A contemplative song of Tekoa: Who has been there for me? You, oh King of righteousness. Who has seen and counted my tears? You, oh, compassionate One. Who has held me in the night and strengthened my bones? Who has known my heart of sorrow and sent a newborn fawn–when the morning birds sang louder … More A Psalm of Bonnie–Tekoa
“who shakes the earth from its place until its pillars tremble” (Job 9:6). The earth Staggers like a drunkard. Our hearts ache like an abscessed tooth Long sighing for the youth Breathing becomes noticeable. As if we have been unaware until now That we have Breath from Above The Ruach in our lungs But … More The Earth Quakes, it Trembles Like a Drunkard
Photo by Pro Church Media on Unsplash Anger and offenses can be settled and healed, but the Book of Proverbs states, “who can stand before jealousy?” “Wrath is cruel and anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?” (Proverbs 27:4, TLV). “A tranquil heart is life to the body, but envy is rottenness to … More Who Can Stand Before Jealousy?
Sixty-seven-year-old Walter Kendal isn’t your typical homeless man. He wears London Fog and is accompanied by a pet homing pigeon named Jackie. After fleeing devastating personal events, Walter is accused of a crime he did not commit. Now a fugitive on the run, Walter sleeps under the stars at night but during the day enters … More Walter for $0.99
Full text of FASTING AND SUN BATHING, by Herbert Shelton (1934, revised 1950), Vol III of The Hygienic System (loveandtruth.net) Below is a portion of a book I read years ago while fasting regularly. It is an old book but has a lot of great information on the healing properties of fasting. As always, please … More Fasting and Sunbathing by Herbert Shelton
One of the things I enjoy is music. I know some people do not like secular music. Others stick to one genre, but I love many different types of music. The following song is a favorite: I was born by the river, in a little tent Oh, and just like the river I’ve been … More It’s Been a Long Time Comin
I wanted to dedicate this blog to my husband, Jeff Manning. Today is his birthday. I hope this Memoir entry is a blessing to you as well. It was New Year’s Eve, 2012, and I had known Jeff Manning for a little less than a year. Being Chief of police in a small city, he … More Chief, Happy Blessed Birthday!
This year I bought new eyeglasses. They are huge. 1980s big. I did not realize until I got home that the brand name on my glasses was “True religion.” Perhaps you remember the song Losing my Religion by R.E.M? That’s me in the corner That’s me in the spotlight Losing my religion Trying to keep … More Losing My Religion and Terms of Endearment
Our emotions can take over. The Bee Gee’s had a hit song called Emotions. One part of the lyrics says, “In the words of a broken heart It’s just emotion that’s taken me over Tied up in sorrow, lost in my soul.” The song is about a lover that has left. The psalmist is overcome … More It’s Just Emotions Taking Me Over
In this blog we will look at the Role of the prophet as a Seer and how night goggles and hearing aids help equip the prophets when we need peripheral vision. Part I HERE. “The prophet is human, yet he employs notes one octave too high for our ears. He experiences moments that defy our … More Night Goggles and Hearing Aids, Part II
Who is blind but My servant, or deaf like the messenger I am sending? (Isaiah 42:19) Blind guides, who strain out the gnat and swallow the camel! (Matt. 23:24). “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind may see and those who see may become blind.” (John 9:39). Sometimes we … More Night Vision Goggles