Does the Bible Earn YOUR Seal of Approval?

             I enjoy perusing official stamps & seals. Vast consumerism has led to so many different kinds. One of the most interesting is the one on the gas pump. Check it out the next time you buy gasoline. The designs in the marks catch my attention. Swirls and scalloped edges in particular.Continue reading “Does the Bible Earn YOUR Seal of Approval?”

The Loss of Innocence and the Promises of GOD

        Every child deserves a place where he or she is in control. Not a home where a child tyrant is suffered, no not at all. But a place in their young life where they are allowed to make choices about what to do and how to spend time and even howContinue reading “The Loss of Innocence and the Promises of GOD”

Balance Me Jesus

      My Dearest Friend,  Your recent post nailed me and I cannot recoil against the truth in your rebuke. It is to my own shame that cowardice is my new black. Let this gown be removed, O LORD! I do not want to live my life ashamed to be who Creator GOD madeContinue reading “Balance Me Jesus”

Marriage on the Road to Damascus

Life in Southern California predisposes you to seemingly endless travel on a myriad of highways, byways and other ways. In a long car ride a question will likely arise, “Is GOD trying to tell me something?” This is my experience. I have the good pleasure (?) to carpool with my spouse, whom I love dearly,Continue reading “Marriage on the Road to Damascus”

Stray Syringes and Ink Pens

Stray Syringes and Ink Pens Nursing is one of those GOD-given gigs that will keep you knowing you have no control. From the moment I step into my workplace, I succumb to the laundry list of prep work, e-mail responses and things to do. In the midst of the third patient care process of theContinue reading “Stray Syringes and Ink Pens”

Purpose & Plastic Eggs

As Easter Sunday approaches, colorful plastic eggs are rolled out by the dozens, candy makers stock and restock market shelves while fresh grass is fabricated in rainbow colors. In the middle of all the hustle and shuffle I find myself useless, with no real purpose on this planet.  I look around and it seems like everyContinue reading “Purpose & Plastic Eggs”

Prayer: Bright Fire, Cool Water

December 26, 2011 Prayer: Bright Fire, Cool Water      Do you remember your first encounter with prayer? I recall kneeling to pray restlessly. Grandma would pull us out of bed early Sunday mornings to pray with my mother and older siblings; usually around the bed of my eldest brother, who worked a previous nights’Continue reading “Prayer: Bright Fire, Cool Water”

I LOVE…

I love that GOD loves me more than I could ever love myself. I love that no matter what anyone thinks of me Jesus Christ remains my forever friend and will defend my life to death. I love that the LORD speaks to me through His WORD, circumstances, other people and the power of HisContinue reading “I LOVE…”