John ~ A Canine Athlete

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Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah … Continue reading

Courageous Divorce

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I’ve seen the movie Courageous twice now, once with my family and once with my church men’s group, and I thoroughly enjoyed it both times.  In both viewings, I tensed at the action, fought back tears at the sorrow, and laughed … Continue reading

All ALONE ~ in a Crowded Church

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Sometimes Church feels like the loneliest place on Earth!  Much more lonely than simply being alone! Usually, I love being in Church.  I find comfort in worshipping God with others of the same faith.  I enjoy studying God’s word together, … Continue reading

Of Shattered Dreams ~ And Broken Pitchers

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Have you ever experienced a shattered dream or a broken heart?  Maybe a failed marriage?  The death of a loved one?  A child with an incurable diagnosis?  A ministry that just never quite got off the ground?  Lost your job?  Lost … Continue reading

Divorce Statistics Do NOT Belong in a Sermon!

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If I hear another sermon or newsletter quoting divorce statistics and repercussions of divorce, I may just puke! This has been a growing pet peeve for some time, and in the last two weeks I have heard one sermon, received … Continue reading

The Herald

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A Poem of Encouragement, by Joseph Pote Battle scarred and bone weary, The vet’ran warrior stands alone, Upon a barren hillock, Waiting for the dawn. Tattered cloak pulled close about him, Face set in grim determination, A single tear coursed … Continue reading

Sammy The Game Cock ~ Protector or Bully?

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Sammy is an absolutely beautiful rooster!  The striking colors in his orange head with bright red comb is exceeded only by the lush green of his long tail feathers.  Sammy looks like a perfect living picture of a rooster stepping … Continue reading