Strangers Robbed Us! Fear took Over!

This post is for anyone who has ever been afraid of the dark, who has felt like you just can’t breathe. Strangers Come Inside The night I became afraid happened when someone broke into our home, and it was then, when I was around six-years-old that I started dreading bedtime. Before that night, the train […]

Losing $150,000 or $1000 I Wanted to Disappear

Writing What I Live and See … this post is for the one who needs to know that “bad days” are really lessons in disguise. Losing Your Job Back then, losing a thousand dollars should have sent me searching for another job. Well, losing it now wouldn’t be such a great thing to do, either. […]

The Dress on the Fence

Writing What I Live and See … this post is for anyone who prays to see with eyes of kindness. Seeing with the Heart In the curve of the road, she waited, her hair dangling, her clothes cleaner than one might think, for a homeless person. Pulling to the side, parking, I moved from my […]

Suffering Abounds / Joy Rises Up with a Cadence of Hope

  Writing what I Live and See … this post is for the one who may need prayer or/and needs to breathe. Suffering Abounds She huddled on the curb, her hair frazzled, her eyes peering at the ground. Now, my steps took me right in front of her, as I moved with a cadence, like […]

I Never Planned to Admire Him

My Ugly Heart I had no idea he was someone I would come to admire. For you see, we had varying differences. Like thorns that kept us apart, I let the ooze of our “disagreeing views” spill over, and I developed a clouded view of him, never considering what we had in common. Now, the […]

The Fog of Suffering

This post is for anyone who has watched someone struggle with cancer, or for anyone who suffers. Questions about Suffering I have asked a million questions as my friend, Cindy, faces lung cancer. As she’s recovered from a brain tumor. As she’s dealt with the loss of her right leg and most of her right […]

Hurricane Harvey Brings Rough Waters / Go Share Christ in Rough Waters

The videos of Hurricane Harvey are showing me the rough waters in the ocean, and I’m reminded of the night when a friend and I found two strangers in a dingy in a storm. Now it was not your normal boat ride, as we had left the calm waters of the California bay to test […]

Do We Cry From the Depths of our Hearts?

Psalm 130 ... Plentiful Redemption in Christ!

This post is for the one who is going through a season of crying … or a season of sorrow … or a season of loss. Have you wept until no tears were left? I mean, the kind of crying where you seek God and you’re pleading for Him to hear you? To help you? […]

“Violence is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding: it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers.”

– Martin Luther King Jr, in his Nobel Lecture delivered at the University of Oslo, Dec. 11, 1964