Welcome to Mella Davis, Writes!

I want to invite you on a journey with me. I desire to speak fearlessly for my heavenly King and pen messages of victory, truth, and healing in each sentence. May you find every poem, devotional, or story a God-glorifying canvass. May each message contain revelation, wisdom, and intimacy with the persons of the holy Trinity.

I am honored that you are joining me on this adventure as I pen words that seek to fearlessly make known the mystery of God’s redemptive purpose in our human stories within HIStory.

 

 

                              About Mella

In high school, I felt truly gifted to do one small thing: write. Recently, God has sparked writing again in my heart for a profound reason: the world needs an honest word of refreshing right now.

Truthfully, I think I came out the womb babbling. Words are in my veins. As a young child, I made up rhymes and created imaginary worlds- a way to escape societal and private hardship.

Later, I began my author pilgrimage as a poet, but children’s literature now also stirs my heart. I compose from my Texas roots. My love of African oral lore and cultural traditions serve as the basis of much of my fiction. My stories illustrate the perseverance, strength, and fortitude that created Black success in America.

As an ethnographer and educational missionary, I’ve had the opportunity to experience and do life in many different cultural venues. These multicultural experiences influence both my poetry and devotionals. But God remains at the center of it all. His healing presence always made manifest.

 

 

Poetry

Hidden Enemy

Hidden Enemy

Sin sneaks up on us and catches us unaware if we’re not diligent. That’s why God warned in Genesis 4:7, “But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it." Thank goodness for Holy Spirit's directing and...

Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

Today, there are many who are experiencing grief because of the death of their earthly father. May you encounter God’s comfort and consolation as He holds you on His lap and loves you. Artwork by Jo Scott“Gone Too Soon” Daddy‘s gone. There’ll be no more birthday...

A Father: A Godly Head of the Household

A Father: A Godly Head of the Household

Some of us have had difficult relationships with our fathers. My prayer is that no matter the history between you and your earthly father, or even lack thereof, you will not fail to get to know your Heavenly Father who loves you best (Jeremiah 31:3). Artwork by Jo...

Fiction

Bella Maps the Road to Freedom 3

Bella Maps the Road to Freedom 3

Constance remembered when she first knew that she wanted to sing opera. The family was gathered around the family radio when a shock of electricity entered the room. They had been listening to reports about WWII; they breathlessly hoped for good news that would end...

Bella Maps the Road to Freedom 2

Bella Maps the Road to Freedom 2

Here's an excerpt from my book trailer of Bella Maps the Road to Freedom. Matthew, Bella’s teenage cousin, thinks that he is already a man. While he listens to Great-Great Grandpa Guy’s encounter with the Ku Klux Klan, his opinion may change. As the circuit riding...

Bella Maps the Road to Freedom

Bella Maps the Road to Freedom

Here's to the pioneer spirit of Marian Anderson and Leotyne Price. Enjoy this excerpt from Bella Maps the Road to Freedom. Artwork By Jo Scott. “Constance smoothed her black recital dress. Leaning over, she dusted the grime from her patent leather pumps. First...

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Holes In The Ground

Holes In The Ground

Enjoy this faith-building tale. Where we often see impossibility, that’s the greatest place to grow faith. This short moral tale is part of an ongoing series – the brain child of John-Henry Burnett and part of the arts ministry at Worcester Gemeente Church. Artwork...

Cat’s Cradle

Cat’s Cradle

Have you ever seen a cat’s cradle? It is a children’s game that is played with strings. You take the strings in your hand and you pull them apart and they make a unique formation. Then another friend tries to put his hand through the cat’s cradle without getting...

Dreams

Dreams

The Lord has been speaking to me about understanding how to interpret our dreams. Recently I have had a series of dreams and they all seem to be saying the same thing. The reality is that what the dream seemed to indicate would happen did not come to fruition. These...

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