Why do I write? Now, I write, not to be the best selling author or to establish a legacy that lives on after I’m gone to be with God. I write because God gave me that gift and it is a way to thank him and serve him.
How I marvel at how great a love you have for all creatures. You continue to pursue even those who deny your existence. In the form of a man, your Son side willing sacrificed life through pain, suffering, and abandonment even for those of us who erroneously blame you for […]
November is NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. It is a time set aside for writers to take thirty days, set daily goals and write 50,000 words as a first draft of a novel. I am participating this year. The novel I am writing will connect the first two novels, A […]
Fifty years ago I graduated from high school. Along with approximately 150 of my classmates, I celebrated this historical fact this weekend. This was only the second of several class reunions I have attended. I actually felt lost and out of place at the only other one I attended. My […]
The prior two posts on this blog have been an attempt to define “Love.” I use the word attempt because I am no expert which is obvious if you’ve read the second of the two posts. I feel nearly all of us struggle with a clear perception of real love. […]
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love… ” Galatians 5:22 NIV Agape is the Greek word translated as love in Galatians 5:22 above. It is a difficult word to define, because humankind can only imitate it. Using the best lexicons to research “agape,” the word benevolence stood out for […]
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love …, Galatians 5:22 NIV What sort of love is this? Does it come naturally? Of What Spirit is this a fruit? Who all encompasses the “one another” in the verses above? I will try to answer some of these questions in Part […]
The bright morning sun light of this hot and muggy Monday peaks through a window….
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” (Psalm 32:8 NIV) What do you want out of life? Do you want fame, fortune, wealth? Are your desires simpler – peace, contentment, love, respect? Maybe you’re […]