverted peeping Tom." Draco leaned his head back against the wall and closed his eyes. He began to doze off.
Harry stepped into a nic
Surprise for Lexxa24Surprise for Lexxa245 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
All I want for christmas is you. <3
I've been at the Burrow for about four days: today was December 24th, which meant it was also my birthday and Christmas at the same time. Sure, Christmas was the 25th, but we celebrate it at midnight on the 24th. Anyhow, we celebrated my birthday yesterday because today we knew we would be really occupied. It was really great, though, but I had a feeling the Christmas party would be even greater.
I was really happy to be here, I got to admit. I wasn't sure about going in the first place; I knew that Harry and Hermione were also coming to the Burrow for Christmas, so I didn't want to burst in just like that. This year, Fred and George asked Rose and me to come to celebrate Christmas with all their family at the Burrow and I was really excited to go even though I wasn't sure if it was okay with Molly, but George insisted. And of course, I couldn't resist going. Anyhow, I don't regret being here at all. The Weasley family is so nice and re