“Why should I praise God? Because it gets my focus off myself and onto God — so I can talk to Him and not at him. That’s why we start with praise.” Rick Warren Each evening as we sit down to eat dinner, our two children start to jump out of their seats. […]Read more "Why Every Prayer Begins and Ends with Praise"
“You don’t need to seek opportunity. All you have to do is seek God. And if you seek God, opportunity will seek you.” Mark Batterson – Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge On Friday of this week I will walk the stage and proudly accept my second master’s diploma, officially completing my journey […]Read more "Headed for the Land of Enchantment!"
You know things are bad when your own film crew tells you a movie is going to be a disaster… yet George Lucas persisted with his Star Wars project. The first film was released on May 25, 1977, and the galaxy has never been the same. All six of the Star Wars films were nominated […]Read more "S: “Star Wars” – A Glance and a Giveaway!"
It’s perhaps the most recognized musical theme in the world. Every child who has ever pretended to be a shark in the swimming pool has heard it, and even those who haven’t have played it on the piano. John Williams, the composer who gave us the memorable film scores to cinematic treasures such as Indiana […]Read more "J: “Jaws” and Beyond – the Genius of John Williams"
“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven When I was young, my brother and I came across a collection of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe while visiting our grandparents. My brother was fascinated […]Read more "E: Edgar Allan Poe and Universal Emotion"
At times I feel weak, Overwhelmed by life’s worries, But God offers strength. ______________________________________ “In the day when I cried out, You answered me and made me bold with strength in my soul.” Psalm 138:3Read more "Haiku – “Strength”"
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalm 118:24Read more "Wordless Wednesday – On Top of the World"
Here we are with the two “babies” we adopted from a local pet shelter – Bene and Bella. I still look forward to having them greet me every morning! “As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15Read more "Wordless Wednesday – First Babies"
As was his custom, Henry awoke with his heart pounding in his ears, his mind screaming that he was already behind. Wiping the sweat from his face, he leaped into the bathroom to splash his sleepless night away with a touch of cold water. By the time he was dressed he was already out […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Man Who Knew Too Much”"
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all […]Read more "Wordless Wednesday – True Love"