Category Archives: Bible

THE WAITING IS OVER

He was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of a virgin.  This in itself is impossible to comprehend, yet Jesus did this, because of His great compassion for us.  He was there at the creation of the world.  … Continue reading

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THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE

I’ve been thinking about all the sexual harassment and abuse we’ve be inundated with for the past few months and trying to put together a meaningful take on it.  I know that no matter what I’m going to say will … Continue reading

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WONDERLAND?

On this day in history, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, wrote in his diary, “Began writing the fairy-tale of Alice–I hope to finish it by Christmas.”  This was on November 13, 1862 and Charles later became known as Lewis Carroll.  The story … Continue reading

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TIMING

Esther 4:14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING LUTHER OR CELEBRATING TRUTH

Within a few short weeks, the Lutheran church will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the nailing of the 95 Thesis on the church at Wittenburg, Germany and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.  My church is planning an outreach celebration … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Today is September 23, 2017 – a day that should be the ending of all the strife in the world, all the evil, all the pain, every last person and the elimination of planet Earth.  So say the astronomers.  Their reasoning … Continue reading

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WORK ETHIC VS. ENTITLEMENT VS. LOVE

A good work ethic means staying late to finish the work someone else didn’t want to do or didn’t feel he had to do. It means giving up lunch to take care of a customer. It means putting in more … Continue reading

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CONSCIENCE

 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 Last night we … Continue reading

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BEST SELLER

Over thirty years ago, I wrote a play for my high school drama team.  I’d written before, but never a full length play.  The necessity for me to write was because the material out there for young teens was not consistent … Continue reading

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THE DISCIPLINE OF WRITING

“Writing is the painting of the voice.”  Voltaire What does it take to be a writer?  No it isn’t the flashiest computer money can buy.  It has little to do with your opinion.  It’s really nothing more than a discipline.  So, … Continue reading

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DESTROYING OUR HISTORY

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”   George Orwell We can tear down our monuments; eliminate offensive art depicting wars of the past from public buildings; try to whitewash … Continue reading

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WHERE IS GOD?

Hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, deadly tornadoes, earthquakes are all part of God’s plan.  We often wonder where He is during massive destruction.  We wonder where He is during a terrorist attack, when innocent people are wiped off the face of the … Continue reading

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START SPREADING THE NEWS

The first and last time I was in New York City was on a Labor Day weekend several years ago.  My sister had purchased my ticket and met me there.  It was the perfect time to visit, since the usual … Continue reading

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REMOVE THE PLANK

As we prepare for the coming solar eclipse, we’re being warned not to focus directly on it.  If we do, we’re allowing for damage to the retina and possible blindness.  I wonder if it would make any difference to our … Continue reading

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NOT OF THIS WORLD

“Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dali 1931 Abstract shapes and distant thoughts, Engraved within the troubled mind, Given to hallucination and Freudian thinking, This man used his beliefs to create, What is considered a masterpiece. What if we could turn back … Continue reading

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REALITY?

When reality TV grabbed hold of society a number of years ago, I was hopeful that it was a passing fancy and would soon disappear.  Unfortunately, life has become one big reality show.  Instead of the glaring headlines of the … Continue reading

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FISHER MAN

“Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.”Mark Twain His dad was the first to teach him how to fish.  It was a  wonderful bonding experience for them in … Continue reading

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THE OLD GREY MARE…

I hope I look as dignified as this old, grey, mare.  After a long rest, I’ve decided it’s time to get back in the saddle again.  My last physical indicated that I’m in pretty good health for an old lady, … Continue reading

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THE WORD NEVER GETS OLD

“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.” ― Ronald Reagan The older I get the more I realize how little I know. You would think with maturity and age, along would come … Continue reading

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DISTRACTIONS

A red herring is the description of a smoked fish that turns red and becomes very smelly during the process.  The red herring was used to divert the attention of hunting dogs from the scent of an animal to the … Continue reading

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