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Miscellaneous Writings

This is a collection of articles, poems, and stories I’ve written over the years.  They were fun to write.  I hope you enjoy reading them.

We Three Kings

I happened to really listen to the words of this Christmas carol on the radio. I was surprised at them, so I looked them up for more details.

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Adam’s First Day

We grow up surrounded by God’s creation. Adam didn’t: As far as the Bible says, he was created already adult. How might he have reacted when awakening to so much beauty and diversity? What was his relationship with God like?

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Missing Papaw

I wrote this over forty years ago, when my grandfather passed away. It was my first experience of death that close to me. At first, it seemed a bit personal to post on this site. But I decided that it’s real, and someone out there may identify with the feelings.

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Still A Great Country

This Independence Day, let’s all thank God for our country and its Constitution. Let’s also commit to living within that framework that has made the United States a leader in freedom and innovation for 246 years.

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From Despair to Joy

This Easter, imagine the difference between that Friday afternoon and that Sunday morning! The difference between “I am a sinner” and “Jesus saved me” is just as enormous.

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A Day of Thanksgiving

For this Thanksgiving 2021 post, I decided to go through my day listing things for which to be thankful. It was a joyous exercise, one that could have gone on for much longer.

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Incredible

I have always found it easier to accept God’s infinite power than His infinite love. Power is obvious in Creation. But love? That seems too good to be true, but the Bible insists that it IS true. This prayer is my response of praise to Him.

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Pharoah’s Daughter

I was in a seminar on writing monologues to go along with worship services. We were instructed to choose an obscure Bible character, and write from their perspective. Pharoah’s daughter, who raised Moses, gets a whole five verses (Exodus 2:5-10). This is my take on what might have happened after those verses.

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Woman Caught in Adultery

The Bible does not tell us why the woman was having an affair. It does seem suspicious, though, that she was being prosecuted while the man was not. This my imaginary explanation.

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We Three Kings

I happened to really listen to the words of this Christmas carol on the radio. I was surprised at them, so I looked them up for more details.

Read More »

Adam’s First Day

We grow up surrounded by God’s creation. Adam didn’t: As far as the Bible says, he was created already adult. How might he have reacted when awakening to so much beauty and diversity? What was his relationship with God like?

Read More »

Missing Papaw

I wrote this over forty years ago, when my grandfather passed away. It was my first experience of death that close to me. At first, it seemed a bit personal to post on this site. But I decided that it’s real, and someone out there may identify with the feelings.

Read More »

Still A Great Country

This Independence Day, let’s all thank God for our country and its Constitution. Let’s also commit to living within that framework that has made the United States a leader in freedom and innovation for 246 years.

Read More »

From Despair to Joy

This Easter, imagine the difference between that Friday afternoon and that Sunday morning! The difference between “I am a sinner” and “Jesus saved me” is just as enormous.

Read More »

A Day of Thanksgiving

For this Thanksgiving 2021 post, I decided to go through my day listing things for which to be thankful. It was a joyous exercise, one that could have gone on for much longer.

Read More »

Incredible

I have always found it easier to accept God’s infinite power than His infinite love. Power is obvious in Creation. But love? That seems too good to be true, but the Bible insists that it IS true. This prayer is my response of praise to Him.

Read More »

Pharoah’s Daughter

I was in a seminar on writing monologues to go along with worship services. We were instructed to choose an obscure Bible character, and write from their perspective. Pharoah’s daughter, who raised Moses, gets a whole five verses (Exodus 2:5-10). This is my take on what might have happened after those verses.

Read More »

Woman Caught in Adultery

The Bible does not tell us why the woman was having an affair. It does seem suspicious, though, that she was being prosecuted while the man was not. This my imaginary explanation.

Read More »