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Thoughts on Charleston

How does one even begin to blog about a complex issue like hate that escalates to racism and murder? There are many facets, and I have a general rule of no more than 850 words per blog (fair warning: this one is over 1200). Writing a string of blogs is an option. But today, I choose to hit […]

The Truth About Bruce Jenner

Sometimes, I get stuck in the Psalms. I used to avoid them because they were cryptic and poetic and I just didn’t get it. Somehow, God has grown me out of that frustration and into the mindset that a Psalm a day tends to keep the blues away. Part of what fascinates me is that the Psalmist speaks words of comfort and […]

Why One Woman Hasn’t Quit Facebook

Imagine this: A pastor preaches a sermon on compassion. Said pastor’s wife listens to said sermon and begins to wonder how God could use her more in the area of compassion. She’s chronically ill, and to add something more into her schedule seems too taxing. To say it in Scriptural eloquence … her spirit is willing, but her flesh is weak. […]

An Open Letter to the Duggar Victims

Dear Josh Duggar Victims, I am so sorry for your pain, the shame you feel, and your embarrassment. I’m sorry there are people in the world who are so bent on “exposing the truth” that they forgot (or are too stupid to know) that the truth re-victimizes you. I know the truth only serves to conjure up […]

Colorado Christian Writers Conference Report 2015

First, a huge thanks to all who financially gave in order for me to go to the conference. Your money has been well spent, and I’m certain your crown will be enriched with much bling for having been so generous. What touched me more than your giving was that you gave cheerfully, and I am grateful. Thank […]

How to Honor Your Mom

  This is me and my Mom. If you’re wondering whether I’m adopted, don’t worry. I’ve wondered the same thing. I was born in the halls of Montrose Memorial Hospital, on the way to the delivery room. There was no time for drugs. Mom was coherent and she is certain I am hers and she is […]

The Heart of the Baltimore Matter

Many a murderer is more alarmed at the gallows than at the murder which brought him to it. The thief loves the plunder, though he fears the prison. Not so with David: he is sick of sin as sin; his loudest outcries are against the evil of his transgression, and not against the painful consequences […]

A Prayer for the Hurting

Gracious Lord and Savior, Thank you for being our Great Physician – for healing us spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Thank you for sleep that restores. In our slumber, we recognize that you never slumber, and while we sleep, you are wide awake and often restoring us to health and energy. Each morning, your mercies […]

Credentials and Kerfuffles

For the past few weeks, I have been preparing for a Christian writer’s conference due to take place mid-May in Estes Park. In the book proposal I am working on, one question I have to answer is: What credentials does the writer have that qualifies him or her to write this book?  English/Lit major? Nope. […]

How to Handle Misunderstanding

Misunderstanding. The mere sound of that word can be painful. We all know what it is to be misunderstood, don’t we? And Jesus knew it better than we ever have or could. Can you imagine all the inaccurate thoughts clanking around in the heads of the onlookers who attended His crucifixion? Some thought He was a criminal. […]

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