Parousia Magazine Indwelling Issue 13

I welcome you to the long-awaited Parousia Magazine Indwelling Issue 13. Thank you for staying true to us, cheering us on, and giving us all the positive vibe we need. I have personally received your gracious embrace in calls, messages, and in-person greetings and this kind act of yours doesn’t just give me joy but motivates me. This is why Issue 13 came to life. Parousia Magazine is a name to reckon with when it comes to publishing Christian literary works to a global audience; this we have been doing for 6 years and we shall keep doing. I am … Continue reading Parousia Magazine Indwelling Issue 13

PAROUSIA CHRISTMAS SHORT STORY CONTEST 2021

PAROUSIA CHRISTMAS SHORT STORY CONTEST 2021 we are pleased to announce that Parousia Magazine is open for its annual Christmas short story contest with a ₦25,000 prize. The theme for this year contest is “A Christmas Miracle.” Deadline is December 22nd, 2021. This contest is open to Christian writers from Nigeria only. The winning entry claims the prize. Send your story, maximum of 3000 words to parousiareads@gmail.com All contestants should follow us on all our social media platforms Facebook Page: Parousia Reads and Magazine Facebook Group: Parousia Collective Instagram: @parousiamag Twitter: @Parousiamag Continue reading PAROUSIA CHRISTMAS SHORT STORY CONTEST 2021

Pinnng! by Marcel Graves – PAROUSIA Magazine

Pinnng! nosce te ipsum (Latin meaning: know Thyself) By: Marcel Graves (Genesis 1:26) Truly glorious gifts come in small packages: Consider your size relative to our planet, Nay, our solar system, Nay, our galaxy, Nay, our universe! We are truly miniscule. But inside! Whoa! What an infinite greatness is working from within! Created in the image and likeness… Small words to behold, but powerful when their true meaning is disclosed. Who would have guessed where the Creator has hidden His secret sacred manna in such plain sight? The Trinity is within each of us! How do you like them apples? … Continue reading Pinnng! by Marcel Graves – PAROUSIA Magazine

Two Poems from Ann Privateer

Hair Woven, pressed, rolled, washed, curled, cut, shaved, combed, dyed, dried, tied, fried, palmated, braided, wired, piled, styled, tamed, rinsed, renewed, wind blown, flipped, up, back, under, clipped, unruly, wiry, teased, twisted, red, blond, gray, auburn, brown, chestnut, silver, ginger, sandy, bleached, black, fuzzy, sculpted tresses, mops, manes– Art: the color of hair. Above and Beyond I took out the old Oldsmobile for a spin over the mountain the top was woven with willows and far more oleanders than my mind could hope to hold. Fearless plants fondly growing more human though never full of blood like the animal kingdom‘s … Continue reading Two Poems from Ann Privateer

Interview with Oluwatoyin A Olojo

Beauty For Ashes is an outstanding book published by Parousia in 2021. We had an interesting conversation Oluwatoyin A Olojo about her debut book. This interview gave insight about her and her book. Why did you decide to write Beauty for Ashes? Is there something specifically that spurred you to write this book? Writing Beauty for Ashes was strictly by the instruction of the Holy Spirit. First, I received the title, then the launch date which was just six months away, then the chapter by chapter title as well as their  subtitles… It was indeed divinely orchestrated. Have you always … Continue reading Interview with Oluwatoyin A Olojo

GOD SEEMS DISTANT by Abasiama Udom

GOD SEEMS DISTANT Humans are close But cannot understand and this place of a leader I want no more. The price is too steep, the depths too wide God seems distant, my pain is all I hear. BIO: Abasiama Udom is a polymathic writer and poet, she writes from Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. Her works have been published in Kalahari Review, Imspired, The Sandy River Review, Rigorous Magazine and elsewhere. She is constantly chasing new adventures but appreciates the constancy of food, music, books, family, sleep, and football in her life. She is on instagram abasiama.udom Continue reading GOD SEEMS DISTANT by Abasiama Udom

