CHRISTMAS LIFE by Deborah Nwanguma | Poetry | Christmas Life Issue #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  CHRISTMAS LIFE I am on the dusty roads that lead to homes swollen with people, crawling kids. hanging is the lingering past of a worn year. the month is fading and the rooms are lightened. With the bells of a coming dance, crashing drums for a glorious celebration. The morning air is the calling of the sea, chilly with promises. The leaves shake in epileptic fever. The trees billow in surrender, in a burst of light and rare dance. In the afternoon, the sun studies our skin. On the walls are the cards that spread wings of greetings, wishes … Continue reading CHRISTMAS LIFE by Deborah Nwanguma | Poetry | Christmas Life Issue #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

The lease of God in skin by Tope Ashaolu| Poetry | Christmas Life Issue #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

The lease of God in skin On an axe and fiddling tone was words made The words poured by several servant in several decades Even when centuries make it a phony talk A minute still make it a root that stems need In a hut was God descended Even when earth was His stool And firmament, His resting bar But still, He was lease from oven into a weed boutique Sometimes skin is a sin on it own But God was puke in this skin & in skin was corrections built by Him Bringing all death into past And swelling … Continue reading The lease of God in skin by Tope Ashaolu| Poetry | Christmas Life Issue #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

WRITING ABOUT THE BABY by Elemide Benjamin | Poetry | Christmas Life Issue #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  WRITING ABOUT THE BABY How do you write a poem for the poet that author life without writing a book? I have learnt to write about the road network in the middle of Red Sea, the showers of manna from the restaurant of Heaven, but how do you write about the man that was never a man who left His footprint on water when he walked on the sea of our fears? I could start this poem from the chemistry that made the Word to become flesh inside the test tube of a virgin, but this poem is not … Continue reading WRITING ABOUT THE BABY by Elemide Benjamin | Poetry | Christmas Life Issue #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 | PAROUSIA Magazine

Hello! Happy New Year to you from Parousia Magazine. Our prayer for this year is that your strength will be renewed and you will soar high like an eagle, achieving all your heart desires and prosperous in all your doings. Thank you for staying with us thus far – you are the spirit that keeps this magazine running, your contributions and readership goes a long way in encouraging us to keep publishing the best of Christian Art and Literature. Yes, we were ranked 31st on the Top 50 African Literature Blog by Feedspot. You are making us fly, we look … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 | PAROUSIA Magazine

DO IT NOW! tips for New Year by Mary Joy Orola | PAROUSIA Magazine

December 25, 2018 *Phone rings…* ”Hello Mum…Yes…I will definitely do it ma…Oh! That’s awesome!…Okay, I won’t forget….Haba Mum! I will, this is just 25th; it will definitely be sent on or before January 1st…Okay, Bye ma!” December 27, 2018 *Phone rings…* ”Hey Big boy…I am fine. You?…I didn’t forget. I will sure do it… Of course, I know today is 27, 4 more days into a new year…Yes, I will do it; I promise! Ait. Love you…Bye!” December 30, 2018. *Phone rings…* ”Ọ̀rẹ́ mi, báwo ni?…I dey too o…I wan carry am do now…ehn. No mind mummy jare, she tink … Continue reading DO IT NOW! tips for New Year by Mary Joy Orola | PAROUSIA Magazine

Call For Submission PAROUSIA Magazine The Glorification Issue #8

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 8th Issue to be published by April 2018 during the Easter Celebration. The theme of this forthcoming Issue is the Sufferings of Christ and the Glory that should follow – The Glorification Issue. 1 Peter 1:11 “Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” KJV In the ancient prophesies from the old testament, God promised a Saviour who would suffer and then be glorified. The Life, Death, Burial … Continue reading Call For Submission PAROUSIA Magazine The Glorification Issue #8

POETRY | the poetry of God… by Adebayo Kolawole Samuel

  love is God…   sometimes, we put our fingers in fire and we get burnt we give a kiss we are not supposed to, we touch bodies in places we are not supposed to, we follow women & men into other rooms where moans roam around as goats on hills, we say a word we don’t mean to, we dress a lie in our mouth with wordy colours, and when our misdeeds are full, we lock ourselves up and cry our hearts into an ocean of brokenness, and then we begin to say prayers of forgiveness. what if I … Continue reading POETRY | the poetry of God… by Adebayo Kolawole Samuel

POETRY | THE MAN OF GALILEE by Oladele Babajamu

  THE MAN OF GALILEE  I love the man of Galilee, the atoner of eternal life Decked with heavenly grace  Nailed to the cross at Golgotha  Resurrected into eternal glory                       For reconciliation                               redemption                                restoration                                  remission  and for sanctification of the majestic lordship of the sons … Continue reading POETRY | THE MAN OF GALILEE by Oladele Babajamu

