Yes, Mel, you’ve made any mistakes in your personal life. Who among us can look in the mirror and honestly say we haven’t? “The Passion of the Christ“ was a ground-making film. First of all, thank you for not giving Jesus a British accent! He was speaking Aramaic and Hebrew! What a novel idea! Secondly, it was … More Dear Mel Gibson: Please make a Prequel!
So why can’t I find my car keys? (with apologies to Ray Evans and Bob Livingston) This morning I was driving to a doctor’s appointment, and… And no one can talk to a horse, of course… I made a wrong turn and was on the road for a different doctor’s office, unless…. Unless, of course, … More A horse is a horse, of course, of course….
“Do not be confromed to the pattern of the world, but be tranformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:1 -2 As we watch TV we are bombarded with everyone else’s ideas: What car to buy, what shoes to buy, which credit card to charge, which beer to drink, which TV shows to … More “You watch the television, and it tells you that you should” -Supertramp, Breakfast in America
He comes up with some really good ones! FOUR WAYS YOU SHOULD BREAK THE RULES By Joel Nelson All your life a bunch of rules have been shoved down your throat. It’s time to break some of them. Here are four ways to break the rules. 1. Talk to Strangers When you were a weak, … More Joel is my guest blogger today
After all, parts of speech are, well, parts of speech LY I’ve been reading books, blogs, magazines, and almost everything I can get my hands on to learn how to be a better writer, storyteller, blogger, or just a communicator. It seems that Adverbs have become illegal. I understand that we want to get maximum … More Who decided AVERBS were illegal?
I get very frustrated at people who say that faith is “blindly believing” because it is not. Faith is a substance. It’s the substance of things hoped for. Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. It happens that the world is for the most part, running opposite to the Word of God. God … More Faith is a substance
Opposites Attract…Because God has a sense of humor, too My husband is a day person. He leaps out of bed between the hours of 5 am and 6 am. He immediately makes the bed, with me still in it. He pulls up the comforter, leaving his side neat and tailored, and thankfully, my side with … More Day Person vs. Night Person
We are citizens of Heaven. We start in Heaven as a pre-spirit being. We are sent to earth in God’s time and choosing at the moment of conception. This is where we acquire our Earth Suit. We must remember that we are foreigners and strangers on this planet. Our mission is to inform the … More Our mission, should we choose to accept it.
Sometimes a leader is not the one at the head of the line. Sometimes a leader is the one who stands off to the side, away from the crowd, alone, and says, “No.” It’s not the bully who leads the gang to victimize a kid, it’s the one who steps in and stops it that … More A different kind of Hero
A Christmas Past, long ago and far away. Since my sister Marge owns the largest house in the family, we normally hold the Christmas Party there. So one Christmas day, I arrived in her driveway, and stepped out of my car with my son. My mother pulled up alongside with my grandfather. Grandpa was well into … More A Jagermeister Yuletide
A look at NOT Looking Back. Sometimes in life, the best answer to the problem is to make a clean break. Here are a few quotations with that idea in mind: “Don’t look back, you’re not headed that way!” — unknown origin, but a darn good idea. Simple, yet elegant. “Sometimes you have to take the … More Sometimes you just gotta burn the bridge
My grandfather was not the most inspired conversationalist. He talked about the weather, church, rabbits, church, and an occasional pheasant. He would often start a conversation with “Seen any rabbits?” Guys, ever tried this one to meet women? Didn’t think so. After answering “no,” there would still be total silence. He would then ask, “have you seen … More “Seen any rabbits?”
My brother Johnny and my cousin William went into the kitchen to get something to drink. “Want some milk?” Johnny asked. “Sure.” William watched in confusion as Johnny began to fill a glass with tap water. “What are you doing?” “Here you go,” Johnny said as he scooped a half a cup of white powder from … More A Glass of Milk to Quench His Thirst?
..why not decide to change someone else’s life? Give a gift of compassion! Gospel for Asia‘s Gift Catalog is now online. Instead of buying more electronic gadgets, or other items to keep up (or surpass) the proverbial Joneses, think about sending a gift to a person in Asia who will deeply appreciate it. [You can … More Before you decide what you want for Christmas…
This was an assignment for my Creative Writing Class. Although it was taken from a poem called “Late September”– I just realized there probably would not be a blizzard, even in Gloucester in September. We were told to write something based on the opening sentence: The mail truck goes down the coast carrying a single … More Late September
Another trip to Upstate New York. Ahhh. The mountains. The Lakes. The Fish! We visited a NY State DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) Fish Hatchery. For 25 cents, you can buy a cupful of fish food, and have some fun watching the fish fight each other jumping to the top of the water to get … More A Day at the Fish Hatchery
My husband and I needed a break from our everyday lives, so I called my mother to watch the dog, we packed some essentials, and took off. By the way, my husband is an excellent driver. I took my camera, which is still a stranger to me, although I’ve owned it for a year. I tried … More Rain Man Photography, Inc. – A Quick Trip to Lake Placid
The loud screech of the tires pierced my ears, and jolted me. I remember the sound of the gravel kicking up, and hitting guests in the parking lot. I had gotten yelled at by my boss for my boyfriend’s departure. Another time I didn’t want to leave a party and he peeled out and left … More In less than 100 words…
I finally understood the thrill that entraps gamblers on the day that I won $80 on a $2 bet. It smells like horses in August in Saratoga. It’s hot. Humid. Our employer had given us the afternoon off with pay and sprung for the 6 bucks entrance fee for each of us to the Saratoga Race Track. My … More I Won at Saratoga and Got “Gambler’s Trance”
I looked out the window at my neighbor’s roof. Moss is growing from the shingles. Trees are actually sprouting up, and the roof is covered with acorns. One would think he was an old man: probably feeble and eeking out a living on Social Security checks. But no; his affluence is evident from his shiny … More Moss Man’s Roof