Orange & Yellow: Excesses

Do not be excessively righteous [like those given to self-conceit], and do not be overly wise (pretentious)–why should you bring yourself to ruin?  Do not be excessively or willfully wicked and do not be a fool. Why should you die before your time?  Ecclesiastes 7:16-17 [AMP] Once upon a time, in what seems two lifetimes, twenty oddContinue reading “Orange & Yellow: Excesses”

The Day Changed At Midnight (You Don’t Believe?)

(How’d you like the AI art? Yes, an AI program made my featured picture today… lol. This world is wack.) HOUSEKEEPING BLURB: This blog began as a once-a-month-er and has turned into a whenever-I-feel-like-it-er. I do apologize for that… But the truth is, we all get a lot of subbed emails in a day (No,Continue reading “The Day Changed At Midnight (You Don’t Believe?)”

Love: An Exposé

I know why you stay… I didn’t used to understand, but I do now… Do you feel like no one gets it? Do you wish someone would force you out? Some days, maybe it’s a little of both… Well, I suppose there are thousands of nuanced reasons to stay – as there are just asContinue reading “Love: An Exposé”

Joie de Vivre: John!

Who can understand the pitfalls of the dreamers, the visionaries, and the hearers except the dreamers, the visionaries, and the hearers? I’m convinced no one does (except God)… so convinced that I think it will make a fantastic premise for another book. (Yay! I love starting new things… oh dear. Let’s not talk about that.)Continue reading “Joie de Vivre: John!”

Higher Order

“It is as difficult to begin a civilization without robbery as it is to maintain it without slaves.” — Will Durant, The Story of Civilization: The Life of Greece TRENCHES & BLISS, 2016 CHAPTER 5 I almost sat on top of the blonde who had covered herself with a cream blanket on my sofa. IContinue reading “Higher Order”

When Reality Bites: Wood & Iron

You’re standing at the bank of a river. Your eyes are watching your heart being swept five miles downstream out-of-reach — So fast — Your own breath catches you by the throat and threatens to kill itself — There’s no undoing it now. You already lost it. The icy clutches of reality set in: ItContinue reading “When Reality Bites: Wood & Iron”

Faithful Service

The relationship between Jonathan and David gets a lot of hype in Sunday morning sermons, and for good reason. That is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of spiritual bond. In rereading Daniel 4 recently, however, I found another lovely example of relational beauty. Daniel’s faithful service to God is often recounted, but have you ever noticed howContinue reading “Faithful Service”

Taking Stock (Literally)

Every few years I get curious about the origins of things in my home. I’ve taken stock and made a list at least twice before, but it’s been a few years. The global Silk Road is no joke. How quickly our standards of living, necessities and luxuries, can disappear into thin air is also noContinue reading “Taking Stock (Literally)”

Enticing Illusions & Dreams

He was sleeping around and, to be honest, I’m not even sure the women wanted to be there. I was visiting but did not know what I had gotten myself into, as I observed the scene unfolding in the basement… An old man lived upstairs. He had a long, pointed beard of white and wasContinue reading “Enticing Illusions & Dreams”