Targeting the Innocent Is Not the Answer

June was very much the month from hell, both for my little world and much of the globe.  I’m far from alone in my experience that sometimes we get slammed from all sides, and July is shaping up to be more unnerving for everyone. Striking back at Satan does NOT … Read more…

We Only Have Today But…

There is so much we can do with today! We need to treasure all 24 hours, even if we’re being ripped regularly by people so mentally rigid that they might as well have a broomstick up their backsides. We need to count our blessings even when our lives are so … Read more…

In Control of Our Time

Sooner or later, we wake up one morning and realize we’re not in control of our lives. We abruptly realize that God is in control, and sometimes we don’t like what He allows to happen in our lives or in the world. That isn’t to say our decisions are not … Read more…

When Life Takes Its Own Path

From the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) we’ve developed the expression: “The best laid plans of mice and men do often go astray.” Burns’ poem To a Mouse was written after late autumn ploughing destroyed the tiny nest of a poor little field mouse that had obviously put … Read more…

What Do We Love Enough?

People will fight for and about a range of concerns, especially things they love. This includes family, freedom, their country or their monarch, their religion, even a cause they deem worthy or vital. We Love Our Families Any self-respecting husband or wife will fight for their spouse’s life, honor, well-being, … Read more…

Writing the Script of Your Life

Even if you’re not a screenwriter, and most of us aren’t, can you imagine you’re writing the script of your life? YOU are writing the script of your life! Consider that someone’s going to make a movie out of your life, whether you want them to or not. You didn’t … Read more…

Most People Are Good Drivers

If you think about the last time you were in traffic, you may not consider most people to be good drivers, that’s for sure! I’m the first to holler when I see an unthinking driver cut off another vehicle, especially when the vehicle cut off is a tanker hauling flammable … Read more…

Deep in the Wave: An Informal Book Review

DEEP IN THE WAVE: A Surfing Guide to the Soul by Bear Woznick with Lou Aronica A good part of a writer’s job is to read widely. Tell me my prejudices are showing but I wouldn’t have expected a book about surfing to be spiritual, let alone as spiritual as … Read more…

Walk Tall in Your Authority

Walk tall in your authority might seem to be a directive aimed at women, since most guys are born with “authority” (at least as perceived by human beings) or a desire to take charge. And for some men, that’s a good thing. They are able to take over in any … Read more…

The best advice ever received

I’m no different than you are. I know the best advice I ever received, and you do, too! Something like that sticks in your head…or in your craw. So much depends on who told you, and when and where and why, and most of all, how. For most of us, … Read more…