Happy Birthday by Ann Privateer

Happy Birthday I think you’re wonderful Happy birthday to you You are my sunshine Happy birthday I’ll row your boat If you row mine Happy birthday dear baby I think you’re Devine Happy birthday to you I want you, baby Because life Is but a dream I want you the way you are So stand by me, I’m yours Don’t worry, be happy It’s my birthday. Bio: Ann Privateer is a poet, artist, and photographer. Some of her recent work has appeared in Third Wednesday and Entering to name a few. Continue reading Happy Birthday by Ann Privateer

I WILL by Abasiama Udom

I WILL I will stand by your door I will knock till you open I will call out your name even in eternity’s yawn my legs hurt, my fingers bloody my voice hoarse Yet I will stay, Arms wide open Proclaiming a love you desire I will stand by your door, I will knock, I will wait BIO: Abasiama Udom is a polymathic writer and poet, she writes from Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. Her works have been published in Kalahari Review, Imspired, The Sandy River Review, Rigorous Magazine and elsewhere. She is constantly chasing new adventures but appreciates the constancy of food, … Continue reading I WILL by Abasiama Udom

In the Morning by Ann Privateer

In the Morning When sun shines in And flaws take shape Because mother said You must be perfect Even if the man in bed Isn’t, I’m wed to someone I don’t know who owns Summers of snow No flowers, no hope With nothing to guide Even love needs faith To shine through. Bio: Ann Privateer is a poet, artist, and photographer. Some of her recent work has appeared in Third Wednesday and Entering to name a few. Continue reading In the Morning by Ann Privateer

MAD OR IN LOVE by Abasiama Udom

MAD OR IN LOVE I still pray amidst my pain To a God I am not sure hears either I am mad or in love yet I choose the later loving, trusting desperately this God in whose word I find redemption yet I am either mad or in love BIO: Abasiama Udom is a polymathic writer and poet, she writes from Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. Her works have been published in Kalahari Review, Imspired, The Sandy River Review, Rigorous Magazine and elsewhere. She is constantly chasing new adventures but appreciates the constancy of food, music, books, family, sleep, and football in her … Continue reading MAD OR IN LOVE by Abasiama Udom

An Antenna by Ann Privateer

An Antenna Sits on my windowsill Two long silver fingers As thin as fishing poles Like a V for victory Pointing to heaven Captures the signal From networks in the ether Connecting me To comedy, sometimes Or news of the day And then, I’m not alone. Bio: Ann Privateer is a poet, artist, and photographer. Some of her recent work has appeared in Third Wednesday and Entering to name a few. Continue reading An Antenna by Ann Privateer

Becoming Like Christ by Gabriel Oluwatomiwa Eniola

Why metamorphose like the world When you can be like the Word? For many are ignorantly deceived By the appealing of the world Thinking they’re admirable in the world But, their worthlessness lie in a bed of roses And by and by in time and tide They will be a wart to the world And their breath will be a buffer zone For they have neglected the Word Helter-skelter they run after the world With the schizophrenia of what the Word is to the world And the Kingdom of the Word will oust the world at the Lord’s return. So, … Continue reading Becoming Like Christ by Gabriel Oluwatomiwa Eniola

BEAUTY FOR ASHES by Oluwatoyin A. Olojo – BOOK RELEASE – PAROUSIA Reads

We are so glad to announce the release of the debut book of Oluwatoyin A. Olojo, “BEAUTY FOR ASHES.” About the Book Beauty for Ashes by Oluwatoyin A. Olojo is a masterpiece on healing, love, faith and hope with love being the foundation.  It describes the unique journey of man with God, a true Christian life, and that of other people using the author’s life as a canvas for the reader’s reflection. It also emphasizes the ways and need to let go of every pain from the past in order to fully embrace the beauty in the present and expected … Continue reading BEAUTY FOR ASHES by Oluwatoyin A. Olojo – BOOK RELEASE – PAROUSIA Reads

