James "Sloppy" Floyd State Park 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same... Continue Reading →
As I finish my classes, I am famished. Having lost over 20 pounds this last year, I want to keep the weight off. But nearly every place to eat on campus or within a mile of the campus is a fast-food restaurant that the young people love. I understand that fellow students from ages 18... Continue Reading →
Downtown in Alicante, Spain The plane makes its final approach! Looking at this place I will enjoy, My breath catches in my throat, As I feel the first strange sensation of joy! Written for the prompts from Lifelessons by Judy Dykstra-Brown: approach, looking, street, breath, strange.
Early birds get worms, But only by avidly Pursuing their prize. Written for the RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #378: Avid and Worm.
Photo taken at the boardwalk in Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados on July 4, 2021 Lovely oases in faraway places, You are the spaces where beauty meets peace! I loved walking beside you each day, Feeling joy as my inner chaos tended to cease. Written for Weekend Writing Prompt #220 from Sammiscribbles: Oasis in 40 words.
We are not immune to repeating the mistakes of the past, Actions that maimed the spirit of a people and a nation. We cannot allow ourselves to become weary in well doing, And foist the hatreds of others on another generation. Voting is speech that the founding fathers failed to endow On their darker brothers... Continue Reading →
I've been accepted into the Master of Art in Religious Studies program at the university where I earned my other three degrees. I believe in life-long learning. This is a dream and a miracle, because I am going to college without having to pay tuition or fees! I will pay for my books under a... Continue Reading →
On Friday, I was diagnosed with bronchitis by a doctor at the urgent care facility near our home. On Saturday, the nurse from my insurance company came to do a medical profile, and as she talked with me about past and current health issues, she recognized that I was struggling. She listened to my lungs... Continue Reading →
Zechariah 8:3-8 This is what the Lord says: “I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City, and the mountain of the Lord Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain.” This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Once again men and women of ripe old age will sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each of them with cane in... Continue Reading →