1,000 Words

I am not sure when I started writing this poem or why or whose kitchen I stood in, but possibly it will help all of us think more about words. Ironically when I was finished, it had a word count of 1,000. I know with social media and texting we often take words wrong or…

Hope the Size of Helium

It was one of those cool unisex names you hear spoken over a spunky three-year-old tomboy with ringlets– a name like Charlie, Jessie, Bobbie, and Jordan. To protect the innocent, I’ll call her Johnnie. The first time I met Johnnie is imprinted in my mind—branded even. I had just moved into a shotgun house on…

Author of the Month of April

I’m so honored to feature my husband, Jeff Manning, as this month’s author of the month. He, of course, is my favorite author showcased so far!  This story is one that will cause you to grab the kleenex but in a good way.   At the request of my beloved wife and best friend, I…

Angry Young Man

  Oh, angry young man with your feet in your shoes And your fist in your HANDS. Won’t you tell me, Where are you going angry young man?   You walk with a sting of rebellion and rage. As the asphalt slaps the stride of your gait.   And the nape of your nose bores…

LifeHouse is Filled With Miracles

    Albert Einstein once said, “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” I want to share with you a ministry that is running on miracles, one miracle after another. Lifehouse is injected with so much faith…