Compassion, Yes! Looting, No!

It warms your heart to see compassionate responses to disaster, whether it’s an individual’s personal tragedy or a crisis that’s citywide/statewide/nationwide or worldwide. In the beginning, help pours in: People volunteer their time and skills (Angel Flight is one for those who are pilots – scroll to choose your state). … Read more…

Would You Be Ready?

The floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters in our world are increasing in frequency and severity. We watch coverage of them on TV news and the Internet, while fervently praying, “Oh, please, God, help them! Make it stop!” and “Please God, not here! Please don’t let that happen here!” But … Read more…

Do You Have a Vision Board?

True to form for artistic things, I was late to the party when it came to creating a vision board for my future. After decades without a vision board, I wondered if I should waste my time planning and envisioning my future, or what’s left of it. But one of … Read more…

To Those Who Snoop and Spy on the Innocent

This open letter may sound a little contentious and most of us know contention comes from the father of all lies, that is, Satan. But I’m not a doormat and won’t act like one. In this case, I will not keep quiet and just practice patience. I have something to … Read more…

Incredibly Dangerous Behavior

I’ve never understood the game of one-upmanship.  It’s usually played by extremely insecure people, both men and women, while the rest of us roll our eyes. That’s until it zooms past being irritating and becomes dangerous. One-upmanship often leads to mindless mouthing off. Nowadays the world can’t afford stupidity anywhere, … Read more…

The Best Date Ever

Thinking back over the years of bad dates and good dates brings both awesome and bittersweet experiences to the surface. How do so many vibrant memories of everything stay crammed into our overloaded brains until the right question releases them? After 44 years of an up-and-down marriage, I found myself … Read more…

We Could Achieve So Much

I often wonder how much more we as human beings could accomplish if we weren’t distracted by a thousand things every day! We need so much to focus on one thing at a time and complete it before moving on to the next. Yet the world too often seems to … Read more…

Why I Love My Writing Passion

I try to write something every day, so my heart jumps with excitement when the house quiets down and the infernal telemarketers stop harassing me!! Most days I turn off the phone in order to complete the required work for my full-time employer, but their evening calls still continue. It’s … Read more…

Every Good Work is God’s Work

People sometimes chide me for expending my writing talents on “worldly” topics instead of on God’s work. That stings a little but I may be the bearer of bad tidings: First, I don’t get paid for blog posts but other than that, writing is how I earn a living. It’s … Read more…

Time to Downsize?

At some point in our lives, we all have to downsize our living arrangements. In our younger years, it might not have even been something we chose to do. Job promotions, for example, may come with a price. Just thinking about moving to a metro area anywhere on the East … Read more…