Author Archives: gwenbyfaith

About gwenbyfaith

I work in social services here in New York City. I enjoy: reading the Word, fellowshipping, leading a lunch time bible study at work, movies from 30's, 40's and 50's, watching and reading pyschological thriller films and novels, hanging out with my best friends, collecting recipes and kitchen gadgets, spending time with my son whenever possible, watching football and writing. I should have been a buyer for Pier 1; I love that store and I have an interior decorator's eye.

Taking Back Father’s Day

Who I am in Christ, I trace back to my relationship with my Father. It is how my blog’s persona, GwenByFaith was born; it derives from that relationship. Since the sudden death of my father when I was 12 years … Continue reading

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Essence Of A Woman Of Faith

The door opens, a woman gracefully passes through, tiny smile curls her lips. She enters the room, walking tall, moves purposefully, with a quiet confidence, The men immediately notice, caution to approach, she must be spoken for She takes a … Continue reading

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Healing Faith

The year is 2001; it is 3:00 am on a Tuesday morning in the ICU unit. The CT scan of my chest, completed. Fear gripped me tighter than the pain that racked my rib cage with each inhaled breath. The … Continue reading

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Open Mic (The Battle For The World)

Lucifer takes the mic: From the beginning of time I made them mine, So easy to deceive, Promises of knowledge, insight into the secrets of Big G, Foolish, like taking candy from a baby, so easy; wasn’t it Eve? I … Continue reading

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A Letter To Momma

Dear Momma,   I never knew you although you were always there in our home. Our relationship was a tug of war. Growing up, in my eyes, you appeared detached, harsh, unfair, highly critical and never allowed me a voice. … Continue reading

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Through Faith, I See Jesus

Who is Jesus? People have asked this question throughout the ages. As I mediated on what my answer would be, I found myself reflecting on Jesus’ time here on earth. I examined the Gospels and the perspectives of those whom … Continue reading

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Chaotic Faith

Bright skies and warm temperatures drew the people to the park. It was a delicious day to be outdoors. Local merchants selling various items lined the park’s parameters. Within 10 minutes of arriving, Rachel noticed the park was full. Nearby … Continue reading

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Walk of Faith

He gazed out at the lake; frogs croaked in the distance. Three days, time away from the hassles of life he uttered as he blissfully sighed. Nate’s cellphone rang. He stared at the unfamiliar number. A strange, emotionless voice said … Continue reading

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In The Mist There Is Faith

Eyes watch filled with an unwholesome gaze, leaving me feeling small, exposed and afraid But you, God see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand (Psalm 10:14a) No Father to protect me made … Continue reading

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Toiling Faith

When I think about from whom my blessing flow, I mediate on how God works in my life. I liken my faith journey as a work in process. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York; my mother had a garden out … Continue reading

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