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Love, Sex, and Romance

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. […]

Definition of Love Part 2

“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 […]

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 […]

Franklin St Bazaar

  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 […]

Bold Move Or Foolish Decision

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 […]

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 […]