Wednesday, March 23, 2022

It’s Iimi! Bear One Another’s Burdens

Between answering barrages of attacks against her faith and being asked to carry heavy secrets she can’t reveal to her friends overwhelms Iimi, who thinks she shouldn’t complain because her friends “have it worse.” She learns that her struggles matter to her friends.

And Kismetta gains some insights into the Christian approach to dealing with resentments.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

It’s Iimi! The Riddle

After a classroom discussion in logic class on the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Iimi must face accusations of intolerance. She hopes that a riddle in a lesser-known book by CS Lewis can help her attackers understand that whatever they try to argue can be applied to them too… so it’s better to be consistent and logical.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

It’s Iimi! Coffee Clash!

When Kismetta invited Iimi to hang out with Najiyah to talk over coffee, the two of them thought it would be a good chance for Iimi to get to know Najiyah on the personal level. But Najiyah brought her own

Agenda. How will the girls respond when an informal get together becomes a Coffee Clash?

Preliminary Note: Please remember, the intolerance of Najiyah Ayad is not intended to reflect all Muslims. She is like Saul as a Fundamentalist or Daryl as a Radical Traditionalist, assuming the worst of their opponents.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

It’s Iimi! …Than To Arrive?

Having gotten over the initial shock of her mother’s news, Paula deals with anger, grief, guilt, and other emotions. With this hanging over her head, how will she face the future? Was it easier to travel hopefully than to arrive? (Part 2 of a 2 Part Story).

Friday, March 4, 2022

It’s Iimi! Is It Better to Travel Hopefully…?

When Paula’s mother texts at the literal last minute to cancel plans for another visit, she and Thea decide to act as if it was too late to turn around and keep on going anyway. Is Paula’s mother being petty? Or does she have a reason for hiding? Is it better to be forewarned? Or… Is It Better to Travel Hopefully…?