Short stories/Poetry

Though it Tarries

The clouds hang low and heavy in my heart, But I withhold the rain so I might go on, Only an occasional shower To saturate the ground Holding the seeds of promise— Never a flood to destroy them. Soon an east wind will blow away the clouds, So I press on expecting clear skies And […]

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In My Head

Who is “Blessing” You?

It matters who “blesses” you, who gives you a taste of the good life. I have found that people who have something you don’t, but want something you have will give you samples to draw you in. It could be access to people who can get you into places you couldn’t get into on your own. […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Mama Jones

The family had been torn apart by tragedy and later the lottery win of the matriarch. One would think that a loving mother who just won a sizable fortune would be able to bring everybody together again. Mama Jones was rich and tired, and she was losing the tug-of-war. There was a moment when she […]

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In My Head

Today the Promise Is

The promises of God are yea and amen (See 2Cor. 1:20). They are guaranteed, a done deal. Because it is impossible for God to lie, He does everything He says He will do despite changes in climate, the world and culture. His word never comes back void. Yet though He promises victory and triumph, we […]

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In My Head

Seek Him Like Your Dreams

If you seek Him, you will find Him when you seek Him with all your heart and soul (See Deut. 4:29). Simple, but not easy. It’s easy to give up on finding God when you seek Him halfheartedly. Anything worth having is not easy to obtain. If it were it wouldn’t be worth much. What […]

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In My Heart

Riding the Wave

I’m getting older. I can tell because whenever I get up after sitting for a while, everything is stiff. It takes a moment for my hips to loosen up and my back to work out its kinks. My clothes don’t fit the way they used to. I have to labor more to pull up my […]

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In My Heart

What Happened Along the Way

The finish line is the end of the race or course. It’s accomplishing the ultimate goal. Job completed. Mission accomplished. Promise realized. It’s the pinnacle of the mountain. I made it. The end. Because I have yet to reach this finish line, my eyes are fixated on it. But after I reach it, then what? […]

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In My Head

Ears to Hear

Truth can be a bitter pill to swallow and rebuke can make you choke. The last thing any of us wants to hear is someone else telling us what’s wrong with us or correcting a behavior we didn’t have a problem with. While it is true we cannot receive criticism from just anyone, we must […]

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In My Heart, Short stories/Poetry

The Gift Left Under the Tree

Though we may not say it, we all want peace. Though we may not admit it, we get tired. Though we may hide it, we yearn to be loved, understood, and forgiven. So while we’re out shopping for gifts to give to others, God hopes we remember the gift He gave to us, And finally unwrap […]

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In My Head

When the Wrong Idea Takes Root

All it takes is a suggestion. A person or group, music or media can plant an idea–or two– in your head and cause all kinds of trouble. Ignoring it doesn’t make it go away. In the dark place you shoved it, it grows alongside all the other ideas or thoughts planted. And just like those […]

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