​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 12th Issue to be published by September 2020 The theme of this forthcoming Issue is HEAL THE WORLD Psalm 147:3 KJV He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Heal the world is a theme inspired by the present pandemic that has plaqued our world today. The Covid 19 pandemic has brought life changing experiences to many, lives have been lost, means of livelihood have been forgone with people clamouring to remain alive and healthy. PAROUSIA Magazine looks forward to reminding people that there is one who can … Continue reading ​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

LOSS by Carol Lauver | Flash Fiction | PAROUSIA Magazine

Mama was never the same after losing Grandpa, her twin sister, Charlene, and my brother Braylon. Mama stared into my brown eyes, grabbed ahold of my braids and whispered, “I will keep you safe Ashanti, no matter what. My life means nothing if you’re not with me.” “Mama, why are you talking like this? You’re scaring me. Tell me, please.” Mama ranted, cursing God for taking her family and allowing this to happen. “Haven’t I been faithful, and done everything humanly possible? Why am I being punished?” She stopped going to church. Grandma would plead with Mama to go to … Continue reading LOSS by Carol Lauver | Flash Fiction | PAROUSIA Magazine

Call for Submission | Parousia Short Story Anthology | PAROUSIA Magazine

Parousia Short Story Anthology Parousia is looking for Christian themed fiction for its Short Story Anthology. Parousia is a Christian art and literary magazine, and a publishing platform that encourages Christian writings and art works. Submit your well-crafted stories in 3000 words or less. Deadline is July 31st, 2020 Kindly send your story to parousiaanthology@gmail.com. Entries should be in one .doc or .docx and be previously unpublished. Include your contact information and a biography not more than 100 words stating country of origin or residence. Every contributor will receive a free e-book copy of the anthology. Follow us on social … Continue reading Call for Submission | Parousia Short Story Anthology | PAROUSIA Magazine

Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS LIFE ISSUE #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 10th Issue to be published by December 2019 during the Christmas Celebration. The theme of this forthcoming Issue is The Christmas Life Issue. John 1: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. The Birth of Jesus is God becoming a man. This is a Glorious Birth that brings Eternal Life to Humanity. 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, … Continue reading Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS LIFE ISSUE #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A VIRGIN AND HER CHILD by Nina Onuorah | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

    A VIRGIN AND HER CHILD This had to be the most excruciating pain ever! She closed her eyes and gripped her fiance’s hand as the pain, starting from the small of her back, took over her entire body. This was worse than the time she fell from her bicycle at age eleven and fractured her ankle. She had thought she would never forget how that felt. Until this. This just made everything else pale, so pathetically, in comparison. The contraction passed and Mary felt her body relax. She loosened her grip on poor Joe’s hand and knew the … Continue reading A VIRGIN AND HER CHILD by Nina Onuorah | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A SAMOYA VILLAGE CHRISTMAS by Denis Waswa Barasa | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  A SAMOYA VILLAGE CHRISTMAS You would know that it was a big deal when you started seeing women with nylon sacks trooping mother’s hut in the absence of father that a new season was approaching. They would conveniently make sure they arrived late in the afternoons because they knew the men of the homesteads were not around. Were they to be around, they wouldn’t approve of the women’s mission. Nevertheless, such men, as indeed the husbands to these women on a special mission, never complained of the new appearance of their mud walled grass thatched houses that would be … Continue reading A SAMOYA VILLAGE CHRISTMAS by Denis Waswa Barasa | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

YORUBA DRUMS by Oghenero Ezaza | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  YORUBA DRUMS Welcome to Africa Mr White Welcome to Ilaro my friend so glad you honoured my invitation this is the Redeemed Church I know we play your drum kit and blow your saxophone with coloured lightings on the roof I excuse your smiling at our apprenticeship yet you won’t deny the other melody you can’t comprehend See now your drum kit has stopped playing and your saxophone is on the floor now even the singing halts this is the moment Hear it is that melodious background sound that is the only sound now you now see where it … Continue reading YORUBA DRUMS by Oghenero Ezaza | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

PAROUSIA Magazine Ranked Among Top 50 African Literature Blogs

    We are delighted to announce that PAROUSIA Magazine has been ranked among the Top 50 African Literature Blogs. This is a good news for us and we are excited about it. We are ranked 31st on the list alongside other outstanding Literary Blogs on the Continent. Many thanks to Anuj. You can read the full list by following this link. Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine Ranked Among Top 50 African Literature Blogs

Editorial PAROUSIA Magazine INCARNATION Issue #7

  Dear Readers, It’s with great joy I welcome you to PAROUSIA Magazine Incarnation Issue 7 – Christmas 2017. I am pleased to say PAROUSIA Magazine is two, it‘s been two years of God’s faithfulness in promoting Christian Arts and Literature. I am glad we’ve come a long way together in a short time, thanks for your consistency in your contributions, submissions and readership of this Magazine. Your work is our product, your satisfaction when it comes to Christian Arts and Literature is our profit. I’m delighted to say PAROUSIA Magazine is not relenting in promoting Christian Literature. We’ve set … Continue reading Editorial PAROUSIA Magazine INCARNATION Issue #7

FICTION | The Stubborn Mini-Skirt By Nsah Mala

  The Stubborn Mini-Skirt                                                             Miss Gwendolyn Ajehla was both popular and notorious throughout Government High School (GHS) Ibamakuo and even beyond. She was a teacher of English Language in the school. And she had graduated from the Higher College of Education (HCE) Yamandé, with a First-Cycle Secondary School Teacher Certificate in English Modern Letters some two years earlier. Given that Miss Gwendolyn was very young and beautiful, she became exaggeratedly proud. She was barely twenty three years old, with a light, slim skin and of an average height. Her popularity stemmed from her good mastery of the English language … Continue reading FICTION | The Stubborn Mini-Skirt By Nsah Mala