Some of David’s songs contain lyrics many would hesitate to sing. David, a man after Yahweh’s heart, wrote Psalm 109. I warn you; if you have not read this Psalm, you’ll never forget it. Psalms or Tehillim means praise in Hebrew. While reading Psalm 109, I had a picture of a lion roaring. First, let’s … More Cursing’s Worn Like a Coat: Psalm 109
A growing number of people today do not believe in the Bible. They have science, history, and logic. To them the Bible is just an outdated book that people use wrongfully. Religions under the name of “God” have caused many wars and bloodshed. The younger generation often look at the Bible and think “animal … More My Son’s Principal and Noah’s Ark
Can sorrow open the doorway to joy? Tekoa Manning peels back the layers of despair to reveal the key to finding and defining joy. Our suffering is often producing the fruit of the Spirit. Jumping for Joy highlights Harriet Tubman, Nicholas James Vujicic, Joni Eareckson Tada, and the author’s own personal journey and the beautiful lessons learned. … More Jumping for Joy is 99 Cents, for a Limited Time.
“The word hurricane comes from the Taino Native American word, hurucane, meaning the evil spirit of the wind.” What a curious definition. Wind, like water, can be wonderful. So can a nice warm fire, but all these elements can become devastating when out of control. Hurricane Ian ripped through Florida, traveling down the coast and leaving a … More Evil Spirit of the Wind
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