PAROUSIA Magazine Christmas Issue #4

Dear Readers, I welcome you to the Christmas Issue which is the fourth Issue of PAROUSIA Magazine. I bless God for the success of the previous issues which are Easter Issue, Purity Issue and September Issue. I am grateful to God as PAROUSIA Magazine is a year older already. All glory to his name. My sincere appreciation goes to the Board of Advisors Oyin S. Oludipe, Su’eddie Vershima Agema and Tola Oyediran for their encouragement and support. Thanks for being there. Also, my gratitude goes to you our readers for reading PAROUSIA Magazine and our esteemed contributors for sharing your … Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine Christmas Issue #4

Poetry from Sylvia Riojas Vaughn

You can read this publication in PDF format of PAROUSIA Magazine Easter Issue  by following this link   Calvary: A Meditation “But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.” — John 19:34, King James Version     His ministry, on the cross for all to see. His body, the living bread. His blood, drink of eternal life. His cupful of suffering, willingly drained for our salvation. The water that John writes poured from His side when the Romans pierced it after His death – O bless also the water! … Continue reading Poetry from Sylvia Riojas Vaughn

Poetry from Mike Bullock

You can read this publication in PDF format of PAROUSIA Magazine Easter Issue  by following this link   THE SUFFERING OF JESUS Born into a world of anger The rich and greedy ran You came to help the leper The poorest kind of man Brought light into the darkness And lived a simple life You suffered, oh so greatly In Your walk of toil and strife. Upset the laws of hypocrites The Pharisees and their kind And taught about The Father To people who were blind You ridiculed the system By changing all the rules Angering the mighty Demoting them … Continue reading Poetry from Mike Bullock

PAROUSIA Magazine Easter Issue #1

Dear Readers, I welcome you to the First Issue, Easter Issue of PAROUSIA Magazine: A Christian Arts and Literary Magazine. I must mention that firstly, PAROUSIA Magazine (formerly only a blog magazine) now has a new logo and secondly PAROUSIA Magazine is now being published in eBook format (PDF) for free download. However, the PDF publication won’t stop the continuous web based publication on the website. I am grateful to every contributor for sending their works. This is the First Issue, the Easter Issue published in PDF. The issue publication will be periodic as we have three more publications this … Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine Easter Issue #1

TO IMPRESS OR NOT TO IMPRESS by Aremo Olalekan

We live in a world where we are so particular about people affirming our strengths. We want people to approve of us, we want people to like us, we want people to accept us, who doesn’t want that, and that in itself isn’t bad. No it isn’t. It’s relevant that we have a level of ‘good’ reputation among people. It is important, but it becomes questionable when we choose to impress the outside world at the expense of our inside world. I’ll explain. Many times we make some really compromising compromises, we neglect our right value system so that we … Continue reading TO IMPRESS OR NOT TO IMPRESS by Aremo Olalekan

A FATHER AND A FRIEND by Akor Emmanuel

As broken glass with glue we mend, so i took my broken heart to Jesus ‘coz he is my friend. Have you a mind ladened with load? pour it all at his feet to repair. Is it slowly sniffing away your hope? Come to Jesus, a father and a friend. ‘The road would be rough’ he said to me, ‘Hold on and dont be warry, for i am the lamp at your feet. Like a sacred lamb, you would be unblemished’. As broken glass with glue we mend, So i brought my broken heart to jesus for he is my … Continue reading A FATHER AND A FRIEND by Akor Emmanuel

ABODE OF ABADDON by Adigun Temitope Idealism

ABODE OF ABADDON (TO THE CHURCH) The fear of the land, Is the beginning of defeat The anti-christs, offsprings of the darkness They must obey his commands! They fight and destroy souls, Like knights of hell To fulfill the purpose of the king of hell The Church is engraved with his trap Chaos in the abode! Give way to the place of life They travelled through time with spell, to bring in souls The church of the anti-christ Are you ready for that night You sons of perdition Thessalonians warning is knocking at your door Anti-christ father of anti-christs, denying … Continue reading ABODE OF ABADDON by Adigun Temitope Idealism

ALANTERE by Amore David Olamide

ALANTERE (IN SEARCH OF BLISS) In search of bliss.  Unexpected scenes are seen.  Some scenes that had us pleased, And some that our memories doesn’t want to fixed.  In search of bliss,  Ajirebi avoid evil,  And his hair went bald.  The dog saw mystery,  And could only bark.  In search of bliss.  The goat meet Iya Oshogbo,  And had it mirth unfold.  The cow meet knife.  And had it life deprived.  In search of bliss.  Insects meet insecticide.  The ants stumbled under feet of sizes.  Cockroach crumbled in premises,  Where the mouse got it nemesis.  In search of bliss,  The … Continue reading ALANTERE by Amore David Olamide