Joyful Outcast Sometimes joy arrives in the strangest of circumstances. It often comes from those deemed outcasts. It takes a conversation with a homeless veteran to remind us that we have heat blowing through vents in our homes. It takes our car breaking down for us to realize the joy of transportation. Gratitude often brings joy. At other times, it takes a person in … Continue reading *FREE CHAPTER*
Chapter 3 A Matter of Understanding I will never forget receiving a call from my pastor. His voice was urgent; he needed me to drive over to the church as soon as possible. A woman tormented by evil spirits was on her way, accompanied by her husband, and the pastor was requesting my help to pray over her. I remember feeling so helpless and so … Continue reading Free Chapter of Doctrines of Demons
(Chapter 9)I remember the power that rang through the voice that was speaking to me and commanding Satan to turn me loose. The large hand was placed on¬¬¬ my forehead, and the prayer continued with more screaming at the enemy. “Satan wants to take you out! He wants to literally destroy you, but he must bow!”Sadly, I was suddenly feeling a little prideful that Satan … Continue reading Why do you Speak to Him? (Doctrines of Demons #1)
“Where you off to, Jade?” He looked past me kind of shy-like. I had no idea what made me spill out my next words, except for fear of being alone and the urge to know him better. “Oh, I was just thinking about going down by Jupiter Lake and taking a stroll. It has been so humid and hot out today.” I stuck the side … Continue reading A bit of Jade
It finally happened last year– I went to look in the mirror and saw my mother. I thought about how swiftly life can zoom past while we are in the fast lane, but when we move over to the slow lane, we get a glimpse of the rearview mirror. Flowers and quilts come to mind. The next time you pass a flower, entirely in bloom, … Continue reading Quilts and Flowers
This past week, I watched Master Class and learned some valuable lessons from a man who sings songs I mostly don’t listen to. His name is Justin Timberlake.Master Class is about life lessons and what you learn along the way. We all have a story, and we all can learn from each other.Lately, I have been struggling with being a woman in a man’s … Continue reading Finish Your Set!
I am so honored to feature this months author because we are not only joined by heart, but by family. Marilyn Loy Turner is one of the most poetic voices I have ever read. Her words bring emotions from a deep place and her raw ability to describe matters of the heart will leave you sighing. Please join me as Marilyn shares a story of … Continue reading Featured Author of the Month
Mama opened the can of salmon and dumped it into a glass bowl. She began to take a fork and dig out all the bones and brown pieces and toss them back into the can; the can had a picture of a large fish smiling up at me. “Girl, go get me an egg out of the refrigerator. Go on now.” She pushed her shirt … Continue reading A Little Bit of Jade!
Walter Chapter 1 Walter Kendal lay beside the tree stump, his head resting behind his arms in a heap of fall leaves. The air was crisp and cool with a freshness that beckoned the sun to come up. The tall evergreens trees stretched their arms towards the horizon. The woods were faintly dark with slivers of light just beginning to peek through. It was … Continue reading Walter, Chapter #1