The Calm before the Storm

Posted On Sep 8 2013 by

If you look at my real writer’s facebook page, you’ll notice my banner picture of an old typewriter, a page loaded, and the words “calm before the storm” typed out center page. I found this photo on iStock Photo. I admit, I wasn’t looking for this particular photo, nor the phrase, but it grabbed me. The page morphing into storm clouds and the ominous single line, in that instant, became my logo and tagline. I’ve bounced between several genres–mystery, suspense, and thrillers. All have a great deal in common. All get helpings of each genre within their pages, but each …


God or Country

Posted On Jun 30 2013 by

I’m not even sure where to begin this post. It seems we are the terminal generation of American Christians who are witnessing the dismissal of the church–of Christ Himself–from every aspect of our culture. Though we haven’t come to the point of open hostility against anyone proclaiming the name of Jesus, we have certainly entered into unrestrained mockery and slander against anyone who holds to the truth of the bible. I could list off examples–the recent cover of The New Yorker, depicting, of all things, Bert and Ernie as a homosexual couple cuddling on a couch as they watch the …


Self Punishment

Posted On Feb 24 2013 by

I’m getting ready this morning to lead my Sonshine Park group of 4th grade boys in their lesson. This week it’s about Moses and the Ten Commandments. Yeah, I know right? How many times do we have to go over that one? Well, let me tell you how many times–until we get it right. I amaze myself with my ability to know and understand the commandments, yet fail to follow them for even a whole day. Oh, I can get through the day without killing anyone, but sometimes think homicidal thoughts about someone truly hateful. I’ve remained adultery-free…except for that …