Ready Writer

My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer… Psalm 45:1 King James Version Lord, when I languish in laziness, let me leap toward liveliness. Let me not rest in reason, but wrestle for righteousness. Give…

The “Who” vs. the “Do”

I’m a Human Being, not a Human Doing! “Look what I did; see my work!”        Pride, though present, doubts still lurk. “You can do it,” many said.        “Just step out; just go ahead.” “I can’t do it, it won’t be.”        Used to be my doubter’s plea. Still, inside, my deep desire,       …

The Package vs. the Person

One indicator of spiritual/emotional maturity is that more satisfaction results from understanding than in being understood. It is revealing that admiration of features (appearance, gifts, talents or performance) merely indicates an acknowledgment and appreciation of them, not a love for that person. Facets are the authentic expression of one’s person (humor, empathy, loyalty, and temperament)….

The Revealing, Healing God

Thursday night at a weekly singles meeting, I went up to receive communion, anointing with oil and prayer. I hobbled into the meeting with severe pain in my right hip area. I had suddenly developed what I believe to have been severe tendonitis in the right hip the day before. The reason I concluded that…

Fragrant Flower

A woman, like a flower awakes with morning sun. Her smile will shine each hour until the work is done. But when she is offended, by chance or by design; Her world is then upended she offers no more wine. So here is my wise insight: Embrace these words of mine. Imbue your words with light and…

Breakfast at Denny’s

My late morning drive to the local Denny’s restaurant just down the hill from my digs is a highlight in my otherwise boring life! It was not the reasonably priced menu that drew me. There is something more compelling for me. It is hidden on the back of one of the several menus; listed under…

Rip Van Winkled

Am I awake, or do I dream; And has life started anew? Box ajar, broken a seam; How will I know what to do! Elicited by the story Rip Van Winkle. Photo courtesy of House of Themes. When life’s continuity is interrupted or destroyed, a choice emerges to embrace new possibilities or to “go back…