“Happiness is like a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne Over Spring Break our family visited The Butterfly Palace in Branson, Missouri. How incredible it was to learn about how much these delicate creatures can accomplish in the […]Read more "Butterfly Joy"
Martin Puryear, Ladder for Booker T. Washington, 1996 “Why do I feel I have to reach, believe I have to rise, When You never said I had to climb these broken ladders?” -Selah While living in Fort Worth, Texas, I visited the Museum of Modern Art and came across a sculpture by […]Read more "Are You Climbing a Broken Ladder?"
Today’s churches are having a find time holding onto their worship leaders, and at times it seems that every song rubs someone the wrong way. Why is this? Kenny Lamm, the Worship Consultant for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, has this to say about the situation: […]Read more "Healing the “Generation Gap” in Christian Music – One Song at a Time"
The following work of flash fiction has been submitted to the “81 Words Challenge.” If you’d like to try your hand at telling an epic tale in just 81 words, click here. The End From my first breath I’ve dreamed of writing. My parents devoured books, and as […]Read more "Flash Fiction Friday – “The End”"
“When we sing for the Lord and worship and praise Him, it doesn’t matter if we capture the attention of millions in an arena or no one in a practice room, we know that He is glorified and honored by our music. He looks down on us and says ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’” – […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature: Miriam J. Schell"
Some of you will remember my post from a few months ago about declaring war on my stubborn gray hair and fighting to maintain my youthful appearance. Well, sadly, the “Gray-Hair Saga” continues! I quickly realized that hair dye is not only expensive, but washes out incredibly quickly. It’s just so […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Appreciating My “Silver Lining”"
Christian & Faithful Pass Through Vanity Fair: wood engraving for a 19th century edition of ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’, first published in London in 1678. “Yet I hold this one thing against you: you have forsaken the love you had at first.” – Revelation 2:4 Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, […]Read more "Recovering the Lost Art of Faithfulness"
“Don’t count every second – make every second count.” – Unknown “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” – Henry Ford Unless you’re fortunate enough to be earning a full-time salary for your writing, you most likely squeeze your writing into an air-tight schedule. If you fall […]Read more "Writer’s Wednesday – Making Every Second Count"
“God often speaks loudest when we’re quietest.” – Mark Batterson, “Whisper” A new year has dawned, and everyone is in the business of making resolutions and frantically trying to keep them. What I’ve been learning this year, however, is that my greatest goal as a follower of Christ is not to do anything at […]Read more "Hearing God’s Voice – Our #1 Goal"
This past weekend we hired a babysitter and joined hundreds of other fans in the theater so we could lose ourselves once again in the Star Wars universe. And I must say, The Last Jedi did not disappoint! With superb acting, stunning visual effects, and a plot with more than a few unexpected surprises, this film […]Read more "3 Powerful Lessons “The Last Jedi” Can Teach Us…"