When Good People Are Silenced

One way to silence a person is to slam him or her in the gut, or kick them in the teeth, and then jump up and down on their fallen body.  People are particularly prone to do this to those who expose the truths of their reality, whether political, social, … Read more…

Keeping the Family Safe

Various blogging experts have expressed the view that we should only write positive material so that our readers will like us and come back to read our commentaries in the future. I’ll be the first to admit I’d rather read and write positive stories any day. And yet… In all … Read more…

Reasons for Gratitude

We’re again headed into a Thanksgiving season I wasn’t sure we’d see, not after living through ten years of a spiraling descent into chaos around us. Most of us are sickened by the discord in this country that is caused by foreign interference, exacerbated by all so-called national leaders involved … Read more…

God is No Respecter of Persons

Deep pain results from hearing someone say, “It’s their own fault” when someone whose life doesn’t meet their definition of righteous is murdered. It’s a torment that doesn’t easily go away. Everything in this fallen world too often reeks of tragedy: From the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida in … Read more…

Sometimes God Sends An Angel

When the chips are down, for ourselves or for someone we know who so desperately needs help, we need Divine intervention. This may not come unless we ask for it, and it’s better if we ask sooner rather than later. Not always what we expect Even then, God’s answers may … Read more…

To Remember Me

I received this from a very dear friend out-of-state who is gradually losing her fight against pancreatic cancer and so cannot donate her organs to help others live or have a better quality of life. It will be sad and difficult to have yet another friend and mentor pass on … Read more…

Can We Remain Silent Amid the Chaos?

Do we cower in fear like most of Congress is doing while our nation is being torn apart? Do some of us support The Party like robots instead of searching the individual’s behavior? Actions do speak much louder than words, though there is nothing mightier than the pen to instigate … Read more…

Just Hangin’ in There

When someone asks how we’re doing, we frequently answer, “Oh, hangin’ in there.” We can’t go deeper without burdening the sometimes casual questioner. Even when the question is sincere, it usually takes too much of our limited energy to explain what’s going on, especially for an introvert. More so, if … 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…

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…