Poetry: found in translation

Poetry: found in translation

Can you turn a phrase? Have you ever added your contribution to the “roses are red” collection of sentiments? Has your inadvertent rhyme elicited the “poet and didn’t know it” response? Poetic pro, or not… most of us have at least some appreciation for artistic beauty. Being a songwriter myself, I consider poets to be my artistic […]


This Christian walk is amazingly simple, but it shouldn’t be described as easy. Grant me a moment before launching objections; no doubt, we tend to make it very complicated, but Jesus himself, who could have explained God’s directions with the greatest complexity, actually stated our marching orders very simply: “Love the Lord your God with all […]

Blessed Are… the Silly?

At the risk of making you wonder about my ability to have deep thoughts, I am going to meditate here upon one very fun word: “silly.” It actually is fun to say, besides fun to be. But there’s nothing like the dictionary to be a downer: the American Heritage dictionary first defines “silly” as “exhibiting […]

Sharing Faith: It’s About the People

Sharing Faith: It’s About the People

I once saw a video of a street-preacher trying to convert people at an “adult” film festival. I take that back—he wasn’t trying to convert, he was trying to condemn, and succeeding quite well at it. He had a little bit of knowledge, some of which was accurate, some of which wasn’t, but he had no love. None. Zero. Here […]

Gospel Roads

On my Technology & Internet page, I assert that just as the Roman roads and infrastructure were pivotal in the rapid advancing of the gospel, so today’s “information superhighway,” as the Internet was popularly called in its early history, helps create new opportunities to spread Christ’s message in ways and to people never before possible. […]

Who Are You?

Identity is perhaps one of the most important and most confusing issues for the human psyche. The first question when a baby is born is, “Boy or girl?” (That’s important so people know what color clothes to buy.) Of course, there’s so much more to it than that. But this is just the beginning of […]


Waiting. I don’t really know anyone who likes to wait. Sure, there are really tolerant people who don’t mind waiting, but I don’t see them hanging out at the DMV or grocery checkout just to feel fulfilled. However, we have learned along the journey from childhood to adulthood to be pretty patient under most circumstances. I remember […]

C’mon, Ladies! Let’s Cruise!

The heat of summer on dry land is a fantastic time to think about my favorite way to vacation: cruising! I’ve been on three Royal Caribbean cruises over the past couple years, and just can’t wait for my next one… and you can come too! Each year, a special cruising opportunity for women who need […]

Stay Cool in the Heat!

The extended drought and unprecedented triple-digit temperatures we’ve experienced here in the Midwest (and across the country, really) have made for quite an interesting start to the summer, following an unseasonably mild winter. I’m promised myself not to complain about the heat just because if some high summer temperatures are the payback for only experiencing […]

United We Stand

“United We Stand.” The post-9/11 mantra was a moving and symbolic gesture. But it was fleeting. I’m not sure the nation-wide sentiment lasted even two years before retreating into the oblivion inhabited by other long-abandoned automobile decorations like “Baby On Board,” suction-footed Garfield, and Kilroy. As noble a cause as our nation is, the rapid […]