The Poisonous Beast

The poisonous beast could be the person with whom you work, the one using her power of persuasion to get you to cover for her rendezvousing while on company time. It could be your friend luring you to the bar or to the strip club. How about the man on a mission to convince you […]

But I Want It…

Desire. The pull is so strong at times, isn’t it? I want __________________. You fill in the blank. Besides a God-honoring companion, potato chips would be written in my blank. Lays, Lightly Salted. If it’s late and my desire to crunch is putting up its dukes, if the bag’s empty, and if the drug store […]

How Much Clearer Can It Be?

Clear water. A clean window. An unobstructed view. Plastic wrap. Ice. Eye glasses. Air. Comprehensive and coherent instructions. These things help us to see exactly what’s on the other side without having to guess. You’ve heard the phrase, Just to be clear, when in communication with someone whose goal it is to give you their understanding […]

Where Did It All Go Wrong?

I was reading an article in the Daily Mail online news about a Hollywood couple whose 7-year engagement produced a sad finale. After 2 children and the great life show business allegedly provides, the couple announced their split. The question, Where did it all go wrong? headlined the article. Huh? Do they really not know? How […]

Tips and Tricks

This blogpost page features little tips and tricks I’ve learned that may help you with exercising, cleaning, cooking, recovering, starting a project, reading, navigating relationships, or just whatever. It’s home to different specks of gathered info weekly-monthly, so check back! If you have questions about anything relating to these categories, please leave a comment! CAMPING […]

I Want to Love Like That

The way God loves is perfect. It’s how I want to love others. Is that even possible? After all, I am only human. But I can certainly try. Then I argue with myself that if I were truly born again, I wouldn’t have to try. If the Spirit of God is truly living in me, it’s […]

For Out of the Mouth…

It isn’t what goes into man’s mouth that defiles him, Jesus said when answering the scribes and Pharisees’ questions about why His disciples didn’t wash their hands when they ate bread, a Jewish tradition by which all were to uphold. In other words, it’s not about what you eat or how you eat it. It’s […]

It’s Where the Action Is

“Concerning you, his motives are never good. Whatever good he says to you is only for his good, and not yours. He only loves himself. Remember that.” This gentle reminder from a close friend might as well have set off an avalanche. But I thought we weren’t to judge motives, and how can we? We can’t […]

Manipulation: Are You Being Played?

Scenario #1: June and Alec are shopping for a new dining room table at the local furniture store. Lesley, the salesperson makes her way over, introduces herself, and asks the reason for their visit. June points to the dining room sets and tells Lesley that they’re looking to purchase a new one within their budget. […]

Love Lost

This happens quite often in relationships. We become bored, angry, and selfish. We forget the first time we met. We forget how much we had in common. We forget how we fought long and hard to keep it fresh. We forget how happy we were. If we’re married, we forget the vows we made. Quite […]