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 …

How to live with Critics

The New York Times June 18th BookReview author Adam Kirsch says, “The artist can look away from criticism, because the creative act involves a difficult self-assertion, which might be compromised by even a small degree of doubt, however, who demand the total appreciation an artist longs for, are extremely dangerous. By suggesting that all criticism Read More …

God’s Time: Kairos

 Kairos (God’s Time)  Rushing around trying to meet a deadline Stuck in traffic, can’t drive through the car in front A quick prayer for help either elongates The minutes or relaxes enough for real efficiency. Delayed answers to prayers usually includes A better setting, renewed heart, or eloquent solution.   English confuses elements of time, Read More …

Sexual Politics

Proverb: Even a small star shines in the darkness. How old was I when I realized Daddy was more handsome than other fathers. When he smiled, women would curl their toes. His lean work-hardened body loved to move to music. He called square dances but really shone when he fox-trotted with Mother. Lean of hip Read More …

With the Spirit of Forgiveness

Sending the Spirit of Forgiveness The sight of fleeing immigrants from America into Canada’s frozen fields has incited a riot in me. Who will condemn ICE officials from following inhumane orders to deport those souls seeking refuge in our land? Who will speak for them? No court hears their pleas, their reasons for seeking out Read More …

Ann Arbor RWA Chapter

Rohn Federbush is attending writing workshops at Crazy Wisdom each Thursday night from 6-8:45. So far she has added about 3k to The Love Nest. Also Rohn attends a Thursday morning writing workshop once a month at First Presbyterian and has a writers’ group meeting every Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Ann Arbor 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 …