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.
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 […]
On Saturday, August 18, I displayed my three novels for sale at the Franklin St Bazaar in Evansville, Indiana. I admit I was not looking forward to it. August in southern Indiana can be uncomfortably hot and muggy. Also, I prefer participating in events like these with other authors […]
It was my plan to follow up On Satan’s Island by returning to Satan’s Island where I left off. I followed that plan all year until yesterday. I struggled with that work in progress. It wasn’t progressing. The WIP’s mapping was dull and lifeless. I was constantly trying desperately to […]
Watching the protests against immigration policies that separated families and bans immigrants and refugees because of nationality, ethnic, religion, and/or financial position, I felt moved to publish this poem. I heard them cheer, “Say it loud. Say it clear. We welcome immigrants here. Say it loud. Say it clear. We […]