Wineskins, Reviewers, and Praise

Wineskins, Reviewers, and Praise

A Writer’s Psalm Bless the Lord, O my writing. May all my plots and characters praise the Lord! The earth, O Lord, is rich in books; verily, it overflows with the written word. Large is the competition; great is the challenge to find a place in this plethora of volumes. Humbled, I put fingers to keyboard […]

Got Any Giants?

Got Any Giants?

“Got any rivers you think are uncrossable? Got any mountains you can’t tunnel through? God specializes in things thought impossible. He can do things others cannot do.”                         –Author Unknown That little chorus is running through my mind this morning. Many of us learned […]

Her Name Was Abi

Her Name Was Abi

Hezekiah’s father was one of the most wicked kings Judah had ever known. Ahaz brought back the worship of Baal. Judah reeled under the influence of this ungodly king who even sacrificed one of his sons to the heathen god. Yet, he married a godly woman, Abi or Abijah, who was the daughter of Zechariah, spiritual counselor […]

The Story of a Blind Beggar and Faith

The Story of a Blind Beggar and Faith

It was just another day in the life of Bartimaeus. He sat beside the road in the dust, the sun beating down on his head and back, hoping that a few kind-hearted people who passed by would give him enough money to buy food. That’s the way many blind people made a living in those […]

Failure Is a Stepping Stone, Not a Destination

Failure Is a Stepping Stone, Not a Destination

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” Sir Winston Churchill. I’ve been thinking about defeat and what is considered being defeated or failing and what is considered being a success or successful. By the time a person reaches my age, she or he has probably succeeded […]

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

He is risen! He is risen indeed.