Fall Risk

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18 (NIV) Several years ago, my oldest daughter was hospitalized for a relatively minor illness that amounted to a three-day stay. Upon admission, she was required to wear a (hideous) plastic, yellow wrist band. Emblazoned in all caps, it read, FALL RISK. My interpretation? […]

When My Hero is Rejected…

But first he (Jesus) must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. Luke 17:25 (NIV) For some, to be rejected is worse than death. No, no. Don’t reject me. Just kill me. The hero in my current story faces this issue. In one scene, he awaits the heroine’s answer, thinking to himself as […]

Zoom Conference With God: Yes, I Hear You. Can You Hear Me?

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer. Psalm 34:15, I Peter 3:12 (NIV) COVID-19 quarantine, Zoom meeting number 6,297… “Hi there. Can y’all see me?” I said, waving at a blank screen. Silence. Tap, tap, tap. “Ah. Forgot the ‘Join with video.’ prompt.” Click. Awaiting […]

The Last Thing You Say Might Be the Last Thing You Say.

Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! Ephesians 5:16 (The Message) I believe Apollo Creed had it right in Rocky III when he fired back at a grieving and exhausted Rocky Balboa who’d begged to put off training until tomorrow… “There is no tomorrow! There is no tomorrow!” Here’s why. […]

When I Removed My Wedding Ring…

You are privileged to be in union with Christ, who is in union with God. I Corinthians 3:23 (NIV) After the arduous work of submitting a book proposal to an agent, I rewarded myself with new paint color in my office. The pomegranate red I’d selected years ago to coordinate with homemade window treatments no […]