Chapter 6: Introductions

(Recap:  Amy is at the mercy of a psychopath.  She has been kidnapped and is isolated in an old cabin hidden away in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Her wife Sky and dog Rudy are lost in a snowy forest, fighting the elements searching for Amy.  Chapter 6 opens one year before the capture and depicts…

Taken Down a Notch…Maybe Two

Tuesday was the last day of my 21-day Daniel Fast. I confess I finished feeling a little guilty.  Why?  Going into the fast my purpose was clear, in that my goal was to become closer to Christ, but as it progressed the purpose began to take on another appearance.  My focus strayed from Christ, 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…

Monday’s Music Quote

Restless in bed and sleepless through the night, I longed for my lover.  I wanted him desperately.  His absence was painful.   So I got up, went out and roved the city, hunting through streets and down alleys. Song of Soloman 3 *** Monday’s Music Quote

Gasp! Jesus Agrees with Buddha…?

Daily Proverb: “If you roll a boulder down on others, it will roll back and crush you.” Y’all, this sounds like God’s way of saying, “Karma’s a bitch!” Could it be that Buddha and Jesus agree?  Gasp! Damn straight! Why should this simple thought bother us? I’m convinced that most of the world’s religions are…

True Love

It’s not what you say. It’s not how you say it. True love is what you do. Doing…the truest of love…expressed. ***   “If we love each other, God lives in us, and his love has been brought to full expression through us.  (I John 4:11)

Remember What I Have Told You

Sometimes it’s just too easy to forget, and the older I get the more this becomes my super-power. I feel confident my friends over fifty can relate…hmmm…unless, of course, they have forgotten how often they forget. It’s true, I walk into a room and forget my reason for being there.  I stand blank-eyed, trying to…

Disappear From Sight

Have you ever had to eat your words? I’m sure I have, but at the moment, nothing comes to mind.  Perhaps, even if I could, I wouldn’t share as “eating your words” is considered quite distasteful. Often, the words we have to eat are bitter. I believe the words we say never disappear.  They linger…

Warm, rather than Frigid

My morning reading was all about the golden rule.  You know, “…do to others as you want others to do to you.” I ask, “Why is such a simple concept, so hard to achieve?” If I had to guess as to why this can be such a difficult task, I would credit the blame to…

Accepting Bridges, Instead of Walls

God has called us to build bridges and not walls.  The whole story of Christ’s life, testifies to this.  During his ministry, Jesus broke down many walls of separation. For example: Jesus was a Judean Refugee living in Egypt.  (What if Egypt had built a wall?) Jesus had many women disciples. (Gender Wall) Jesus praised the Samaritans, whom the Jews…