Timmy and the Angry Balloon

    (I started this story a few years ago as a way of helping my nephew see the importance of controlling his temper.  I owe a debt to his older brother, Braden, for a significant idea that improved the plot.) Timmy always loved balloons.  Balloons were his favorite toy.  For as long as he [...]

The Lord of the “Whys?”

It is not always in finding the answer but in seeking and finding the One with the answer.  It is so easy to get lost in wondering why something happened / didn't happen, etc. that we lose sight of the only One Who knows the answer to every question.  He is the Lord of what [...]

Don’t Worry About “The When”

  Romans 4:20-21: He [Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. I never gave too much heed to these verses, because it is so obvious and basic that [...]

Freshly Fallen Hope (Greeting Card Remix)

In the deadness of winter With your blinking thoughts Refusing to yield To anything But the wind and confusion Of disappointment and disillusion In the dreariness of what hinders With all its blinding cost And refusal to heal With your spirit badly shaken And soul Left freezing From the unwanted Day of reckoning And silencing [...]

The Blame Game

  Are you among those who feel the need to blame someone for your problems, failures, flaws, mistakes, sins, shortcomings, etc.?  And is the someone you blame 99% of the time yourself?  Well, keep in mind something the Lord showed me just recently (after a lifetime of beating myself up for all of my failings, [...]

On Separation of Life and Love

[This post is dedicated to my sister-in-law whose father died a year ago this week. This poem was written many years ago when he was on his deathbed. Through God's mercy He granted him several more years to spend with his family. It is my prayer that God provides her and her mother solace and [...]

Senses

    Feel the tears Sting your cheek And find a home on your sleeve Listen as your spirit Breaks into pieces Without number Watch as your hope Flees at the first chance It gets Touch your nightmare And find your heart Failing for fear See your life Through tear-stained regrets Crumble beyond recognition And [...]

Underweight- Part IV

  “Maybe we can still try to get to know him a little,” Stacey offered. “Tom, do you still have Mr. Felder’s notebook?” “What?!” Michael exclaimed in disbelief. As Tom pulled out the notebook from his messenger bag, he proceeded to relay the events from the previous night. In doing so, he realized the reason [...]