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Three Strands

I have heard and believe that improving my relationship with God, helps improve all other relationships. It dawns on me that the reverse can also be true. God created us as relational, but more and more American culture encourages individualism. There is a negative side to building strong connections with […]

Who Are We Fooling?

Today’s Bible devotional brought to mind a quote of Shakespeare’s. “This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a […]

Radical and Revolutionary

A revolutionary, radical, and fulfilling life is to live justly, to do righteousness, and to adore God. “This is what the Lord says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, […]

Can I Know Justice?

It is obvious that if I am going to try and live justly, I have to live by faith. But my faith cannot be with government, the church, social organizations, or even in my own righteousness. I need to put my faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the only […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reading At Art Gallery

As a member of the Southwestern Indiana Writers Guild, I was able to read from my latest work. Fifteen authors participated at the StaC Art Gallery in Evansville, Indiana, Tuesday, March 13. I have pieced together from snaps a tiny glimpse of my part where I read from Chapter 1 […]

Beauty From Ashes

Have you ever felt God had vanished or was so far away and out of reach? I must confess that I have and not just once, but several times. Each time, I learned that God did not abandon me, but was drawing nearer. I also learned more about who I […]