When the Song Isn’t There, Fake It

  My niece Kim has an inspiring picture and quote on her Facebook page. A cardinal sits on a snowy pine. The caption is, “No matter what yesterday was like, birds always start the new day with a song.” I’ve noticed that, just by being who he is, no more and no less, a redbird’s […]

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Of the three women in my cozy mysteries, Flora is the only mother. She and Darcy and Ned know the blessings of being and having a wonderful mom. Happy Mothers’ Day from all of us to you!  This is one of my favorite Scripture passages:  Many daughters have done virtuously; but thou excellest them all. […]

Why This Friday Is Good

Why This Friday Is Good

  I’ve often wondered why the Friday before Easter is called “Good”. Perhaps it is because it was good for mankind that God’s plan of Salvation was completed as Christ died on the cross that day. But in actuality it was a most horrific day, a day of intense suffering by One who was absolutely […]

A World-Wide Catastrophe

A World-Wide Catastrophe

  At last, the Ark was finished, food for Noah’s family and the animals was stored in the Ark, and Noah, his wife, his sons Shem, Ham, Japheth and their wives went into the Ark. The Bible says, “and the Lord shut him in” (Genesis 7:16). Then, the rain began. Rain fell for forty days […]

Who Was Noah?

Who Was Noah?

The Bible says that Noah was the grandson of Methuselah, the son of Lamech, and the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.  He was a godly man in an ungodly world. Scripture plainly states that the reason the Lord sent the Flood was because people had become so evil that their sins required Divine punishment. […]

An Upside Down Prayer

An Upside Down Prayer

A Prayer of Cyrus Brown “The proper way for a man to pray” said Deacon Lemuel Keyes, “and the only proper attitude is down upon his knees.” “Nay, I should say the way to pray,” said Reverend Dr. Wise “is standing straight with outstretched arms and rapt and upturned eyes.” “Oh, no, no, no.” said […]