Day of Reckoning Chapter 5: Born Again

Let the day perish wherein I was born… let that day be darkness… let darkness and the shadow of death stain it… Why died I not from the womb… Why did I not give up the ghost when  I came out of the belly. Job 3:3-11 Amy’s body ached with the pain born from the…

Day of Reckoning: Chapter 4

(Recap:  Amy has been kidnapped by a psychopath.  Rudy, her golden retriever, has been shot trying to protect her.  As he bleeds, he continues his search for her…albeit slow.  Sky, Amy’s wife is also searching for her while battling the dangers of a cold and desolate forest.) Rudy   Rudy had tried his best to…

Rivers of Water

I was on my way home from the hospital and my first born was lying in an incubator at Pitt Memorial. The last thing I wanted to do was leave her, but circumstances prevailed, and it became something unavoidable. As I lay in bed that night my heart and mind, extremely distressed, I could not…

The Ultimate Misfit

One Christmas morning I was up before the birds and all in the house was quiet as a mouse. I was sad, rejected, a misfit because there were certain relationships within my family strained and almost nonexistent. My children and I were were separated by many American miles. As I sat in the silence of…

I’ll Vote for Mickey Mouse

Friends, an innocent man does not hide.  An innocent man does not shun the opportunity to present his case to the powers that be.  An innocent man does not ignore subpoenas ordered by America’s Justice system.  An innocent man does not take his case to the Supreme Court in order to keep his tax returns private.  My question is…

Yes, I am in a Relationship

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…”  Hebrews 12:2 Growing up I was so afraid of hell, that I actually wished I’d never been born. Daily, I was tormented with the thought of the rapture, and being left behind.   I knew God’s promises but for some reason they didn’t apply to me.  It…

Beer-Battered Baby Squash & Blooms

I could wait no longer! I had to have them and nothing would deter me. Standing by my little garden I salivated as I gazed down upon the treasure; and so putting an end to my hesitation, I bent down and picked six baby squash, one with a lovely bloom intact. That was the beginning…

Cooking The Goose!

Is it possible that mean people are a blessing in disguise? I’m not talking about evil people…certainly those that abuse and hurt others are never a blessing! I’m making reference to those people who “rub us the wrong way” or “get under our skin.” You know the ones…forthright, and tactless. Their words are sharp and…

Lingering

Anything we give to help hurting people, God will always return many times over. Not only will He meet our needs, but our joy will increase as a result of giving in love. Joyce Meyer Lord, open my eyes that I may see, open my heart that I may love, and open my hands that…

What’s in the Suitcase?

The Challenge:  Write a story about the suitcase sitting on the train tracks in exactly 99 words! “What’s in the suitcase, Ralph?” “Well now, ain’t that the million dollar question?”  Ralph smirked. Dopey was jumping up and down, anxious to find out.  “Uh…what’s in the suitcase, Ralph?”   Ralph succinctly cut his eyes to Dopey.  Dopey…