Little Oil in My Lamp
Little Oil in My Lamp is a collection of poems I wrote during the festive season. While people where celebrating Christmas feasting I had a time of fasting and prayer. Not appearing to be super spiritual to fast while others are feasting I had to prepare myself for the new year. During my fasting God gave me these poems. There are times as a Christians, one feels like the foolish virgins who did not bring enough oil to the wedding. Times when a child of God feels like the oil in the lamp is running low. These are times we ask God to "increase our faith."
- Paperback | 58 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.56mm | 140.61g
- 17 Feb 2015
- United States
- colour illustrations
About Doreen C Mampani
Doreen Clementine Mampani is a Christian author from South Africa. She writes non-fiction books and poetry. She went through rejection at home, in some churches and communities, unemployment, poverty, loss of material possession, sickness and disease. She suffered racism in her home and communities. By God's grace she wrote and writes her books. Doreen wrote some of her books being unemployed and not owning a computer or laptop and no source of income. Some of the notebooks she found in garbage bins and also used old diaries to write her manuscripts. She borrowed laptops, she cleaned internet cafe and was given time to type her books on their computers, also did some domestic work. God has honored her hard work in that her books are available world-wide. When she started schooling, her class was under a tree. They sat on stones and wrote on the ground using their fingers or pieces of sticks. On rainy days they did not attend school. She walked bare feet to school and wore over-sized clothes and sometimes torn clothes. She did most of her studying on a tree as that was the only quiet place she could find. Doreen learned to speak English at age 17 at an Indian school. All her teachers were Indians and about 97% of students where Indians. She failed Accounting and chose to do typing in the middle of the year. Doreen approached the school principal, (Indian) and asked him to change her Accounting subject to Typing. She did not know much English then. His response was that "my dear, it was never done in this school before." Her response was, Sir, let me be the first one. He approved her request. Doreen suffered poverty as a child and as an adult. Her books are based on real life experience of her and people she meets. She claims not to have achieved rather she glories God for enabling her to write life changing stories. God asked Abraham "Is there anything too hard for the LORD?" The answer is the same as it was then, NOTHING is too hard for our God. Her books includes Who Owns Your Soul?, Sin Tantalizers, The Reigning of the Refugee, The Storeroom Gives Birth to a Story (Poetry), Tribulation Escorting Triumph (Poetry), Author Without a Pen (Poetry), The Citizens Bow to the Refugees, 44 Liters of Tears (Poetry), The Plague in the Fatherless Home (Poetry), Log of Poverty in the Eye, Awakening of the Impoverished Prince, Deceiving Voice of Poverty and Great Departure of Mortals (poetry) and Little Oil in My Lamp (poetry)"