“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"
“My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.” Psalm 45:1 _______________________ “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 […]Read more "Saturday Scriptures for the Writer’s Soul"
New Life Each day brings rebirth, A fresh page on life’s canvas, Let the Artist work Today a New Year dawns, and just like any other day we’re presented with a choice. We can find renewal in Christ, or we can continue stumbling down the dusty roads of life on […]Read more "“New Life” – A Haiku for the New Year"
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 The coming of a New Year always inspires me to reflect on all that God has done in my life up to […]Read more "A Word for 2015: “Faith”"
My face was drenched in sweat as I raced down the long, black corridor. Shivering with fear, I pounded on the iron doors with clammy fists. “Somebody help me!” I shrieked. He was coming for me. Mr. Black had seduced me with his devilish smile, inviting me to his estate for a “good […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – Dark Regret"
We took the kids to a tree farm near our house to cut down our own Christmas Tree this year… we ended up with a scraggly little weed that would never pass for a real tree in the major stores, but the kids just fell in love with it! So many to choose from… Running […]Read more "Wordless Wednesday – The Great Christmas Tree Hunt"
Countless artists have attempted to capture the beauty and the majesty of Christ’s birth, and we tend to see so many of these images around this time of year that few really reach out and grab us. I find this particular painting, however, especially beautiful. Adoration of the Shepherds was painted by Gerard […]Read more "“Adoration of the Shepherds” – Gerard von Honthorst"
If I were asked to sum up the rich meaning of Christmas in one word, it would be “Emmanuel.” This year, more than any other, I’ve found myself surrounded by this name in Christmas songs and on Christmas cards, and I just haven’t been able to keep my mind off of reflecting on […]Read more "Emmanuel – Christmas in a Nutshell"
It’s my birthday today, and I’ve been surrounded by wonderful wishes and prayers of birthday blessing. My co-workers threw an office party (complete with the awesome little turkey you see above and lemon bars, one of my favorite desserts), and tonight I’ll get to celebrate with my wife and kids. The most inspirational birthday […]Read more "Sharing My Birthday Blessing…"
I punched a Pilgrim the other day. Smack dab in the middle of his arrogant, flabby little face! Best thing I ever did. It was the day before Thanksgiving, and the entire world was buzzing with holiday cheer. All except for the cramped apartment in my Assisted Living Center, that is. As […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “A Carol for Thanksgiving”"