My granddaughter, Hope, is an avid reader. At only four years of age, she can’t seem to get enough of books. She can even read some words herself. I think that is why she said the other day that she thought God was just reading a book, and we were just characters. Not her exact words, but the gist, and very profound anyway for someone so young.

With books April 2017Children who read are more prone to go to college,
and they have better communication skills.

I couldn’t help but wonder what my story would tell. I’m sure at times my actions would make God smile, but other times, especially the words from my mouth, might make Him cringe.

Proverbs 5:21 tells us For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths. The way we live, tells God that we have a tendency to forget He is watching. No matter what we do, the good, the bad, and the ugly, He sees. Whether we’re rude to someone in person or hiding anonymously on the Internet, God knows.


The world only sees only what you do. God sees why you do it. – unknown


I can honestly say I think God is proud of my upcoming book, Holding the Hand of a King because it might help someone. He’s probably not so proud when I get discouraged with book sales and talk about writing Christian porn. Unfortunately, isn’t that how most Christians behave? We have a habit of not waiting on God’s time, instead, we do what we want. While in a book it might make for an interesting story, in real life, it only causes problems.

girl-1721392_1920Children who read have less
behavioral problems.

Obviously, I’m still a work in progress and need some edits. All of us do. Nobody will ever be perfect in this world. We have to do the best we can by following God.

So, what about you? If you were a character in a book God was reading, what would your story tell? Would it be G, PG, or R rated? We all need to make sure that our stories make God smile. That is a small gift to give Him for the large gift He gave us on the cross.

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I’m sure you all recall the neo-nazi rally (yes, I didn’t capitalize, but I don’t think they should be put on a pedestal) held in Virginia last week where someone drove his car through the crowd. A lot of the protesters are being “outed” by people on the internet. They’re losing their jobs and have to move because of threats. What’s funny is most of those caught claim not to be part of the hate group.

photographer-1029391_1920According to government wage information,
there are over 40,000 reporters in the US.

So why did they protest?

Could it be because of an ad on Craigslist looking for actors and photographers? Basically, did they protest because they believed in the cause or because they were paid?

I don’t know if this is true. I’ve just seen it a couple of times on the internet, and I am always cautious with this type of information. But wouldn’t it behoove the media to find out if it is true? If I were a reporter, I’d like to “out” the person responsible.

But then again, maybe the media has their own agenda.

Some laugh when they hear the term “fake news,” but isn’t that exactly where we’re at right now. The news media plays little snippets of interviews that formulate the story. It might come out later that the snippet was taken out of context and used only to formulate a certain opinion.

news-1980105_1920According to, 80% of middle-grade students
can’t tell the difference between a real news story and a fake one.

And when it comes to people paying these protestors, the media is all but silent. Is it because they know it’s a false claim or because they get money every time there’s a riotous protest? The more and longer these protests go on, the bigger chance people might watch the news stations which means more ads. And isn’t that what it comes down to – money? Even if the story isn’t true, if the media gets paid enough, they’ll post it.

Don’t believe me? How often have you seen the news retract a story because they didn’t get the facts right? Of course, the apology never garners the attention of the initial piece. The news media learned a long time ago that outrage feeds into our minds and gets more follows than a mediocre story.


You know, that is one of the consequences of the weak sense of responsibility of the press. The press does not feel responsibility for its judgments. It makes judgments and attaches labels with the greatest of ease. Mediocre journalists simply make headlines of their conclusions, which suddenly become generally accepted. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nobel Prize winner of literature


We should call out news agencies when they create this fear and hate. Instead, we pass it on. Proverbs 10:18 tells us that He who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool. By passing on false or incomplete news stories, we are lying and being made to look foolish.

Can we be far behind becoming a dictatorship when our own news agencies pick and choose what truths we should be told? Isn’t that how leaders in communist countries work?

The news organizations need to step up and find the truth behind these protests. Is someone paying for such hatred? As Christians and Americans, we should all want to know who is stirring up trouble whether it be an individual or the media. You never know when your group will be the next one targeted.

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