Category Archives: Personal Musings

First love

Musing on the familiar passage (below) in the New Testament book of Revelation brought to mind my own “first love” in my early teens. I thought of summer nights with my sweetheart when breezes scented with the heady aromas of … Continue reading

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Keeping focused

Before the electronic age made it possible to send messages around the world in a matter of seconds, people could go about their business completely unaware of momentous or catastrophic events happening in another part of the world until long … Continue reading

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The cover of my newest Christian fiction novel is in the running to be August Cover-of-the-Month

If you like this cover, please vote below to help get my writing before more readers. Cover of the Month Mrs. Thistlethwaite and a Shadow of Doubt: A Tillamook Tillie Mystery My book has been nominated for Book Cover of … Continue reading

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It’s time to wake up, Church

[Originally posted in May of last year, but worth repeating.] We read in the Book of Acts how the Apostle Paul, knowing he was leaving Troas the next day, and wanting to teach these new followers all he could before … Continue reading

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It’s scandalous!

Even before the printing press, it was human nature to prick up our ears to hear the latest misdeeds of others, especially those who seemed to be better off in some way than ourselves. The masses ate up the latest … Continue reading

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Fear Not

After the past week’s events and resultant panic, it seems a good time to revisit this post from November 2015. The Cubs had won the World Series and Donald Trump had been elected president. Were these signs of the End … Continue reading

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The empty promise

…many of the authorities believed in Him, but for the fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it … for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God. (John 12:42-43 ESV) … Continue reading

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High hopes

“It’s so frustrating! I feel so helpless!” my friend lamented. A supervisor where we both worked at the time had made exciting promises of improvements and opportunities in order to recruit my friend’s help, only to let her down, badly. The … Continue reading

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What if everybody does it?

I have a confession to make. For years I’ve admired a particular perennial flower growing in the landscaping beds of a local store. These flowers flourish with little care, thriving in our local conditions, and I’ve looked for them in … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to polite conversation?

When I was young, there were topics considered taboo for polite discourse. Talk about intimate activities and functions were, of course limited to the immediate family. While some subjects, such as finances and health issues, might be discussed with close … Continue reading

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