Sunrise Speaks

Sunrise speaks to me. Time to rise and move forward. Success, here I come! Ecclesiastes 9:7 - 10  The Message (MSG) 7-10 Seize life! Eat bread with gusto,  Drink wine with a robust heart. Oh yes—God takes pleasure in your pleasure! Dress festively every morning. Don’t skimp on colors and scarves.  Relish life with the spouse you … Continue reading Sunrise Speaks

An Advent Song

There is a spirit of anticipation filling the Earth As we eagerly prepare to celebrate Your birth. There is a pause lingering in the atmosphere As we watch for the promise of peace to appear. There is a swell of hope rising in the air Releasing a joyful sound as we declare “Emmanuel, O Emmanuel, … Continue reading An Advent Song

New Look: New Books: New Venture

I am having so much fun learning about writing and publishing. Part of my learning journey is creating user-friendly webpages. Please check out my new page. In response to inquiries by several people desiring help to write a book, create a webpage or a blog, or publish their books, I will be offering publishing seminars in January. … Continue reading New Look: New Books: New Venture

A Friday Night Parable: Confronting Fear

It was a balmy Friday night in November. The night air was neither hot nor cold and a gentle breeze sprinkled a light mist over the fans as they crossed the parking lot. The scoreboard that flashed the time and temperature read 64 degrees. The fans were pouring in for the biggest game of the … Continue reading A Friday Night Parable: Confronting Fear

Sharing Your Blessings

Is that a smile you are keeping to yourself? Did you forget to give it to somebody else? Is that a praise you are withholding? Did you forget your neighbor’s confidence needs molding? Is that a kindness you are not extending? Did you forget your hands and service are for lending? Is that mercy you … Continue reading Sharing Your Blessings

Counting Blessings

Counting your blessings is easy to do Even when life is difficult for you Take a deep breath, count that too. Look around and add the view. Listen to the birds sing Hearing it is a blessing. Don’t for get to count waking Add that to the list, add writing. Remember to add opening your … Continue reading Counting Blessings

The Power of Gratitude

Judith relaxed on the lounge chair on her rooftop patio. Judith was a young widow who spent most of her time fasting and praying secluded within her home or on her rooftop sanctuary. The city was just waking up and street vendors could be heard below setting up for the day. The city was experiencing … Continue reading The Power of Gratitude

Silence is the Answer

I chose a path to follow The view was simply gorgeous I quickly gained momentum And sailed along my way. The view ahead was compelling. I accelerated towards my destination. Just when I thought I had arrived I hit walls of distractions and delay. In my shock I turned to You. I poured out my … Continue reading Silence is the Answer

Mercy’s Triumph

She watched as the two willowy teens stood in the doorway staring out the window while Officer Greer describe how he found them living in an abandoned building near the center of town. The teens were brother and sister, Caleb and Cassi. They weren’t twins, but they were very close in age. Cassi was just … Continue reading Mercy’s Triumph