Johnny’s 8th birthday was coming up on a Saturday in November. He wanted to have a few friends over for cake and ice cream. There was flu of some kind going around at school. We gathered around the kitchen table for supper, on time as always. Suddenly, Johnny jumped up, darted around the back of … More Ambassador Chapter 8
Nana Hardy lived next door to the graveyard; its stonewall boundary spilled rocks onto her property creating steps to enter the other side. This entrance was too tempting for us to ignore. Margie, Johnny and I climbed up the steps into a century-old world. The faded white tombstones filled the cemetery in rows. “Look. How … More Ambassador Chapter 7
Later that evening, we watched, “It’s the great pumpkin Charlie Brown.” Halloween was next week. What a great holiday. Dressing up and going door-to-door and getting candy. It was every kid’s dream. The next day when I arrived in Mrs. Whitlock’s classroom, I noticed a bunch of kids over by Dave. He was making Snoopy … More Ambassador Chapter 6
I’ve read this parable a million times, but today, something jumped off the page at me. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins 25 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their … More Buying oil at midnight?
A few days later at school, I noticed that stinky Charles was not in front of me in line. He was absent from school that day. That afternoon, before the buses arrived, Mrs. Whitlock canceled our scheduled ‘boring reading book time’ to talk about Charles. “You may have noticed that Charles is not in school … More Ambassador Chapter 5
I pulled out the on/off switch of the black and white television and waited for it to warm up. I turned the knob to change the channel so that we could watch “Dark Shadows.” The creepy theme music began, so Margie, Johnny and I all sat down in front of the television. We watched as … More Ambassador Chapter 4
I walked towards my fifth grade classroom in 1970-something, where an elderly woman stood in the doorway. She wore an old-fashioned dress which hung almost to her ankles. “What’s your name?” she asked. “Bridget Hardy.” “Are you related to Jim Hardy?” Her pale blue eyes widened behind her cat-eye glasses. “He’s my uncle, but we … More Ambassador Chapter 3
Summer turned into autumn, and the months turned into years. Margie and I were watching Gigantor cartoons on the large black-and-white television after school. At 5:45 pm, we heard the footsteps at the back entrance. Father was home from work. “I can’t believe that bastard Larry, my boss,” Father’s voice thundered. “What happened?” Mother asked. … More Ambassador Chapter 2
Many offensive actions are a slap in the face to the employees. Here are a few from several people over the years: Employee is told repeatedly, “I’ve got my eye on you,” in threatening tones, day after day. Verbal abuse, including swearing, demeaning, and rude comments against employee. When reported to management, nothing is done … More Do you really care about your employees?
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I haven’t blogged in months, it’s true, so hello readers! Years ago, when I left a bad job situation, it took me a while to process through all the emotions and anger, and I refer to this process as “Job Detox.” That is not to take away from the seriousness of drug and alcohol detox. … More Detoxing from….a bad job
This scripture popped up today as the “scripture of the day” on my bible app. Time is running out for sure, and eternity’s running in!
We remember the opening of the Red Sea, and the victory of the drowning of the Egyptians, but we forget the struggle that took place to get them to that point. God told Moses He was going to deliver the people from Egypt. But they didn’t walk out that day. Much struggle happened first. When … More The Red Sea Opened, but not right away
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I started out this morning reading Psalm 18. The Lord is my Rock and my Fortress and my Deliverer, my God, my Rock in Whom I shall trust; my Shield, the Horn of my Salvation, and my High Tower. –Psalm 18:3 One New Man translation. I was going to write about God as our strong … More Strong Tower by The Newsboys
where it talks about Solomon becoming king. Remember that Adonijah had proclaimed himself to be king, and gave himself a fake party, with fake officials and and a fake army. A fake inauguration. You can read about it in 1 Kings Chapter One. You can also read my blog post about it here Now, I’m … More So the book fell open to the page…
There’s lots of talk lately of a “Red Sea Moment” — when things look impossible, and they are. But GOD. Nothing is impossible for God. The following is Chapter 14 from my eBook, Arm Wrestling with Pharaoh. My usual method of Bible study is to put the scripture first, and then my comments in bold. … More Red Sea Moment
The “Beginner” is me! I finally got my hands on a copy of this timeless classic, first written somewhere between 700 and 279 B.C. Of course my copy is translated into American English. Translators of course will differ on their views. I am interested in “war” in both the physical and spiritual realms. At this … More Beginner’s Guide to The Art Of War
Presence. While they are watching. While they are yelling and throwing stones—God prepares a table for us. In 2 Samuel 16:5-14 we read about King David. Shimei yelled at him, and cursed him and called him ‘bloodthirsty’. Abishai, King David’s servant offered to go take off his head. David said no, just let him be. … More In The presence of his ememies