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When/Then Lie

One of the most harmful human deceptions is what Justin Camp, Gather Ministries calls the When/Then lie. He describes it as when we achieve that special something, then we find contentment. I can look back on my life and see several When/Then lies that tripped me up. I could list […]

Definition of Love Part 1

“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 […]

Perfect Life Coach

“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 […]

Say It Loud & Say It Clear

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 […]

Quoting Scripture

I am sure most U.S. readers are aware of the commotion stirred by Jeff Session’s abuse of a Bible passage. Thankfully, there was an outcry against the misuse by even Trump supporting evangelicals. To quote scripture out of context to credit our understanding of an issue cheapens the value of […]

The Bible Is Overrated= GQ

My social media is buzzing about a GQ article listing the Bible as one of twenty-one books you don’t have to read stating that many of these “great books” have “not aged well.” I’m not sure why this causes so much attention and excitement.  If it surprises you that someone […]

Have You Ever Seen a Green Diamond?

You may own a clear cut diamond or two. Chocolate diamonds are a fairly recent phenomenon, White diamonds have been around awhile. The term blood diamond is associated with Africa, I believe. But have you ever seen a green diamond? If you’re an American – North or Central -or a […]

Hey, Readers! Yeah, You two

I am trying to follow a monthly Tweet plan with other authors through #AuthorConfessions. I do it to give readers a glimpse into my personality, my ideals, and some of the struggles and joys of this writer. I think it also builds a stronger bond with other authors as well. […]

A Heart For … What?

I literally shy away from answering the question “what is your favorite” believing that my taste is so eclectic that choosing is hard. There may be some deep, dark psychological rationale why I cannot claim a favorite song, book, food, etc. I’m standing firm on the eclectic excuse for now. […]