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Last call signifies closing time is near, either you place your last order or settle any open tabs. In life, it’s when you’re fed up and a decision must be made … Should I Stay, or Should I Go?

For Lillian Weaver, last call could be a possible end to her seven-year marriage to Blair.

Blair, the owner of a popular bar, B Squared has allowed success to go to his head. Now, his pride and ego are bigger than the promises and plans he once made with his wife. A wife, who no longer recognizes the man Blair has become. He used to be loving and kind, someone she was willing to sacrifice her own dreams for.

Until one day, he changed. His demeaning language and disrespectful actions leaves Lillie confused, hurt and tired. Will Blair’s pride cause Lillie to walk away and him lose it all? You’ll have to find out in this Christian Fiction novella, Last Call.

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Excerpt

“Baby, it’s been too long since I’ve danced,” I tell her.

“Me too but hey, it’s great cardio.”

“Let’s get out of here because I’m starving.”

“We can always hit up CK’s like we used to do in college.”

“Yes,” I sing. “I haven’t been there in forever.”

Thirty minutes later, Hazel and I are enjoying our food.

“So, what are you going to do now that you’re divorced and on your own?” she asks me.

“I’m going back to work at the West Clinic. It’s only part time but I’m excited.”

“Really? Why? I know you don’t need the money.”

“I know but I’ve been helping Perry—”

“Wait,” she interrupts. “Perry is the moving company guy whose wife was your patient before?”

I nod. “Her name is Gillian and she’s going through chemo for the second time in 18 months. I’ve been over to their house a few times helping her after the treatments and I miss it. Not the nastiness of it but the part about caring for the patients.”

“You’ve always been great at that. I remember when your grandmother was sick, you took very good care of her.”

“I know, and God knows I miss them. If my grandpa was still living, I probably would have moved back to Mississippi and reopened the diner.”

“Not that dingy ass diner Blair is always bad mouthing?” she laughs.

“Child forget him. That diner saved his tail, plenty of times after his mom ran off with the money he’d saved for college. Anyway, with BJ turning a year old soon, I think it’s time I do something for me.”

“Well, I think it’s a great idea and I’ll help with BJ.”

“Hazel, thank you.” She is trying to swallow her coffee to stop me from saying it. “No, listen. I never got to thank you for that night at the apartment. I had a feeling Blair was lying but, I was mad and hurt. It seemed like everything was hitting me at once. Man, it felt like my heart was in a vice grip,” I say patting my chest. “Yet, you stayed. Not only that, you prayed and held me into the early morning. Thank you for being there because I needed you.”

Her eyes fill with tears as she grabs my hand.

“Lillie, you’re my best friend. If I can’t be there for you while you’re hurting or willing to petition God, while you’re in the middle of a storm, what good is our friendship? God knows, you’ve been there for me. When I wanted to end my life, you were there,” she shakes her head and wipes the falling tears. “I’m just grateful evil didn’t tear us apart because you know I’d never do anything like that to you, right?”

“I know,” I blow out a breath to calm my emotions and use the napkin to wipe my face. “Okay, enough of this mushy stuff. Tell me what’s been going on with you. We’ve only been talking about me the last six months and I need a change.”

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Daily Devotional – 4/22/20 “Don’t complain!”

Look, you ought to be at a point in your life where whining and complaining is no longer a choice or at best it should be minimal. Yes, I know things are going to happen but whining tho? When has whining and complaining gotten you anything worthy? When has throwing yourself a pity party ever resulted in something good? When has blaming folk ever paid off for you? When has making God the cause of your problems worked out in your favor? I get it, you see more bills than money, more sickness than healing, more death than deliverance, more killings than kindness, more situations than solutions, more problems than patience and more things than time but complaining won’t solve them.

While you see an issue, God is giving you an instance to actually interpret His involvement as influenced instruction. In First Kings 17, when God sent Elijah to the widow woman, He told him, “She’ll feed you.” Although God knew this woman’s flour and oil was almost empty and her plans to let her and her son die, yet He still sent Elijah. Why? Because God knew if the woman was obedient, her flour and oil wouldn’t run out until the drought in the land was over.

God knows what you’re going through. He knows the predicament you’re in. Yes, God knows you barely got enough food but He’ll send somebody to ask you for some to see if you’ll trust Him. God will let somebody ask you for five of the $10 you got left. Will you give it and trust God to provide or will you complain? Somebody may say, I’m going to do both. Child… listen, God will take care of you, even when things may not work out the way you’d hoped. God may allow you to suffer through the storm, He may allow you to fall, the test will be positive for cancer or the little change you got will run out; but don’t complain. Even in the same passage, First Kings 17, the widow woman’s son dies. Yes, after helping Elijah from her little, her son dies but Elijah takes the boy and cries out to God and God answered him.

Today, try something. No, don’t try but do it. Don’t complain. When you find yourself wanting too, change your language. When you find your mouth opening wanting to complain, speak a word of prayer over the situation. Learn how to trust God in everything because as long as you go in with God, you’ll come out with God. Stop complaining and whining through the obstacle of life in order to see that’s God’s miracle (which is you) can overcome it all.