Triumph Of My Soul" by Elissa Gabrielle
Triumph of My Soul" is a story I hold near and dear
to my heart. This story is meant to uplift and inspire.
Too often, we are condemned, ridiculed and knocked down,
time and time again. Many people will smile in our face,
but we can't turn our backs to them. The beauty of life
is that, no matter how many times we are knocked down, God
will lift us up, if you believe Him and trust in His word.
It's not about how you fall; its about the grace and dignity
in how you rise."
Grace" by Jessica Tilles
my short story, "Julian's Grace" is fiction, it
speaks straight to the heart. We must treasure each day
we are blessed to be alive and well. Giving thanks to God
for every breath we take."
On The Street" by Jarold Imes
Contemporary Gospel & Christian Rap and Hip Hop grows,
I felt the need to provide a story that would appeal to
this audience. Having been a street/urban/hip-hop author
and having written erotica, I know first hand what it's
like for Christians who come from the streets that are my
age trying to turn their lives around and give them up for
Christ. Hopefully, readers saved and unsaved a like will
understand that you don't have to come from a traditional
church family to serve the Lord."
"A Test Of Faith"
by Lorraine Elzia
lives are inspiration, motivation and lessons for us to
learn by. No person is given an experience just for the
purpose of it happening, there is always a moral to be shared.
It is our duty to share our endurances with others so that
they may indulge in the delicacy of food for thought. I
submitted to the Triumph for the Soul” anthology in
an effort that someone might read my story and have an “Ah
Ha! Moment”. It was my desire to try and reach at
least one person with my words so that they too could test
Stroke Of Purpose" by Keshia Dawn
believe in love and not necessarily just from man to woman,
woman to man, but love for each other. There is so much
hurt and pain in this world and I can figure that most of
it comes from within the family. I honestly wanted to show
that even though there is hurting yet and still in the family,
there can also be healing. It just takes courage to be real.
My motto, right is right and wrong is wrong. Loving unconditionally
Mother, Her Son, And The Father" by Fon James
was inspired to write the short story, A Mother, Her Son
and The Father, after a close friend of mine experienced
the loss of her only son. Even though her son was murdered,
she stood strong and declared the name of Jesus, and even
showed strength at his funeral by standing up to personally
speak a Godly word to his friends who were angry and wanted
to retaliate against the suspected murderer. One young man
even turned his life over to Christ at the funeral. I saw
God comfort her during that terrible time of uncertainty
and bereavement. I saw God give her a peace that surpassed
all understanding of why it happened. I see the victorious
triumph she continues to experience everyday through her
faith in God. It further confirms that when we have God
on our sides, we are truly triumphant.
At A Church" by Jacqueline Moore
a Christian Author, I am always looking new avenues to explore.
When I saw the call for submission, I was intrigued so much
that I actually issued a challenge in one of my online writing
groups. One other member answered my challenge, Lorraine
Eliza. I was thrilled when I learned that her story was
accepted. I wouldn't learn until weeks later that my story
had also been accepted. My story originated from a writing
The Joy Within" by Allyson Deese
inspiration behind "Discovering the Joy Within,"
is that I wanted to help another woman to not go through
the pain and the hurt that I went through at such a young
age. I wanted to impower someone else to be strong and overcome
their hurt and pain. I also felt that the story of my innocent
babies needed to be told."
by Ebonee Monique
"Doors" in about ten minutes and it is, still,
one of my favorite stories. I closed my eyes and visualized
this woman and her struggle for love. I know this fictional
character in every day life. She's my neighbor, she's the
cashier where I shop, she's my professor, she's the single
mother, she's the married woman...she's me. So many times,
we get so caught up in trying to please the "man"
in our lives that we neglect The Man in our hearts. Doors
represents the change and the light at the end of the tunnel,
that so many women desire to see."
Still Here" by Kim Robinson
submitted my story to The Triumph of My Soul because I know
that my testimony can help others."
Loves Us, Always" by Linda Wattley
was inspired to share my story because of the foundation
"The Triumph of My Soul" represented. It gave
me an opportunity to testify about the power of God. Today
I face a struggle challenging my faith in God but He reminded
me, I have faced greater challenges in my life than this
and He did not forsake me and will not forsake me now. When
you get the victory in life, you qualilfy to impart it to
others that they too can rise above adversity. It is an
honor to SHARE the spirit of VICTORY!"
by Bill Holmes
was inspired by the combination of the Biblical verse 1
Corinthians 9:24; my desire to run long distance; and Don
Henley’s New York Minute, a song about appreciating
the blessings in our life. I listened repeatedly to the
song while writing the short story to create an emotional,
mental and physical connection with my characters Alex and
Cynthia so I could feel and capture their frustrations into
my words. Without giving too much away, it was a challenge
to write Marathon because it addresses the aftermath and
possible effect the Iraq war has had on the U.S. soldiers
and their families. I’m proud of my contribution to
The Triumph of My Soul, but I’d be a liar if I didn’t
admit there’s more I want to tell about my characters
and their story."
Woman's Journey" by Linda R. Herman
the submissions call for TRIUMPH gave me the opportunity
to work with an amazing author and poet, Elissa Gabrielle.
I felt that writing an inspirational piece was a challenge
that I was ready to confront head on. Though my story, "One
Woman's Journey" is fictional, I know that there are
many 'Ambers' (my main character) in the world losing their
identities in the shadows of a man. Through the words of
my story I wanted to remind readers of Exodus 20:3 and just
how important it is to ALWAYS put God first. To quote a
beautiful song, 'Can't nobody do me like Jesus.' "
Ministry Of Motherhood" by Cheryl Donovan
Triumph of My Soul" was an opportunity for me to share
with other women, the struggles that I had endured as a
teen mom. I wanted them to see that their current circumstance
doesn't necessarily dictate their future circumstances.
My message is that faith, determination, and perserverance
can bring you through the storms of life and allow you to
experience a triumph of the soul."
Vanilla Room" by Agnes B. Levine
that vanilla room in the psychiatric ward, the supernatural
experience and deliverance from God inspired me to write
it as my truest testimony to give God the glory and inspire
others to overcome their trials knowing God is real. The
submission call for The Triumph of My Soul was my epiphany
that my story was timeless and transcending."
You Least Expect" by Dike Okoro
is no doubt in my mind that my Christian background was
chiefly responsible for my decision to write When You Least
Expect. I was deeply moved and touched by the title of the
proposed anthology and the idea behind the call for submission.
On the creative front, I think historical memory and my
personal and local concerns for national, universal, and
human issues inspired the penning of the story."
The Chains Of Abuse" by Casche Russell
wanted everyone to know that with the help of God, you can
break the chains of abuse. God never gives us more than
we can bear."