Shamelessly Promoting a Friends Book (It Deserves Promoting!)

As Time Goes By, we learn to value the gift of each new today. Inside Mixed Blessings–As Time Goes By, you’ll find one-hundred-and-one perfectly bite-sized stories, articles, devotions, and poems, on these ten time-related topics: Minutes 24-Hours Weeks Seasons Years Centuries Era Time-Consuming Once in a Blue Moon Eternity There is something for every reader in a Mixed… Continue reading Shamelessly Promoting a Friends Book (It Deserves Promoting!)

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Hearing

When we face a chronic illness too often, we rush in and try to accomplish everything in our own power. We manage this. We plan that. We listen to friend A or to family member B. We may hear different recommendations from our healing team, that is the doctors, ministers, and caregivers. We need to… Continue reading Hearing

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Tuesday Morning at Starbucks

Coming Here to Write Howdy yall. It is Tuesday morning, November 28, 2017. I’m sitting at my favorite table at the Starbucks at 2201 Preston Road in Plano, Texas. Located next to the Barnes and Nobles Bookstore, I’ve been coming here to write in the morning for years. I wake up every morning just before… Continue reading Tuesday Morning at Starbucks

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Fear

A normal feeling for one facing a chronic illness is fear. The unknown and uncertainty are scary. The very word cancer often has death or at least its possibility confronting us.  If it is rheumatoid arthritis you picture pain and decreased mobility or use of joints. Today’s Scripture reminds us that God is with us.… Continue reading Fear

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The Coffeehouse Culture

Are you part of the coffee house culture? I confess I am. What Is The Coffeehouse Culture? The coffeehouse culture describes a friendly environment of associated common practices that depend upon coffee. Coffee is used as a social lubricant much as alcohol is in a bar or pub setting. Coffeehouse culture also relates to the… Continue reading The Coffeehouse Culture

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Poem: The Liberator’s Helper – Part One

The Liberator’s Helper – Part One Most who are free Never experience true freedom. The Liberator’s Helper knew freedom And his knowing liberty was his prison. Part One For saving them from starvation, The Pyramid People Honored his Memory and descendants. And the descendants Of the one who saved them From the famine Lived in… Continue reading Poem: The Liberator’s Helper – Part One

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Deliverance

The Bible does not flatter us with the false hope that goodness will secure us from trouble. Instead, the Bible warns us over and over to expect tribulation while we are in this body. Our afflictions come from all directions and at any time. The challenges are many but with Jesus Christ, we can face… Continue reading Deliverance

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