Divine Encounter With Jesus Christ (My Testimony) by Chinwe Chinaka – PAROUSIA READS

We are pleased to announce the release of “Divine Encounters With Jesus (My Testimony)” by Chinwe Chinaka. This is a memoir written to inspire you to march into victory. Chinwe Lillian Chinaka hails from South Eastern Nigeria, she is the fourth child in a family of seven: four girls and three boys. She hold a Post graduate Diploma in Education from University of Benin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science with Social Policy from Open University United Kingdom. It was during her one year youth service programme in Nigeria she met her husband. They got married immediately … Continue reading Divine Encounter With Jesus Christ (My Testimony) by Chinwe Chinaka – PAROUSIA READS

Call For Submissions | INDWELLING Issue 13 | Parousia Magazine

PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 13th Issue to be published by July 2021 The theme of this forthcoming Issue is Indwelling Ephesians 1:13 KJVIn whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Indwelling issue 13 is a call for the Christian’s awareness of the Holy spirit dwelling inside of them. We want the world to know how much the Holy Spirit has changed our lives, the great works of the Holy Spirit … Continue reading Call For Submissions | INDWELLING Issue 13 | Parousia Magazine

“I Am Sincerely Speaking Spiritually!” Pray For The World To Defeat Covid-19! – PAROUSIA Magazine

Greetings, my dearly beloved brothers and sisters of God’s inspirational grace; today, I am pleading that each of you will defeat Covid-19 and live a blessed life with your family. Today, let’s join hands in prayers for these three countries. They are currently rated as the top three countries in the world with the worst surge of Covid-19 infections and invasions. They are as follows: 1) Brazil, South America, is experiencing a coronavirus storm of infections and deaths across the country. It’s now the epic center for coronavirus. The highest restrictions are in place on all travels to Brazil. It’s … Continue reading “I Am Sincerely Speaking Spiritually!” Pray For The World To Defeat Covid-19! – PAROUSIA Magazine

Three poems from Abigail-Tydale Bassey | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

I ESTHER walked into the king’s lairwith little hope whatsoever her first attempt was at dinner her shaking voice asked forpityjusticeandrevengepray about the plot of peoplelike Hamaneating with youand beating bones into your throat:an enemy. II LISTEN TO GOD What’d you make of so raging thoughtsgathered beneath your eyes?See, they sag_with very pale glow;voice locked in your throat _hardly, a word comes through. Around is a wind of fear:closing in on you _many doubts tuck in your waistand your soul? panting through dark forest paths;crickets chirping, calling crimes you know by name,you’ve done_ugly sins. Trapped, you are:feeling it’s over. Set … Continue reading Three poems from Abigail-Tydale Bassey | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

Happy Easter | PAROUSIA Magazine

Hello Here is our Easter Message to you. God by the Spirit revealed His Plan to His prophets in the scripture, it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. God who revealed Himself became a man to accomplish what He revealed. This was accomplished in Three Days. God actively worked out his plan for man in the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is God’s wisdom and it happened by the Spirit. He did behind the scene what man could not physically see. Jesus Christ death, burial and resurrection is for our sins. … Continue reading Happy Easter | PAROUSIA Magazine

Parousia Easter Poetry Contest 2021 | PAROUSIA Magazine

We are inviting all our contributors and readers in Nigeria to participate in our maiden Parousia Easter Poetry Contest. Theme: From the Cross to the Throne Guidelines: Write a poem (It should not be more than 10 lines.) Post the poem on your Instagram page. Tag us @parousiamag with a befitting feature image. (You must be following @parousiamag to be eligible for the contest and encourage others to do so.) Ask your friends and families to like and comment on your poem. The Poem with the highest likes gets ₦10,000 5 outstanding poems decided by the editor will receive ₦2000. … Continue reading Parousia Easter Poetry Contest 2021 | PAROUSIA Magazine