A Shining Light

A Shining Light

“[…] children of God […] in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” Philippians 2:15 – NKJV It is Monday as I write this, and I’ve been . . . writing. As part of ACFW’s Novel Track Writing accountability loop—where we each set a specific monthly […]

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. 2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. 3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. Song of Solomon 2: 1-3 (KJV) I had a birthday a couple of months ago […]

Did He Die For You?

Did He Die For You?

I’ve noticed a common theme in some Christian fiction novels I’ve read lately. The theme is that Jesus died for sinners, no matter what. No. Matter. What. This is not an uncommon theme. This is not a new idea. It’s what’s preached from the pulpit. It’s what countless fiction writers share in their stories and […]

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time

                           “The Lord is my light and my salvation—                             whom shall I fear?                             The Lord is […]

A Smoking Wick or a Burning Flame?

A Smoking Wick or a Burning Flame?

I love the Advent season with all of its symbols. Garlands. Wreaths. Calendars. Creches. And lights. Lights. Jesus the Light of the world. Candles for the season grace every room in our house. Old-fashioned, multi-colored bulbs encircle the tree standing sentinel at our front windows. Since no lights adorn our property outside, I like to […]

You Are Light

You Are Light

One morning, around 2:00am, I awoke to a power outage. My house was pitch black, no light anywhere. I fumbled and stumbled my way to the kitchen where I kept a flashlight, pulled it out and the battery was dead. A feeling of dread overwhelmed me slightly as I pondered how I would get to […]