Update on Soon to be Released Books

First, a quick update about our family. I just finished teaching my last day of the 2019-20 school year at Heart Christian Academy. I taught junior high Bible, as well as 7th grade world history and language arts. For next year at Heart, I’ve been asked to teach both 7th and 8th grade humanities, which entails Bible, world history and …Continue reading →

Ripples

I recently wrote this poem about a dear friend who was recently involved in a major car accident. She was broadsided but walked away.   Concentric circles of divine protection Spread like ripples from the ocean of His Love. Safety and security are His, In His arms to give, Providentially shielding you— His chosen daughter from above.   To live …Continue reading →

Fools Gold–How Gold Can Make Fools of Us All

From the beginning, gold has held an almost magical hold on people. Since the time of the Pharaohs, this yellow metal was used as a form of currency, as well as to adorn the capstones on the pyramids of Giza. In grade school we learned about the Egyptian royal burial of King Tut (Tutankhamun) and his solid gold sarcophagus. But …Continue reading →

Star Wars’ Worldview

The logical conclusion to the philosophy behind the Star Wars saga hit me like a ton of bricks when our family finally got to watch Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. (From the perspective of a cinematic experience, I thought the movie to be quite entertaining. That is, I thoroughly enjoyed it! However, I find its worldview troublesome …Continue reading →

A MAGIcal Christmas

This short story is an adaptation of O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi.” I dedicate this story to Ginny and Brad Caldwell–two godly examples of sacrificial love. Beautiful. Gentle. Gracious. These are the three things Bradley loves most about his newlywed wife, Virginia. This would be their first Christmas together since the accident. About six months ago for the …Continue reading →

Count the Cost

We were bought at a high price (1 Cor 6:20; 7:23). And now as Christ followers, we do not belong to ourselves (1 Cor 6:19). We deny ourselves (Mt 16:24) and we die to ourselves (Jn 3:3-6) making no provision for the flesh (Rom 13:14). We have no rights over ourselves as if we were autonomous beings in control of …Continue reading →

The gods are fallen…

I read this paragraph in Steinbeck’s East of Eden and it wrecked me, in a good way. This pericope reminds me of how children innately see their parents as immortal beings impervious to corruption, as well as to the constellation of cracks that take place in their porcelain little minds when they realize that their parents are not gods. It …Continue reading →

The Beauty of the Bending of Light

One magical morning, it began to snow outside. Matter of fact, so much snow had accumulated outside my front door that I couldn’t leave my home. But strangely enough, it hadn’t snowed anywhere else in town. So reluctantly I remained indoors. But what happened next absolutely amazed me: as I turned on the lights to my Christmas tree, a world …Continue reading →

Theology Matters

What we believe about God affects how we practically live our lives and even how we worship Him. Sadly, too many Christians naively think that they don’t need theology or to be better informed about who God really is. They think, more or less, that all that is needed in the Christian life is to believe in Jesus Christ as …Continue reading →

“It’s Just Business”?

I can’t think of anything more offensive to God than the all-too-common slogan “It’s just business.” Someone may respond back: “Well, what about saying ‘I don’t believe in God’?” True, existential atheism is a problem. However, treating people unjustly is an offense to God’s character; it’s practical atheism, in that one could be a believer and yet be denying God …Continue reading →

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