What is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Prayer!   This is Pastor John. He’s a Christian pastor among the Fulani in northern Ghana.  He is soft spoken and seems very kind and patient.  I visited his village and ministered to the women and children while I was there a few months ago.. Pastor John and his flock keep… Read More

  What do you do, how do you react when your strength isn’t equal to the task? Driving through a village in Ghana I saw this little girl trying to lift this large plastic container. It’s too heavy for her.  She’s too weak to get it up on her head and follow her Mom. But she’s trying. We spend a lot of our lives doing what she’s doing. Her Mom was walking… Read More

What to wear for Thanksgiving? When I was a kid we all wore our best for Holiday events like Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. It was part of the tradition that made the day special and memorable. The menu was unique featuring delicacies and dishes that only made an appearance a few times a year.  China and linens graced the tables and there were flowers too, and dancing lights reflected off the crystal… Read More

  Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving or secretly dreading spending time with a certain person who’ll be there? The Holidays mean family gatherings and that can create its own special brand of stress. Let’s face it, there’s one, at least one relative, in almost every family that tracks in drama when they cross the threshold. Old grievances, personality conflicts, real and imagined hurts, even unpaid loans can trigger ill will when… Read More

  We all long for a meaningful life. Making it happen is like making good Holiday Fudge, you gotta have quality ingredients and the right environment. Then there’s the process. Assembling the tools, understanding the directions, and doing the right thing at the right time so that you get the desired result.   If only life were as straight forward, as predictable as cooking! We could all find a reliable, tried-and-true recipe that appealed… Read More

  While performing an App Scrap of derelict and outdated Apps on my iPad I found the old Photo Booth app from IOS 7. I still love this App for the Thermal Camera, X-Ray, and Kaleidoscope features. While playing with it I took a shot of myself that captured a combo Art Deco/Modern Abstract background. I like the way it pops my eyeglasses, but can’t figure out why some of my front… Read More

Originally posted on Wordsmith's Desk:
~ “I came to listen and in the quiet…I heard the beating of my heart.” ~ Find a time when your movements and thoughts can cease; “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1) …when your heart and soul can rest; “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;… (Psalm 23:2) …when everything is as it should be; “…He leadeth me beside…

Today we’re headed to Seattle to sample the best of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer. I’m traveling with my granddaughter Kate and her boys up to the cloudy rainy home of the Space Needle and the fictional Crane brothers—Fraiser and Niles. Kate’s a foodie so we have a long list of restaurants, cafes, and bakeries to visit. So much food, so little time! We’re working on restaurant recipes retooled for the home… Read More

  “After eight hours of watching helplessly while my own inane, manneristic doodles overstepped their margins and covered the pages I was supposed to be writing, I gave up.  I decided to hate myself, to make popcorn, and read. Annie Dillard, The Writing Life   This made me laugh, but hiding behind the humor is something very telling. “. . .I decided to hate myself. . .” That’s actually a good way… Read More

Do you want to hear God’s voice more clearly? You can. It’s that simple. You and I control the volume. We have to turn down the outside noises.   The ambient noise level in our lives is in our control more often than we think. Sure there are lots of hours of the day when our time and environment aren’t ours to control, but there are moments and hours that are. It’s… Read More

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