PODCAST: Whyte House Family Spoken Novels Episode #34: And Family Drama Just Won’t Stop Chapter 34 by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte

Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #34. Today we are reading chapter thirty-four of the novel “…And Family Drama Just Won’t Stop” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.


“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” – Ephesians 4:29
“God bless you, Sis. Mills,” greeted Sis. Bettie. “So glad you could make it out this fine Saturday.”
“God bless you, too, Sis. Bettie. Sorry I missed you on Prayer Meeting night.What happened to you?”
“I fell under the weather, Sister. Come on with me to the Fellowship Hall. We can clean up down there first.” Sis. Bettie pointed toward the door.
“What happen to Bro. Harold?” she asked as they entered the building.
“He decided to go visiting with the men today. I told him he too old to go out walking in all that sun. But his old stubborn self decided to go anyway.”
“He’s not still mad at me, is he?” asked Sis. Bettie.
“Don’t you never mind him. He’s an old grouch sometimes. Have you heard anything else about the Wilmingtons?” asked Sis. Mills more out of curiosity than concern.
“Nope. Was they in church on Wednesday?” asked Sis. Bettie.
“The mother was but not the father or the daughter,” answered Sis. Mills.
“Something is brewing big time, child. Now you know the daughter is gone off to college down in Florida.”
“Oh, yes. I done forgot. Maybe best for her at a time like this. Well, anyways, when Pastor asked for any special prayer requests, Sis. Wilmington did not even raise her hand.”
“Say what? Now, you know that ain’t Christian,” Sis. Bettie said. “The Bible says we ought to pray for each other. How can the church pray for healing for that situation if they don’t tell nobody?”
“Come to think of it, it’s a mighty embarrassing thing having a sister for many years and don’t know nothing about it. Maybe that’s why she did not ask for special prayer,” Sis. Mills said.
“Do you think Sis. Wilmington knows anything about it?” Sis. Bettie asked.
“I don’t know. But we can go visit her. You know…kind of ease into it. You know how to do it.”
“Not me,” said Sis. Bettie. “But I’m all for visiting. You know…let her know we thinking about her and the family. Can you pick me up on Monday?”
“Sure. I don’t think Harold will be using the car.”
The ladies arrived at the Wilmington’s house at five p.m.They were greeted with a cheery “hello” by Sis. Wilmington. “It’s so good for you to stop by. Thank you for thinking about us. Come on in.” She escorted them to the living room. After they were seated, she stuck her head in the hallway and shouted at Bro. Wilmington, “Willie, Sis. Mills and Sis. Bettie from the church are here to visit.”
Bro. Wilmington came in and chatted with the ladies for a while before excusing himself saying, “I’m sure you ladies want to fellowship and have some lady talk so I’ll excuse myself and get back to the computer.” After he closed the door to his computer room, Sis. Mills said hesitantly, “Sis. Wilmington, I don’t know how to tell you this, but something came up last Sunday at church and I just wanted to bring it to your attention…”
“Go on,” said Sis. Wilmington as Sis. Mills looked across to Sis. Bettie.
“First, I tell you we don’t believe it because you have a fine family and you have people out there just waiting for a scandal on your name. But we just wants you to be awares of it lest the devil takes it and run with it. Sis. Bettie here…Well, I’ll let her tell you. Go on, Bettie.”
Clearing her throat, Sis. Bettie picked up the conversation. “Sis. Wilmington, I was in the bathroom last Sunday when I overheard this lady talking to your daughter. She told your daughter that the little girl she had with her was her sister.” Sis. Wilmington raised her eyebrows. She never really trusted these two ladies who seemed to always be whispering. “I want you to know,” continued Sis. Bettie raising a hand and cocking her head to the left, “I don’t believe a word of it.”
“And,” piped in Sis. Mills with a firm nod of the head, “I don’t believe your daughter believed it either. By the way, how is she doing? You must miss her.”
“She’s doing fine. She made it safely to Florida and has settled down quite nicely. And, yes, we do miss her.”
After a few seconds’ silence Sis. Bettie went on. “I hope this news did not frighten your daughter. Did she tell you about it?”
“Oh, yes, she did,” replied Sis. Wilmington.
“Did you find out who the lady was?” asked Sis. Bettie who had a knack for getting to the bottom of a piece of gossip.
“Yes, we did,” answered Sis. Wilmington.
“You know, Sister, some ladies can be treacherous. You have to watch them.”
“I know,” said Sis. Wilmington.
“Does Bro. Wilmington know anything about this?” asked Sis. Bettie squinting.
“Yes, he knows.”
“You know, Sis. Wilmington, you ought to tell the church so that we can pray for your family because the devil can take a little something and make a molehill out of it,” said Sis. Mills.
“I think the phrase is, ‘make a mountain out of it,’ Sister,” corrected Sis. Bettie.
“Well, whatever. But I was telling Sis. Bettie we need to pray the devil out of that lady. It’s the devil in her trying to disturb your fine family,” continued Sis. Mills.
“Sis, Mills, I really appreciate your concern for our family. You too, Sis. Bettie. But we know all about it and all is well. And,” stressed Sis. Wilmington, “there’s no need to tell the church. We don’t want to embarrass this lady should she decide to visit the church regularly. And Bro. Wilmington and I and Stacy would appreciate it even more if you did not tell anyone about it. After all, you ladies don’t have all the facts.” Sis. Wilmington gently raised her eyebrows at them both.
“Yes, yes, you have a point there,” both ladies agreed. “Tell you what, we can pray right now.”
“I’ll give you the honors,” said Sis. Wilmington. Sis. Bettie nodded to Sis. Mills giving her the go ahead.
“Most gracious heavenly Father, we come before You the only way that we know how. Lord, we have a special prayer this evening. Have nothing to come out of this situation with the Wilmingtons. Stop this lady’s mouth if she is lying. Lord, if she’s not lying…” Sis. Bettie jabbed Sis. Mills in the side.
“Yes, Lord, as I was saying, have nothing to come out of this matter. Thank You, that as Sis. Wilmington says, all is well. Bless the Wilmingtons. They are a lovely family. And bless Stacy down in Florida. Help her to do well in her studies. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.”
“Amen and thank you, ladies,” said Sis. Wilmington signalling the end of their visit. Both ladies rose in unison. “Well, we had best be going. It’s getting late. Tell Bro. Wilmington we say ‘goodnight’.”
“I sure will,” said Sis. Wilmington. “And you ladies have a great night.”
As they pulled out of the drive way Sis. Bettie said rather abruptly, “Mills, you almost messed up.” Sis. Bettie always addressed her by her last name whenever she was upset with her.
“What you mean, Bettie?”
“You was getting ready to pray ‘Lord, if the lady’s not lying.’ Sis. Wilmington did not say whether or not the lady was lying. All she said was they know about it and all was well.”
“Makes no difference. I don’t see why the lady would make up such a lie. And ain’t nothing wrong with trying to get to the truth.”
“Well, if it’s truth, we’ll hear more about it.”


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.