What If?

What if? What if everything you ever did, everything you are, and everything you might become were dished up for the King’s palate—and He found you wanting. Could His boredom with unlimited Creation slight your case? Would redemption hang on His promise of so loving the world that He allowed His only begotten Son to Read More …

Tom Blubaugh: An Issue of Time

An Issue of Time Tom Blubaugh Time is an intriguing phenomenon. Humans measure time in seconds (nano, micro, milli), minutes, hours, days, weeks, fortnights, months, years, decades, centuries, and millennia. Humans have recorded events of time past–history. The future’s an unknown, except for what the Bible says in the Book of Revelation and some answers Read More …

The Love Nest

My next four characters in “The Love Nest” are all in their thirties. One woman is a secular person the other woman is a believer. One man is a doubter and the other is an antagonistic hater of all religions. The four single people are housed in the same building whose outside staircases face each Read More …

Holiday Jam

The wall-to-wall sleeping bags in the living room are gone as is much of the food in the freezer and cupboards. But my heart is full. A lightness near the left shoulder seems to house a Christmas spirit of courage and affection. Have you noticed the coming of a lightness in the New Year where Read More …

Open Hearts

So I was thinking straight out of my dream world: Lutheran’s tell you when to believe, Baptists tell you what to believe, Methodist tell you how to believe, Presbyterians tell you why you believe. The rest of religions teach you who to love (and unfortunately–hate). God bless us all to be able to open our Read More …

Personal Physician

Personal Physician Yep, it is the Lord. Pneumonia and antibiotics might consort against my health but the Lord stands near, soothing my fevered brow, nurturing my ailing body, lifting my sagging spirits, and giving my husband extra patience and stamina. I never reach for the Lord’s comfort and remain unsatisfied. I cannot recommend His services Read More …

Integrity

Personal Integrity I decided to view my writer’s block as a drag on my self-esteem. If I make a promise to myself to write, and my health allows, I will write. God willing.

Common Ground

Now we must search for common ground in a divided nation.  We’re looking for who to love until they can love themselves– not who to hate or blame for circumstances that affect us all. Reach out to the winners of the election. Find out how to meet their needs or at least listen to their concerns. Read More …

The 23rd Psalm

For over a decade I have used the 23rd Psalm for the last morning prayer to start each day. My son, an agnostic, once said Christians are like a flock of sheep, mindlessly following each other. I told him I agree, “The Lord is my shepherd.” I’ve read the next few words in different versions Read More …

IWSG: Aeneid One

Aeneid One November 3, 2016 Arms I sing – on my man, The last to come near this crone. Of Newark, graduated to Arbors where a squirrel welcomed him. My man battered by meek false friends, gathered his own powers to face the universe of secrets. My man who suffered greatly in life until he could find his true love Read More …