Question for today–What other God is like our God? Other is today’s Five-Minute-Friday writing prompt. My timer is set. Here we go.
Do you ever play the comparison game? If so, you know it leaves you feeling one of two ways: either less than enough, or like you’re all that and a bag of chips. Right? Continue reading “A God Like No Other”
Hey, friends. What comes to mind when you hear the word release? It is today’s word prompt, meant to inspire free-writing for those who accept the challenge. To learn more about the group, click here. Continue reading “Release”
I felt their questioning stares in the depths of my soul. “Stop looking at me,” is what I wanted to shout, but that would have been rude. My mom taught me better, and I couldn’t disappoint her. After all, she may have heard me as she lay in her casket a short distance away. So I kept silent, wishing I could fade into my surroundings. The floor. Walls. It didn’t matter. I just wanted to be invisible. Continue reading “The Blessing of Friends”
Do you ever get an idea that springs up from nowhere? A random thought unexpectedly popping its way into your consciousness? Here’s my most recent one:
God’s mercy is like a hand towel.
Continue reading “God’s Hand Towel”
As a child, I was afraid of my dad. Why? Two reasons. He had a temper, and he drank. Not a good combination. I can still picture his face; his color changing from his normal white, ruddy complexion to bright red. Veins would bulge on his forehead as he screamed at his intended target, which could be anyone from my mom, brother, sister, to an opponent on the race track. Continue reading “My Hug-able Teddy Bear”
Have you ever had one of those moments in life when you realize there is something bigger out there controlling everything? Some-ONE bigger? I was taught this concept from a very young age, but experienced it in a personal way when I was ten-years-old. God, in His wisdom and mercy, saved my sister and me from certain death the night our family home burned to the ground. We had planned to be home that night. Thankfully, God had other plans, at least for the two of us. Continue reading “Spared from the Flames”
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” or at least, that’s what they say. I think beauty is in the heart of the receiver. Let me explain. Continue reading “Beauty”
Why is probably one of the most asked questions. Many times, it’s followed by specific details like, “Why does God allow bad things to happen?” “Why couldn’t I be born taller, smarter, funnier” or whatever else we can imagine. Continue reading “WHY”
When I was young, my family had 2 passions: horses and stock cars. My mom was the horse-lover and my dad, the speed-induced adrenaline junkie. These worlds, at times, did overlap when they would each participate in the other’s hobby. Continue reading “Hot Rod Annie”
Today, I want to kick off a new blog series, Stones that Tell the Stories. This is not a new idea for me. I actually started writing this collection of short stories several years ago for my kids. My intention was to have them printed and bound and offer them as a gift.
Well, THAT didn’t happen. Ugh. Can I confess? Continue reading “Stones that Tell the Stories”