Category Archives: My novels and writings

Ken and Barbie

Driving in this little town I want to call home. I see a man, with startling eyes, Heading towards midtown Kroger’s. I wish I could love him, but I don’t. I prefer the tattoos he no doubt oozes from his … Continue reading

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Bad Hair Days and God

 Blog inspired by John: 12: 3 Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of … Continue reading

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For Heaven’s Sake

Inspired by Matthew 16:21-28 When Peter said, “You are the Messiah, the son of the living God,” he got it about Jesus. Right? But here he is responding to Jesus who is trying to show the disciples he is facing … Continue reading

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Love is of God–Ten Yen

Hi, I’m trying to get the word out about my latest book.  I am excited that it has just been published as an e-book, and it will also be available in print.  It’s a love story.  Perhaps the greatest desire of … Continue reading

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Ten Yen–the Making of a Monk–now available as an e-book

I am excited about this book which was released on August 21.  It came about after Ten Yen True, the sequel, was published. Why? My co-author, Amanda Armstrong’s husband, David Armstrong, wanted to know about the monk in Ten Yen … Continue reading

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Treasure

In a drawer where I keep tea-towels, I came across a secret compartment and found treasure, a bag containing silverware. Three pieces were vintage children’s cutlery, mementos from a Disney trip: Micky, Minnie, and Donald. I speculated that the former owner, … Continue reading

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The Grouse of Helplessness

  We are living in anxious times. I took a walk on a nature trail and startled a grouse and watched him flurry away. When I got back to my house, I noticed something brown lying on the ground. It … Continue reading

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Mystery of Blessings and Curses

inspired by Genesis 32:3-31 New International Version (NIV) Biblical Jacob is one of the Patriarchs, one of the spiritual fathers of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Yet Jacob, this icon of three major religions, starts out a bit of a rascal with … Continue reading

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Coming Soon–Prequel to the Ten Yen Series of Mystical Novels

If you are interested in spirituality, miracles, and the supernatural, perhaps the Ten Yen books will interest you? Ten Yen True, the second book in the series, was the first one written. It came about because of a mysterious coin … Continue reading

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God’s Yeast–Sermon from Bates Memorial, Barboursville, WV

Wedding Feast at Bates Memorial Presbyterian Church Genesis 29:15-28 (NIV) 15 Laban said to him, “Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be.” 16 Now Laban had two … Continue reading

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