Words

I’m a lover of words. As a writer, I use them every day. As a librarian, I am overwhelmed to think of how many words surround me on a daily basis. However, I don’t just take in words visually, but audibly as well, listening to the radio, news, my staff or friends. Words are forever … More Words

Whoa or Woe

Not living in a day of horse and buggy, we don’t use the word “whoa” very much, though I have been forced to use it with a runaway child from time to time. “Whoa, there, son. You’re going a bit fast.” Whoa is a call to slow down, take heed, be careful. Just when you’re … More Whoa or Woe

Futile Faith

Faith is a popular word these days, and people aren’t afraid to use it. From actors to politicians to religious leaders, they have faith, and they’re proud of it. But what does it mean? You’re told to believe in yourself or even that God believes in you. You have faith in the American dream. You … More Futile Faith

Walk the Talk

Reading biographies and books on history not only remind us that there is nothing new under the sun, but helps us find courageous examples to follow in our present trying times. I find much to learn through the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who watched and lived through the Nazi rise to power in the 1930s … More Walk the Talk

Born upside down

I have recently finished reading Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton. I’ve heard it quoted all my life, but never took the plunge in reading it. I will tell you, it’s not for the fainthearted. Long paragraphs, no white space, and complex ideas make it a challenge to read, but so worth the effort, for it is … More Born upside down

No hashtag needed

I’ve fallen prey. I cannot lie. I’ve used hashtags in my posts on Instagram and Facebook. It’s amazing how our culture influences us and changes us. I don’t think I could have told you what a #hashtag was in 2009, when I came back home after twenty years abroad; yet now they seem to move … More No hashtag needed

Brain Food

Though my body leans toward obesity, my brain has been malnourished. This past weekend, I decided to do something about it — I went to an apologetics conference. People that know me know that I don’t do a lot of “just fun” things for myself. I go to work, church and write. That’s about the … More Brain Food

Made to fail

Some questions are hard. I have to admit, I was asked one recently, that I have been avoiding. Yet, tonight, I made myself go back and look at the actual question, in order to give it real consideration. In full disclosure, here’s the original post:  Do you believe God approves same sex marriages? A lot of … More Made to fail