Jacksonville, Florida

Playing Politics with Murder

The death toll has risen to fifty in the New Zealand’s mosque shootings. Such a terrible tragedy, no matter your belief. Unfortunately, there are those who choose to turn this into a political agenda instead of giving sympathy for those who lost loved ones. Please pray for those who lost loved ones. When the news broke, several commentators blamed President Trump, claiming his hate caused the massacre. Then there were those students who blamed Chelsea …

Jacksonville, Florida

God’s Pets

Animals. Some become pets. Some food. Some we just enjoy watching. So why is it so many people harm these wonderful creatures? There are those who hunt rhinoceros and elephants for ivory. Those who kill baby seals for their coats. And those who abuse dogs and cats. Gretchen Sandy Bain, a beloved companion for over 10 years. Still sorely missed. And how does God feel about this? Psalm 50:10-11, it states, for every animal of …

Jacksonville, Florida

Who’s the Star in Your Show?

Jacksonville is preparing elections for city council in March. Some of the names I didn’t know, so I always look up the people running to see their views on issues. I’m not one to vote for the R or the D behind the name. I vote for people, not political parties. One of the people running is a man named Chad Evan McIntyre. Each person running was asked what they’d like to be remembered for …

Jacksonville, Florida

When You Feel Like Job

Today I am happy to have very special guest Kathleen Neely to my blog. Please enjoy, and I’ll be back next week. When You Feel Like Job Have you ever had that season in life when everything starts to fall apart at the same time? My season came when a foot injury interrupted my paid-in-full-non-refundable writers’ conference. That occurred immediately after losing a book contract when the publishing company folded. I couldn’t sleep as I …

Jacksonville, Florida

The Value of Life

Another five people were killed in Illinois this past week. It is sad how so many care so little for the sanctity of life. Then we have the abortion issue. Several states are adding to their laws. Funny how the latter issue gets more attention from Christians. As you can see, a ban on assault rifles did little to stop mass shootings. More must be done. All over social media, I saw posts about the …

Jacksonville, Florida

Telling a Counterfeit

Counterfeit money is all over the place. Professional grade copiers have made it easy for criminals to copy and try to pass these bills. However, bankers learn to spot counterfeit bills by handling the real thing. The same is true for jewelry and other items. The more you learn about what it is you’re purchasing, the better able you will keep from getting scammed. Counterfeit goods are a billion dollar industry. This isn’t a new …

Jacksonville, Florida

Celebrating the Death of a Child

I spoke to quite a few Christians who were upset when the New York governor signed the new abortion law. Christian media announced that the law would allow the killing of babies up to the date they are born. In truth, the law only allows a late-term abortion if the mother’s health is at risk. A lot of states do this, New York just happened to add this language to theirs. You still can’t get …

Jacksonville, Florida

True Confession

My name is Kathryn J. Bain, and I’m technologically challenged. Yes, I have a hard time with electronics. I’ve never understood the thrill of doing all these video games, and I don’t even like my smartphone. In fact, I’m so challenged, I went to Wal-Mart to find a car charger for my phone and had to ask a young kid which one I should buy. That’s bad. I’m not interested in learning all the new …

Jacksonville, Florida

How to Give Once You’re Gone

My website has had a facelift. More like a complete lift. Check it out and let me know what you think in the comment section below. Now on to the blog.  How to Give Once You’re Gone My daughter and I got into a discussion the other day about organ donation. I’m not sure what led to it, but I made sure she was a donor. I’m a big proponent of organ donation. However, some …

Jacksonville, Florida

When is a Lie the Truth?

The government shutdown is heading into its third week. The news media is interviewing people who claim to be destitute because of it. CNN does so to make the president look responsible, while Fox News does so to make the Democrats look just as bad. Just explain to me how someone can be so hard up when they just missed one check. I know most live paycheck to paycheck, but why this sky is falling …