Eugene Peterson writes: "There are times when our grand human plans to do something for God are seen, after a night of prayer, to be a huge human distraction from what God is doing for us." As a Christian author, I can find myself stumbling over this truth time and time and time again. When … Continue reading *Not* Working For God
In honor the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, today's #historyfriday article is a repost of a feature I wrote a few years back. It's worth sharing again, as we honor the life and legacy of this important Civil Rights activist:"I have a dream." Perhaps one of the most famous lines in all of … Continue reading The Beginning of a Dream (Re-Post)
There's a lady at church with whom I have a hard time. And I don't mean in the sense that we don't get along. We do. Very well, in fact. And I don't mean that she has some kind of annoying habit, irritating mannerism, or even overt sin that causes me to be distracted. No, … Continue reading That Which We Have Already Attained
Hello readers! Both my usual 'Wellness Wednesday' and 'History Friday' posts are on hiatus this week and next to allow time for me to celebrate our Savior's birth with family and friends. Both will return in the New Year. Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year, friends! May this holiday season be full of wonder, cheer, … Continue reading Christmas Hiatus
It gets harder every year. If you're a parent, you probably understand what I mean. I try so hard to keep the focus on Jesus during this Christmas season. I mean, cue all the cliches, right? He's the reason for the season! You can't spell Christmas without Christ. And all those familiar sayings. We do … Continue reading When An Attitude of Gratitude Isn’t Enough
We're a little over two weeks in the Christmas season, and I've already done it three times. Maybe you have, too. To me, it's the first sign of the coming holiday, usually done while putting up the tree. And then again while baking cookies and/or wrapping gifts. I can repeat it from memory; its soundtrack … Continue reading All It Needs Is A Little Bit of Love
A few years ago, I decided one of my goals was to run a half-marathon. I'd been an avid runner for many years but had never gone above a 10k. Then in the summer of 2018, I suffered a knee injury from which my doctor assured me while, yes, I would recover, my running days … Continue reading When Knowledge Becomes Sin
There is no #wellnesswednesday post this week as I allow myself time to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family. I will be back with a new post on November 30. May your holiday be blessed, friends! Happy Thanksgiving!
On November 18, 1928, the world of animation changed forever with the introduction of a certain cartoon mouse bopping along to fully synchronized sound and music in what would become an instant classic (and studio boon): Steamboat Willie. The brainchild of relative newbie Walt Disney, the eight-minute film premiered at the Broadway Theater in New … Continue reading Following the Bouncing…Mouse?
I am a recovering news junkie. If you've followed me for any amount of time, you know my background is in the world of journalism. After obtaining a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University, I worked for a short amount of time in both print and radio news before turning my attention to fiction … Continue reading Breaking News From Babylon…