People I Have Envied

Last night I was thinking about a book I have read, The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken (very good), and the part I was thinking about was (true story) when he was in China speaking to oppressed Chinese Christians. When they heard about the prosperity of America, particularly how we have multiple Bibles per... Continue Reading →

How to Have Joy When Life Isn’t Happy

I’ve been told something wonderful recently - “Your joy in the midst of hardships is inspiring!” I’m glad! It’s all God’s doing. If you don’t know what hardships I’m talking about, I’ll summarize: debilitating Lyme Disease, Covid-19, bedridden, weakness, isolation, back went out, setbacks, mysterious sensitivities to foods and medications, etc. It’s been quite a... Continue Reading →

The Deadly Heart to Trust

The prophet Jeremiah once said: “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?”Jeremiah 17:9 NASB God answered him, saying: “I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give to each man according to his ways, according to the results of his deeds.”Jeremiah 17:10... Continue Reading →

Diamonds in the Rough

I always have some form of pain/suffering in my books. Why? Probably to make them relatable - I don’t know a single person who has not endured some form of suffering over the course of life. I have noticed a pattern in my stories that my favorite characters end up being the ones who endure... Continue Reading →

The River: An Analogy

Imagine all the people of the world are in a giant river with banks too steep to climb. The banks are the Law given through Moses, the Old Covenant. Everyone falls short. No one is “good enough” to climb out on their own. Some people in the river can swim and think they are doing... Continue Reading →

God is a Person

Imagine there were no men in the world, only women. (No wisecracks, please.) What if there were one woman who had a husband, the only man on planet Earth… How would she describe him to her companions? She could describe his physical features. Perhaps she could describe his biological makeup and its differences to women’s.... Continue Reading →

Why My Sin?

Why does God allow me to keep on being sinful? I don't think I'm the only one who has ever asked that. I love Jesus. I want to give Him my all and my best, and I want my all to BE my best. But it isn't. Not even close. My all includes all this... Continue Reading →

Answers for the Quiet Heart

Very early this morning I asked God why He had allowed some very painful things to occur in my life. I wasn't angry with Him, and I wasn't insecure about His love for me. I wasn't questioning His involvement or His purposes for my life. I did not ask out of indignation nor out of... Continue Reading →

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