Good Friday

We all have an inner circle of friends, an elect few with whom we share everything in our lives; all the good, and all the bad. Think about a couple of your closest friends, and with them in mind, imagine for a moment that you’re faced with an incredible challenge. Something physically or emotionally painful. […]

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Biblical Favorites: New Testament

Biblical Favorites: New Testament Thus far, we have discussed favorite YA books and favorite fictional series. A week ago we looked at my personal favorite books of the Old Testament. Today, I’ll discuss my favorite books from the New Testament. Again, it’s very difficult to pick only a few to discuss; as with the Old, […]

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Biblical Favorites: Old Testament

Thus far, we have discussed favorite YA books and favorite fictional series. Today, I want to talk about my personal favorite books of the Bible. This week I’ll discuss Old Testament books, and next week we’ll look at books from the New Testament. I confess I haven’t read the Bible cover-to-cover yet; I’m currently working […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! Whether it’s morning, noon, or night where you are in the world, I’m pretty sure that by this point we have all welcomed 2018 to our respective geographical locations around the globe. And as always, somehow the arbitrary and manmade construct of a “new year” brings about a time of reflection […]

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Marbles

“You ready?” Mike asked as he finished drawing the circle in the dirt, about three feet in diameter. “You should be asking yourself that.” Lucy smiled as she produced her bag. “May the best team win,” Gabe said, opening his own bag and spilling his marbles into the circle. “Oh, we plan to,” Bubba sneered. […]

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The Moments I Write For

I love writing novels. The process of piecing together a grand overarching plot and weaving together the plot threads of different characters in a compelling story is one of the most rewarding projects that I’ve found in life. I love writing novels, but I HATE it when one of my characters ends up dying before […]

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Meaningless

“Everything is meaningless, A chasing after the wind.” But when the wind chases After you, when you lose Your status quo To a raging inferno What do you do?   Through the smoke and the haze God still extends grace Though in the choking clouds Of fear and doubt It may feel as though He […]

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Diary Excerpt, 25 July 2015

During church service today, the message reminded me of a diary entry I wrote two years ago and shared on Facebook. I dug through my old posts until I found it, and I want to share it now. *     *     * I glance back at the rest of my cabinmates for a second […]

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Rudder

Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. -James 3:4   The Ship’s Anchor snapped, and he had nothing to tie him to the earth anymore.   The Sail and the Oar […]

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Sail

Without the anchor, blown by the storms of life, he had nothing to do but ride the sea.   He unfurled his Sail and the Ship caught the wind. It is a powerful force that you think you can feel but can never see.   So you choose to believe, and have faith that your […]

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