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Because this is the season of Thanksgiving and because the word treasure has been mine during this bizarre year in history, I want to take an opportunity to share my 2020 Treasures. The first one has to do with engagement. This summer we received a video call from our oldest son and his girlfriend announcing […]

Redefined: A Year of Poetry Redefined: A Year of Poetry began as a word search for one-word titles. With two exceptions: each poem is one word defined—with various trappings of double meanings, juxtaposes of synonyms and antonyms, and allusions to scripture and literature, along with bits and pieces from personal experiences—to be read one at […]

The goal of poetry is to be universal and personal at the same time. Sometimes the patterns coalesce and create a picture we can all relate to in the moment and years later. Here is one example from my upcoming release.

I know. I didn’t get it either. At first. Why would anyone want to treasure the year 2020? Well, I don’t think I wanted to treasure anything when my One Word for 2020 came to me. But, there it was everywhere I looked as I finished my studies focused on content, my One Word for […]

Redefined: A Year of Poetry Redefined: A Year of Poetry began as a word search for one-word titles. With two exceptions: each poem is one word defined—with various trappings of double meanings, juxtaposes of synonyms and antonyms, and allusions to scripture and literature, along with bits and pieces from personal experiences—to be read one at […]

The beauty of the word content is that it has more than one meaning and more than one pronunciation. So, it was an added bonus that this was my One Word for 2019 as I continued working on my upcoming release. (I will be posting more information on this publication soon as it is still […]

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.  Philippians 4:11 NASB In 2019, God lead me to study the word content and by extension I found myself back in Philippians 4 and specifically in verse 11. I considered myself to be blessed. But, there was a nagging […]

Now that I have a little more time on my hands since retiring from home education, I find that I am more distracted. As a person of routine and goal-setting, it is a bit disconcerting. I have an idea every day of what needs to get done, but I don’t always have the drive to […]

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8 NASB About the time I sensed that God was leading me to focus on Philippians 4:8 in 2018, I […]