Waves of endless noise, Crash as I swim toward stillness. There, a voice. God speaks. “Be still, and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10Read more "Haiku – Stillness"
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”"
I read in an educational article this week that statistics are booming for school students who are reporting feelings of severe anxiety. They are complaining to their teachers of headaches, stomach aches, dizziness, or simply stare at a blank page or act out. The root cause of this is fearfulness and anxiety, which makes […]Read more "Pray First!"
“Here’s the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, oh, oh!” – Lady MacBeth, from “MacBeth” by William Shakespeare In one of the most heart-wrenching scenes ever penned, Lady MacBeth tries to cleanse her hands of blood, even in her sleep. Though she and her […]Read more "O – “Out, Damned Spot!”: The Lady MacBeth in Each of Us"
“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.” Mary Shelley – Frankenstein What started off as a friendly writing contest between friends transformed the world of fiction forever. The English author, Mary Shelley, her future husband, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to compete with one another […]Read more "F: Frankenstein and the Monster Within"
“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"
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord Himself, is the Rock eternal.” Isaiah 26:3-4Read more "Saturday Scripture – Source of Strength"
The pounding hooves of thousands of horses shook the earth so violently that the guards were alerted. From their high stone towers, they sounded the warning gongs with all their might. “The enemy is coming!” they shouted above the terrible din. Marco watched in amazement as the desert wasteland sprang to life with […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Epic Peace”"