An object lesson for your children – A Nickel’s Worth of Ice Cream

One of the scariest experiences I had as a military brat involved the ice cream man, my bicycle, and a nickel. My story would make a good object lesson for your children or grandchildren. I guarantee if you hold up a nickel between your thumb and pointer finger, make sure the children can see it, and… Continue reading An object lesson for your children – A Nickel’s Worth of Ice Cream

Hanging On: A Biblical Alternative

Hang On We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. — 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NIV) Is life getting you down? Do you feel like you’re at the end of your rope? Here are seven Biblical principles on how to… Continue reading Hanging On: A Biblical Alternative

If You’re a Caregiver, God’s Grace is Enough

Part of learning to care for a loved one with a chronic illness is learning that God’s grace is enough. Today’s Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV), “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my… Continue reading If You’re a Caregiver, God’s Grace is Enough

If You’re a Caregiver, Don’t Lose Heart

Don’t Lose Heart When caring for someone with a chronic illness do not lose heart. We know that illness and disease can and ultimately will destroy the body. While our loved one’s body ages and suffers from diseases, we need to renew our spiritual side daily. In today’s verse, God simply is pointing out we should… Continue reading If You’re a Caregiver, Don’t Lose Heart

I Believed I Could Fly

Greenville, South Carolina In 1956, my father returned from a one-year tour of duty in Turkey. Our family moved to Greenville, South Carolina. The United States Air Force stationed dad at Donaldson Air Force Base, a C-124 airfield that emphasized air transport and called itself the “Airlift Capital of the World”. My first memories are… Continue reading I Believed I Could Fly

Compassion

Suffering from a chronic illness affects people in different ways. Depression may come to live with some people. Other persons can become bitter. Withdrawal from friends and family can occur with some. For the Believer in Jesus Christ, it often mellows our heart to make us more compassionate. The chronic illness allows us empathy and often becomes the… Continue reading Compassion

The Rising Tide by Jeff Shaara

Summary of Book: The Rising Tide is military historical fiction and the first novel of a continuing series by Jeff Shaara based on certain theaters of World War II. It covers the North African Campaign from its position in late May to Rommel’s defeat. It also covers Operation Husky in Italy. The main characters are… Continue reading The Rising Tide by Jeff Shaara

General Omar Bradley was my mentor.

For an eighteen month period in 1964 – 1966 being a Boy Scout was one of the most significant happenings in my life. The Boy Scout troop on Biggs Air Force Base at El Paso, Texas consumed most of my time. I loved the uniform, the discipline, the hiking, and camping. Well, you get the… Continue reading General Omar Bradley was my mentor.

Encourage Others

Mentor One way a writer can become successful is by having a more established writer as a mentor. Writing groups can serve the function of a mentor. Let me share an example of the influence a mentor. In 1919 a young veteran returned from World War I. He moved to Chicago moving into a particular neighborhood… Continue reading Encourage Others

God’s Protection

A Daily Challenge As I face the challenges of applying a yucky tasting prescription steroid gel inside my mouth twice a day and using a compounded prescription “magic mouthwash” that has a cocktail of four different prescriptions I find myself growing weary. Remembering to use the magic mouthwash at the right times is critical. Swishing and… Continue reading God’s Protection