PODCAST: Whyte House Family Spoken Novels #393: “All the Bishop’s Children II” – Chapter 33

Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #393. Today we are reading chapter 33 of the novel “All the Bishop’s Children Book 2” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.

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Hoping his mother would take heed to Mildred’s words, DJ went to his room to finish his meal. Nothing much on television, he thought as he flipped through the channels. He had just settled down on his bed when someone knocked on his door.
“Yeah. Who is it?”
“It’s us. Rachel and Jennifer.”
DJ smiled as he sat up.
“Come in,” DJ said. “I didn’t know you were here,” he said to Jennifer after they opened the door. “I saw your mother but I didn’t see you.”
“I was in Rachel and Jessica’s room. That Jessica is something else,” Jennifer said.
“Well, I’ll leave you two alone,” Rachel said closing the door behind her.
“Mind if I sit down?” Jennifer asked.
“No. Not at all.”
Jennifer sat down on the edge of the bed.
“You don’t have to sit on the very edge of the bed. Scoot over before you fall,” DJ said laughing.
Jennifer giggled as she scooted over on the bed. The two looked at each other both feeling a little awkward.
“I’ve been meaning to tell you this for some time now, but not only do you make the youth choir sound real good, you make it look real good especially from where I sit.”
Jennifer laughed. “You could have told me that earlier if you weren’t so quick to disappear after church. Where are you in such a hurry to go every Sunday?”
“Home to watch the football game and to get my food before the church folks eat it all up.”
“I hear you,” Jennifer said, laughing. “Are you enjoying your new job at Sonic?”
“It’s all right. I’d enjoy it better if you were cooking beside me. I can put in a good word for you,” DJ said.
“No, thanks,” Jennifer said. “I’m just going to focus on my studies, plus my parents make more than enough money so I don’t have to work.”
“I don’t have to work either. But I guess with me it’s a male thing. You know, I want to make my own way. I want to do for myself and help take care of the family,” DJ said.
“That is so nice,” Jennifer said.
“What’s with you and Marsha? You two are always whispering,” DJ said.
“Oh, just girl talk,” Jennifer said. “Do you mind if I ask you something?”
“Go ahead.”
“Why do you act so cool towards me when we are in school and even at church? It’s almost like I don’t exist,” Jennifer said.
“I don’t know,” DJ said shrugging his shoulders. “I don’t want it to seem like I’m tied to just one girl. You wouldn’t understand.”
“If you say so,” Jennifer said.
“Do you want to come party with me at the club this Saturday? I won’t keep you out too late.”
“That’s why you sleep so much in church when you should be listening to your father preach,” Jennifer said with a laugh.
“Some of the best sleep too,” DJ said.
A knock on the door interrupted their conversation.
“Come in,” DJ said.
Jennifer’s mother stepped into his room. “Hello, Mrs. Pearson,” DJ said.
“Hello to you too, DJ. How are you?” Mrs. Pearson said. “I hardly ever see you anymore.”
“I’m doing fine. I’ve just been busy,” DJ said.
“Good. Keep your mind and body busy and the devil won’t get a foothold in your life. Well, it’s time for us to go, Jennifer. I have to get rested up for work tomorrow. It’s been a long day. Bye, DJ. Stop by the house sometime.”
“I will,” DJ said. “See you in school tomorrow, Jennifer.”

“So how did things go with you and DJ?” Mrs. Pearson asked Jennifer on their drive home.
“Just fine,” Jennifer said. “Why are you so interested in me talking with him?”
“Because he’s from a good family. I don’t have any issues with them at all. Besides, I trust DJ.”
I don’t have any issues either except I don’t want to have any run-ins with any of the girls at school especially Marsha Granderson, Jennifer thought.

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It seemed everywhere DJ turned, a girl was trying to get his attention. In between two of his morning classes while he was at the water fountain, a girl walked up behind him.
“Hi, I’m Laverne. I just wanted to say I think you’re cute and I like you.”
DJ, surprised at her boldness, tried to turn around to see who Laverne was, but she was standing so close to him he couldn’t stand up straight without brushing against her.
DJ said, “I think you’re cute, too, and I like you. Let’s go out on a date. Are you new around here?”
“I’ve been around,” Laverne said. “Here. This is for you.”
DJ glanced at the piece of paper she handed him.
“Yeah. I’ll give you a call. Any special time?”
“Any time after nine-thirty,” Laverne said. “Promise?”
“You bet.”
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Now, dear listener, please know that God—the divine Author of all things—wants to write a great story with your life as well. But first you must give Him the pen by trusting Him with the life He gave you and surrendering your heart to Jesus Christ as Savior. Here is how:

1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

May God bless you until next time.

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