Category Archives: My novels and writings

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  In my unpublished biography, Samurai to Sushi, the teenager, Yasunari Kawabata thinks somehow he can keep his grandfather alive if only he writes 100 pages, but he can’t do it…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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Losing a Loved One

It is incredibly painful to lose someone we love–there are so many ways we cope, deny, and suffer.  I’d like to say not to worry, all will be well, and it will, but the journey through loss is difficult and … Continue reading

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Abundant Life

  Based on Genesis 21:8-21 (NIV) Do you believe in angels? the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven.  Clearly in Old Testament times people did not doubt the presence of supernatural forces. They were immersed in the mystical. … Continue reading

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Impermanence

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Heraclitus. This blog is the continuation of an unpublished biography of Yasunari Kawabata, a Japanese literary genius who won a … Continue reading

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