I thoroughly enjoy cooking for and entertaining others. Tell me what you like, and I'll whip up a reasonable facsimile, crack open a bottle of wine, and swap stories with you. Breath on Paper is taking the next two weeks to share 30 Things About Me.... things that you may or may not know about … Continue reading I Thoroughly Enjoy Cooking
"And God's grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them." Acts 4:33-34 Finding her sitting in a shady spot, I pulled up a chair and she began to talk. The 24-year-old told me about her three children, ages seven, five, and a few months. That … Continue reading Get in the “Zone”
Just when I thought I'd heard it all ... A news report informed listeners today that the ringleader of the social media "Blue Whale Challenge" was jailed for three years for luring and provoking teenagers to participate in increasingly challenging assignments which eventually lead to committing suicide. "Challenge" mastermind Philipp Budeikin suggests that the victims are … Continue reading The Worthy Challenge
I used to wish God had created humans without the gift of sight. Vision is wonderful in many regards -- for reading, learning, enjoying nature -- but it is also a hindrance. The eyes work to our detriment and to society's when used inappropriately. Maybe that's why the producers of the television show "The Voice," when … Continue reading Unmasking Love
I need to buy my old-lady car, put plastic on my couch, and dye my hair blue. I wondered how long it would be before I found myself actually morphing into my image of a widow. I made some family members promise me that they wouldn't allow me to get that way. After all, I … Continue reading Blue-Haired Hope
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36 "What? No way. You didn't!" My pace quickened as bits and pieces of package wrappings and boxes appeared strewn on the floor at the top of the stairs. Half an hour earlier I had returned home from a quick trip to the grocery store. Upon … Continue reading Anyway Love
As I was standing at his bedside holding his hand, I spoke words of encouragement. It would be a short time before he would shed his earthly body and rid himself of the darkness which had cloaked him his entire life.