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"Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation." (1 Peter 2:12 NASB) I was preparing to shave my fifty year...

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My First Review 

"So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other." (John 13:34) The first review I ever got for my writing happened in the middle of the night. I was a young adolescent going through the pains and trails...

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Mowing the Lawn

"Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude...That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it." (1 Peter 3:8,9b NLT) It had been...

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Canopy of Webs

I had heard about the size, abundance and toxicity of Australian spiders. This was, in fact, the only thing that put any kind of a damper on my enthusiasm for visiting this fascinating continent. I would learn, however, that the stories were a bit larger than life....

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Saving the Whales

It was Wednesday, the 30th of July, 1986. A few members of a pod of false killer whales became stranded in the shallow waters around Augusta, Western Australia. Because this specie is highly sociable, the rest of the pod probably responded to the individual distress...

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"Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us." (1 John 4:11-12, NLT) On a cold, snowy day in March my cat, Dixie...

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The Light in His Eyes

"If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love,...

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