How can one have antipathy For people they don't know? I cannot see. How can the color of one's skin Arouse such deep feelings within? How do we change it? Written for Sammiscribbles prompt for August 3: write poetry or prose on antipathy in exactly 30 words.
See all the pretty little letters, waiting to be formed into words. Those words can praise or criticize, according to how they are unfurled. The tormentor creates the words that cause pain and take away joy. But the one who seeks to encourage forms words that do not destroy. Words like "You are priceless" are... Continue Reading →
I looked out the window and saw a robin, and I said aloud, "Hello, fellow earth dweller. Don't you look beautiful with that red breast!" I thought about how gorgeous God made every creation. Then, it hit me: Human beings are beautiful as well. Then, as I walked with Douglas as he played disc golf,... Continue Reading →
The line between love and hate isn't as indistinct as people think. Love builds up; hate tears down. Written for the Weekend Writing prompt from Sammiscribbles for February 23, 2019. Write a flash fiction, poem, or anything you like in only 18 words from the prompt:Indistinct.
Life can get bitter, When hate controls a nation. Sugar of love helps! Written for Ronovanwrites Weekly Haiku Writing Poetry Prompt Challenge #239: Sugar and Bitter. .
In 1997, I visited Europe for the first time, as part of a guided tour that covered eight countries in thirteen days. One place we visited was the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. I had never seen a concentration camp before. It was so painful to see and learn of the atrocities perpetrated there, to... Continue Reading →
I cannot imagine her pain as she watched her oldest child dying. Truly, as the old apostle, Simeon, had prophesied, it must have felt like a sword was piercing her very soul. In John 19:26-27, John tells us that he was standing at the cross with Jesus' mother, close enough for Jesus to see their... Continue Reading →
I sat across the living room from the older Hindu gentleman. This was while living in Kenya Africa. We had been having an interesting, free-flowing discussion. He had shown himself to be well educated which always enlivens the conversation. At one point, I mentioned how, if you are praying and see a pretty woman and... Continue Reading →