The Song that Paused a War

There are some songs that hit you right in the heart and will automatically make you smile. With its wonderful words about peace and goodwill, Silent Night is one of those songs. While the words were written in the 1700s, the music wasn’t composed until 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber in Austria. This song has now been recorded over 700 times in the last 36 years. However, the real story that gets this song included …

The Happiest Time of the Year

It’s Christmas. The season of giving and good cheer. It’s considered the happiest time of the year. And from the looks on the children’s faces, I agree. Some of that cheer comes from the songs played on the radio, in the stores, and in our own homes. Last year, I told of the history of two songs, Go Tell It on the Mountain and the Twelve Days of Christmas. This year, I thought I’d do …

Being Truly Thankful

Thanksgiving is coming up on Thursday. Yes, already. This is a time to be thankful for all the things in our lives. While it’s good to remember our good health, the blessings of our children, the one thing we have a tendency to forget to be thankful for is God. If it weren’t for His love and grace, we wouldn’t have the peace in our lives that we do. Make sure this holiday that when …

Week Off

Week Off

I have had a busy weekend with the new release of Fade to the Edge so there will be no blog this week. I did, however, want to let you know about a group of authors who are having a $0.99 sale on some of their books (including me). To take a look, just head over to https://books.bookfunnel.com/holiday99csale/4nkb45d73b?fbclid=IwAR2zH-tQQfRs4XzUnLEC1XcZK6YDrzedTduggV_51kJjlBH-LMbHX2YVmmA I have not read these books, so I’m not sure of the rating. Anything that says “sweet” …

Watch Me!

Reminder, you can pre-order Fade to the Edge at https://amzn.to/32teNZ2.   Watch Me! I love inspirational news stories. Too often we only hear the bad stuff. There’s a philosophy in the news – if it bleeds, it leads. That’s because people have a tendency to want to hear about the morbid stories. If you lived based on the local news, you’d think there was no hope in this world. But there is hope. Just ask …

A True Hero

  Reminder, you can pre-order Fade to the Edge at https://amzn.to/32teNZ2.   A True Hero In this age of kids killing themselves because of bullying, or even harming others, we don’t always learn about the heroes. But there was one such hero in Port Charlotte, Florida—fifteen-year-old Khlyer Edman. On October 1, 2019, a man with a knife broke into Khyler’s house. The teen took on this evil man in order to protect his sister. While he …

Hatred at its Best

The other day Ellen DeGeneres was caught sitting next to George Bush at a football game. The world of social media went crazy. How dare she sit next to a conservative when she’s a liberal. Did people believe his conservative nature would rub off on her? Photo from Deadline.com Then Ellen gave a response stating she’s been friends with George and Laura Bush for years and can be friends with others who do not believe …

Proof of a Loving Family

I went to a funeral over the weekend of a man who was clearly loved. Not by the number of people in the sanctuary, but by the words spoken by those in his family. Not only did they speak of his kindness, but of his faith, and how he loved to have fun. Obviously, they are a close family. And while they will miss him, they also know he is in a better place. Some …