Category Archives: My novels and writings

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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God’s Yeast–blog

  This blog was inspired by Genesis 29:15-28 and Matthew 13:31-52 The stories of the Bible teach us so much about human nature. Jacob was a quiet lad like his mother-he preferred cooking and staying indoors. Jung the eminent therapist … Continue reading

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Wild Flowers or Weeds?

This beautiful display of wild flowers, now in my living room, graced Bates Memorial Church this morning.  A gift from a long term member. Since the scripture was about the Parable of Weeds, a spiritual anecdote told by Jesus to demonstrate human … Continue reading

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Shining Like the Sun

Inspired by Genesis 28:10-17  and Matthew 13:24-30 Did you know that if you stand still for an entire day, you will have traveled almost 25,000 miles? That’s the circumference of the earth. Furthermore, you will have moved 1.59 million miles … Continue reading

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Sunshine of God for Children

  Churches, during worship often have what’s called a Children’s Moment. They are nuggets of spiritual wisdom for the little ones, teaching them about God and Jesus.  I always loved the ones delivered by Rev. Ike at First Christian Church in … Continue reading

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Cry of the Uguisu

  In my unpublished biography, Samurai to Sushi, the teenager, Yasunari Kawabata thinks somehow he can keep his grandfather alive if only he writes 100 pages, but he can’t do it… Scroll down to discover what a Uguisu Bird means … Continue reading

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Seeds for the Soul

Inspired by Matthew 13: 1-23 The Parable of the Sower Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, a light unto my path. Gertrude Weaver who lives in Little Rock, Arkansas just turned one hundred and sixteen. She is the … Continue reading

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Newness of Life

Inspired by Genesis 24:34-67 We never know when times will change. We never know what we might be called to do by God. Fourth of July celebration is about newness of life. Many are home to be with family. We … Continue reading

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God’s Love

So many of us do not understand the Bible. In fact, probably, none of us, even the greatest scholars, really get it completely. We certainly do not understand the concept of God very well, but perhaps it is not a matter … Continue reading

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