(I post this story annually as part of my celebration of the season. I hope it blesses you.)♥♥♥ The following story is fiction – as are all the characters and the setting. However, the story was inspired directly by the real-life story of one of the most effective and compassionate men in ministry today. BillContinue reading “The Christmas Rescue — a short story”
A FUTURE & A HOPE(Jeremiah 29:11) Another year is almost gone,And with it go my fears.I’m closing out two thousand, twenty,By wiping away my tears.I will not let past loss and hurtInfringe on future years.God’s promised a future bright with hope:At His Word my heart cheers.
I’ve had almost no time to write new material for this website lately, so I decided to dig back through some of my old, old flash fiction pieces and post three of them that were written just for fun. My newer followers will not have read them, and I’m betting my readers of many yearsContinue reading “Down Memory Lane Just For Fun”
Each year I create a few new Christmas card designs to sell. This year I’ve decided on two for sure, and I may have two more by next week. We’ll see. But I thought I’d share the two that are definite. This first one is an original ink sketch cover, and the inside message reads:“WishingContinue reading “New Christmas Card Designs”
Well, Sundays now just never seem like Sundays‘Cause church online just isn’t quite the same.And Mondays don’t seem right ’cause I’m still homeInstead of working; what a lousy shame. When Tuesday rolls around, I think it’s ThursdayAnd start to wonder where the week has gone.By Saturday, I feel it must be Sunday;Go online to watchContinue reading “Might As Well Throw Out the Calendar”
The fields are ripe for harvest.Let’s be about our taskTo spread the Lord’s great mercyAnd love for all who’ll ask. Let’s tell the world of JesusAnd how He took our sin.How God’s granted forgivenessTo all because of Him. Let’s concentrate on lovingThe broken and the lostAnd demonstrate with actionsGod’s love at any cost. Let’sContinue reading “Harvest Time”
AUTUMN PERFUME Bonfire:Smoke drifting by,Fragrant with scent of leavesStill crisp and sweet from frost’s kiss.It’s fall. AUTUMN SONG Crunch, crunch.I love the sound.My fav’rite time of year.My walks are filled with song as leavesCrunch, crunch.
JUST A REMINDER … The holidays are more fun when you have your plans worked out and your gift list under control. That’s what the HAPPY HOLIDAYS PLANNING JOURNAL is made for — PLUS it also gives you pages to record your own thoughts, feelings, meditations, memories, and prayers — along with some scriptures interspersedContinue reading “Planning For the Holidays”
I had a few minutes this afternoon — mainly because I’m putting off getting started on my laundry and dishes — but nevertheless — I thought I’d use those minutes to join in Trent’s “Weekly Smile” fun. I had a fairly troubling week, but I did smile at least once each day because I hadContinue reading “Weekly Smile – 11/2/20”
Well, here we are at day 7 of this series already. This poem will finish up our little coffee adventure. Hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. And today I’ve chosen to use Cinquain — one of my favorite poetic forms — to render my coffee thoughts. DELIGHTFUL DRINK Coffee:Delightful drink.Beverage of choiceContinue reading “Coffee Is A Poem – Day 7”
CHOCOLATE’S BEST FRIEND I have a stash of chocolate standing by.I like to keep some extra when I can.For when I’m feeling jittery or blue,Chocolate is the most effective plan. But chocolate works much better with a friend.A cup of coffee sets it off just right.Choc’late and coffee are a perfect blend,Indulging both at onceContinue reading “Coffee Is A Poem – Day 6”
LIFE’S SWEET MYSTERY Ah, sweet mystery of life, at last I’ve found you.You’ve made my life a pleasure; that’s a fact.When all the world’s in tumult round about me,I just sit back and sip you and relax.You’re warm and comforting, and your aromaIs rich and sweet and soothing through and through.You’re more than justContinue reading “Coffee Is A Poem – Day 5”