Whyte House Family Spoken Novels #342: All the Bishop’s Children Chapter 33

Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #342. Today we are reading chapter 33 of the novel “All the Bishop’s Children” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.

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Rosalind slammed the front door of her house.

“Whoa! Are you trying to break the door down?” Dwight said sitting up in his recliner. “And what took you so long to get home? It’s going on eleven. I know church did not last that long.”

“You don’t know that,” Rosalind said tossing her purse on the sofa and kicking her shoes off before plopping down on the sofa.

Mama Tess cleared her throat. “Want to talk about it?”

“I have never been so humiliated and disrespected in my life and over something that when you look at it, was not my fault at all. People can think for themselves!” Rosalind said.

“What people?” Dwight asked.

“People. Tammi. Coralee. Marybeth. Accusing me of causing some of the women in the church to be at odds with their husbands. I didn’t beat any of them over the head and threaten them into joining our church. I just knew I was going to have problems out of them.”

Mama Tess and Dwight looked at each other.

“I told you it was not going to work,” Dwight finally said. “Like Mama Tess, your own mother, and I told you, when you don’t do things God’s way, it will never work.”

“What was said?” Mama Tess asked.

“A bunch of hot talk about going back over to Pillar of Truth and that I’ll have to find another place to continue the church if I intend on going on. Just a bunch of hog wash,” Rosalind said.

“I wouldn’t call it hog wash,” Dwight said. “Those women are talking some sense. I told you to disband the church, apologize to Apostle Dunbar and he would welcome you back into the church with open arms and treat you as though nothing ever happened.”

“Yeah, right,” Rosalind said.

“You know, Rosalind, maybe that’s God trying to lead you into doing the right thing. Sometimes He has to force us out of what we are doing and force us into doing what He wants us to do.” Rosalind looked at her mother-in-law as she spoke. “In the first place, you should not have been worshiping at Pillar of Truth by yourself; you should have been worshiping with your husband and children at Mt. Providence Baptist Church.”

“What’s wrong with me worshiping at Pillar of Truth?” Rosalind asked.

“Nothing’s wrong with that if Dwight gave his consent,” Mama Tess said.

“And I sure did not consent to that,” Dwight piped in.

“You must have; you’ve been going there every other Sunday,” Rosalind retorted back.

“Only to minister to the people in song,” Dwight said.

“Yeah, right. Anyway, I believe Mama Tess is talking to me,” Rosalind said raising her eyebrows.

“As I was saying,” Mama Tess continued, “you have to be one in everything—even in your biblical beliefs and place of worship, and when there is conflict, someone is out of place. When there is a conflict in the church, someone is out of place. When there is conflict in the workplace, someone is out of place.”

“I got the point,” Rosalind said.

“Well, if you got the point you’d be doing the right thing,” Dwight said.

“I’m going to bed,” Rosalind said, pulling herself up from the sofa.

As she turned the corner at the end of the hallway she heard the children’s bedroom door close softly. She stuck her head through the door just in time to see DJ pulling the covers over his head.

“DJ, what are you doing up? Were you listening to us talk?”

Rosalind stood over him for some seconds but was not rewarded with a response. Heading to her bedroom she closed the door behind her.

Whew! That was close, DJ thought as he removed the blanket from around his face. I just don’t see why Mom can’t settle herself down and do what Daddy wants her to do.

Dwight joined Rosalind in bed.

“So what are you going to do?” he asked.

“You don’t need to worry about what I am going to do,” she said.

“I told you it was going to come back and bite you in the butt,” Dwight said, smothering a laugh.

“I’m trying to get some sleep over here, and your constant yacking is keeping me awake, so please go to sleep,” Rosalind said. She refused to think about what she was going to do until she heard her husband snoring.

Two more weeks. I’ll show them. I always get whatever I set my mind to. The audacity of them calling a meeting behind my back when I’m the one leading them to do something worthwhile and that could impact hundreds of women for God. I’ll show them.

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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.