Blog Posts


Grief

  • A Name Silenced by Death - Have you noticed how great it is to hear the name of your loved one? It's been over a year since my best friend/mom died – a year of silence. Her name has not been said at all. Then the other day I heard it and a warm happiness filled ...
  • Hurt of Unsupport - It’s easy for onlookers to stand in their own shoes, see someone struggling in grief and think they are doing it wrong.
  • About Honest Grief - When someone dies who filled your life with their presence, the hole in your life will be felt today, and tomorrow, and the tomorrow after that, and for the rest of your tomorrows.
  • What to say to someone grieving - Have you thought about what we say to people dealing with the death of a loved one? Grief comes with a huge range of emotions from regret...


Poems and Songs

  • Of His Faithfulness - I've been reading through the Psalms and thinking about all the statements of praise and decided to write a few of my own. Here are my thoughts about the Lord's faithfulness.
  • Of His Majesty - I've been reading through the Psalms and thinking about all the statements of praise and decided to write a few of my own. Here are my thoughts about the Lord's regal majesty.
  • Of His Grace - I've been reading through the Psalms and thinking about all the statements of praise and decided to write a few of my own. Here are my thoughts about God's unbelievable grace.
  • Of His Mercy - I've been reading through the Psalms and thinking about all the statements of praise and decided to write a few of my own. Here are my thoughts about the Lord's astounding mercy.


Today and Tomorrow

  • Elephant’s Eyelash - You know the story of the blind men who touch an elephant to learn what it is like? This post is about the church and the elephant's eyelash.
  • The Other Books - The life of a Christian is no picnic. The path is rocky and feels unsure. Clouds block your view. It seems constantly uphill. You look ahead and see no one. You look back and see no one. Dark storms threaten.
  • No-Picnic Path - The life of a Christian is no picnic. The path is rocky and feels unsure. Clouds block your view. It seems constantly uphill. You look ahead and see no one. You look back and see no one. Dark storms threaten.
  • Crushing Pain & Perfection - I've been contemplating the price we pay for loving someone. Since sin entered the world, even the most perfect gift from God has a very dear price tag.


Life’s Journey

  • FB & Child Memories - I remember rescuing orphaned children from Russia, sneaking into enemy territory to retaliate for their attacks, being an astronaut in a rocket leaving earth, a starship captain...
  • Best Things About Dogs - I got to thinking about how much we can learn from our dogs approach to life and to us. They can't wait to be with us. They want to share their happiness with us....
  • Writer’s Escape - What is the process of developing and writing a story? I am an extreme pantser writer becoming totally immersed in the story and the location....
  • Paradox! Grinding Through in Joy - When I was in high school the teacher that led the Christian club insisted we smile no matter what was going on in our lives. I quit the group. What he was dishing out seemed so unrealistic.


Tips

  • Latex Grunting Pig Repair - Did you buy one of these pigs for your dog only to find it stops grunting after just a few hours of play? Me too. I have good news.
  • Help! How to read a free ebook - If you purchase a book from a distributer such as Amazon, they automatically load your purchased book to the device you indicate rather painlessly. But what about when you're given a free digital book?
  • Death to the Dash - By far, my favourite is the em dash. When writing, I often want to indicate a pause in the character's thinking and the em dash with spaces on either side beautifully brings the reader to pause...
  • An Argument for Epic Content - And this post shows the results of this new approach as an increase in links and shares, page views, time on page, and new subscribers....