To Those Given Much

“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:48). This past week I’ve received two messages from friends of friends looking for donations to fund medical expenses. Both of these direly…

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God's Teachable Moments

*5-10-14  I’m sitting outside on my red chair overlooking the golf course.  If the maintenance guy would stop driving by in his noisy cart spraying or whatever he’s doing it would be more pleasant than it is.  Beautiful morning.  I shamed/guilted Bill into going for bagels.  I had such a…

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What's Wrong With Me?

My pores are too big.  I am certain of this because I saw a television commercial for some concoction that will make them appear to be smaller.  I have a personal list of my complexion flaws:  wrinkles; age spots; rosacea; lips that are forever dry; eyebrows…overplucked in my teenage years and never…

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I Don't Know Him But I Think I Love Him

I never Tweet.  Mostly because I don’t understand Twitter.  I haven’t read my Dummies for Twitter book even though I’ve had it for a year.  Besides, who has the time?  Between writing fiction, song lyrics, the occasional poem, keeping up with e-mail, working a day job, life in general, and…

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Skydiving

The first time I saw skydivers I was a kid growing up in rural Illinois.  They looked like they were dropping from the sky into the cornfields.  I don’t know where they actually landed, but that’s when I first decided I wanted to do that, too. Fast forward about forty-five years…

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Why The Bible Verses?

Each chapter of The Forbidden Bean opens with a verse from the Bible. Here’s why as best as I can recollect: During the time I was writing it (or more likely rewriting it), I was randomly reading a Bible chapter a day. I don’t know why. It seemed like a…

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Namaste: We Are One

Namaste:  We Are One What You Can Do to Create World Peace  This is the title of a book by Deborah G. Hoofer, LMHC.  It’s a book everyone on the planet should read and take to heart, actually understanding and following the suggestion that we greet everyone we come into…

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God – The Original Forever Kind of Guy

My contemporary romance novel, A Forever Kind of Guy, came out this month and in preparation for its release I started thinking about a lot of things. Marketing, first of all, which I don’t begin to understand and its importance is something I balk at. Not to insult all the…

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