STUCK IN THE START

Yesterday marked a turning point for me.  I began a course on instruction methods for writing a book.  I have been encouraged for several years to take on such an endeavor.  Excuses have abounded; however one common theme underlined them …

SUBMIT

The word SUBMIT tends to ruffle feathers.  Anyone who has been under domination or experienced tyranny bristles at the idea of ever feeling powerless again.  We often counter these feelings by adopting a “control freak” philosophy.  This lifestyle manifests in …

TIME TO MOVE

When asked the question, “Where are you from?”, rarely do I give a one word answer, having hailed from several locations.  My childhood was spent in Illinois, I found my wings at age twenty-one and resettled in California, spent five …

SHINE

We have all witnessed at one time or another a video clip that has gone viral on the internet.  It has piqued the interest of many for various reasons-some entertaining, some inspiring, and some slanderous.  Most recently an endearing clip …

HELP

We have all been there.  Those moments of utter desperation when lengthy prayers are whittled down to one word statements.  Maybe it is a moment of crisis prior to the impact of an automobile crash, a devastating health scenario, or …

COME

Very different reactions are formed when asked as an invitation to COME to dinner, a party, or other such type of event as opposed to a command to COME to the police station, courtroom, or principal’s office.  The invitation is …

FAITH

Pin the Tail on the Donkey.  Do you remember that childhood game often played at birthday parties?  A picture of a tailless donkey hung upon a wall as a blindfolded participant given a tail with a piece of tape was …

CURSE WORDS

My alter ego is a bonafide bargain hunter.  At times I am looking for something specific and other times not.  Caleb and I are planning to attend our first Ball in June, so in anticipation of the event, I am …

WHAT IS NEXT

Today followers of Jesus Christ celebrate the hope of eternal life with God in heaven, the plan from the beginning of the world, resulting in a permanent relationship with the Creator.  Sin separated mankind from God with the fall, and …

FULLY ENGAGED

I want you to get this.  Yes, you.  This is the sentiment from the angel that appeared to Ezekiel in a vision of God regarding the intricate details for building the new temple and new city.  Chapter 40:3-4 NKJV says, …