Jacksonville, Florida

Sins of the Parent

In Florida, a woman was caught on video stealing a box from someone’s porch. This porch pirate had her young daughter with her. Then in Texas, a seven-year-old caught on tape stealing told his mother that his father drove him around and made him take the packages. I’m sure if either child is later arrested for stealing; the parents will be shocked and wonder where they learned such things. I doubt very much either one …

God’s Miracles
Jacksonville, Florida

God’s Miracles

God is the God of miracles. There is nothing He can’t do. In Jeremiah 32:27, He says I am the Lord, the God of all people. Nothing is too difficult for me. The more faith we have, the more miracles we will see. There are several miracles throughout the Bible, including Jesus calming the sea. I can go on and on about His miracles, but nothing is as good as seeing one. Click the link below …

Jacksonville, Florida

Use as Instructed

Today I want to talk about the firestorm from vaping. First, let me make myself clear, I don’t think you should be putting anything like that into your lungs. My daughter uses one, and I wish she’d quit. That being said, why all the hoopla over these things? From what I’ve seen in the news, those who died from vaping were using these devices for THC oil, the component of marijuana that gets you high. …

Jacksonville, Florida

Does God Allow Suffering?

Well, God did it again. He spared the armpit of Florida by sending Hurricane Dorian away. Jacksonville barely got wind much less rain. I wish I could say the same for the Bahamas. It’s at times like this that we ask the question, why? It’s not like Jacksonville is a particularly Christian city. In fact, in the first six months of 2019, there have been seventy-five homicides. So why would God spare us and not …

Jacksonville, Florida

A New Friend

Here’s the new book cover for Fade to the Edge, coming soon.   A New Friend I’d like to introduce you to a new member of our family, Elektra, “Ele” for short. She joined us in our home on Saturday. Elecktra “Ele”, age 2 Psalm 50:10-11, for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine. God gave us the …

Jacksonville, Florida

Forgiveness Isn’t Easy

I’d like to welcome the terrific Tamera Lynn Kraft as our guest this week. Her picture alone should bring a smile to your face.   Forgiveness Isn’t Easy Mark 11:25 (ESV) And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. A close friend decided to ghost me. She stopped being my friend, ignored me, and wouldn’t say why. Once in the grocery …

Jacksonville, Florida

The End of Summer Brings New Beginnings

We have another guest this week, the talented Carol Raj as she talks about how Jesus enjoyed fiction as well. The End of Summer Brings New Beginnings As summer comes to a close, there’s a change in the air. Refreshing breezes replace energy-sapping humidity. Petunias die, and the rhubarb long ago wilted away. But the tomatoes in the garden can be eaten like apples, and colorful mums brighten garden centers. Most of all, the end …

Jacksonville, Florida

A Not So Perfect Spring Day

Today I’d like to welcome Erin Unger to my blog. Erin has a new release you can find out more about at the end. Also, leave a comment for a chance to win a free e-book of Fateful Fall. (Love giveaways.) A Not So Perfect Spring Day Have you ever felt like the world was crashing around you, and even God had abandoned you? This happened to me. It all started on a perfect spring …

Jacksonville, Florida

Christian Calamity

Too often people think that becoming a Christian saves us from storms in our lives. Nothing is further from the truth. The evil one goes at new Christians far worse than he does nonbelievers. I recall that not all things went well once I became a Christian. They still don’t. I’m sure you can say the same. Jesus faced storms as well. He had to deal with angry people, betrayal from a friend, and the …

Jacksonville, Florida

Old Age is Setting in

Years ago, (a lot of years ago) I used to say I’d never be old like my parents. I’d be young forever. I wouldn’t complain about kids playing in my yard or the new technology. Then along came digital coupons. Half the time they don’t work. I found myself getting angry at Publix the other day because the only recourse I had was to go home and reinstall my information. That meant those coupons on …