Whyte House Family Spoken Novels #17: And Family Drama Just Won’t Stop by Daniel Whyte III with his wife Meriqua Whyte.
Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #17. Today we are reading chapter sixteen of the novel “…And Family Drama Just Won’t Stop” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.
“And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and
not be ashamed before him at his coming.”
I John 2:28
Everyone could feel the excitement in the air at the New Mt. Zion Missionary Evangelical
Church. Lively music was floating through the open windows. For it to be almost the beginning
of August surprisingly there was a light cool breeze.
Sis. Richardson was pulling up into her parking space. She had dropped Pastor Richardson off
earlier so he could get some extra studying in and be in place in case anyone wanted to see him
before services and of course, to pray with his deacons and Bro. Reynolds and any other men of
the church who desired to pray with them.
Bro. and Sis. Montague and Monica walked into the Fellowship Hall together to drop off the
food. “I still feel you should have left some food at the house for me, for later,” Bro. Montague
“Oh, Terrence, you ought to stop,” Sis. Montague replied lightly.
“I’m going to fellowship and pray with Pastor and the men of the church. You go ahead and join
your choir friends. You make that choir look good.” He pecked her on the cheeks before strolling
“Love is in the air every time I look around,” sang Sis. Gene Willis as she approached Sis.
Montague and Monica with a hug. “How are the Montague ladies doing today?” She had been
the personal shepherd of the family when they first started attending New Mt. Zion. At New Mt.
Zion every new family or single person who got saved through the church and who became a
member of the church was paired with a seasoned saint of the church; someone who loved the
Lord and who was living in obedience and someone who could disciple them in the faith. Such a
shepherd would pray with them and for them, make encouraging phone calls to them throughout
the week, maybe fix a meal for them, give them a tour of the church, keep them updated on the
events of the church, and if needed, secure a ride for them to the church on Sundays. Sis. Gene
Willis was as sweet as could be and had never been married, but she seemed to find great
contentment from serving the Lord. She worked closely with Sis. Richardson when it was time to
visit the sick. Both her and Sis. Montague walked off together to the choir loft. Monica decided
to remain behind and help with any final touches to be done in the Fellowship Hall.
Sis. Mills and her husband, Bro. Harold, were pulling up in a parking space a few seconds before
the Wilmington family pulled up.
“Well, what are you waiting on and what are you staring at?” asked Bro. Harold. “My opening-
the-door-for-you days are over with. Can hardly get out of the car myself.” Sis. Mills pretended
not to hear.
“Just look at them,” she said pointing toward the Wilmington family as they emerged from their
“That’s one fine family, if you ask me.”
“I didn’t ask you. I just said, ‘Look at them,’” Sis. Mills snapped.
“Ain’t nothing wrong with them. He got a suit on, she’s dressed modestly, and the daughter is
modest and don’t have any scandal on her.”
“You don’t notice anything, do you?”
“Sure. I notice you ain’t getting out of this car fast enough and I’m getting ready to leave your
“Look, Harold, he’s walking in front of her like he mad or something,” she said with some
“Woman, you is crazy. I walks in front of you many times. Besides he got that tray of hot food,
probably burning his hands off. He trying to go set it down before he drops it.”
“Nonsense. Any way you walk in front of me because even though we is both up in age, you still
got a little spring in your step.”
“That’s what you think.” Bro. Harold cocked his head sideways at her. “If I didn’t tell you once, I
know I told you twice, keep your crooked nose out of other folks business. And if you causes any
disturbances in this church,” he continued in a serious tone of voice, “I am going to personally
take you to Pastor Richardson. Now get your nosy always-looking-for-trouble self out of this car.
And I’m going to walk in front of you and see if I care what folks think about that.” Bro. Harold
pushed the car door open. “By the way, I am still a Christian.”
Slamming the car door shut, Bro. Harold mumbled to himself, “Looking for trouble on a great
Sunday like this. Hey, wait up, Bro. Wilmington!” he shouted just as Bro. Wilmington’s wife
pulled the door open for him. Handing the tray to his wife, he met Bro. Harold at the end of the
walkway leading up to the church’s front door. Giving each other a hand shake they both went
inside to Room B Classroom where all the men met at 9:40 to pray for the services every
Sunday.A disgruntled Sis. Mills made her way to the Fellowship Hall where she cordially
greeted others who were already present. Secretly, she was looking for Sis. Bettie; at least she
gave her a listening ear without any back talk.
Thank you for joining us for this episode of Whyte House Family stories. You may purchase a copy of this novel and any other Christian fiction books read on this podcast from Amazon.com.
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.