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The Way To Paradise

  The Way to Paradise     Imagine Star Wars, Andromeda, Firefly and Outcasts meets C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy, flavored by the music of For King & Country – that’s my new book, The Way to Paradise. At the summons of an unknown alien race, Captain Calista Zarah and Engineer James Beckett, along with two […]

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What I Learned From Being Anonymous Online

  I used to frequent a site where almost everyone was anonymous. People didn’t use their real names. Instead of a name given by someone else we used words that had meaning specific to who we were on the inside. People wrote about what was really going on in their real lives. There were pleas […]

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A Suitable Helper

“The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” – Genesis 2:18   One evening my husband, Leo, and I were relaxing together in the living room after the children had gone to bed. We had been praying over some things that […]

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How God Fixed My Marriage

My husband Leo and I were married in 1996, a little over seventeen years ago.  We went into the marriage ready to do whatever it would take to make a good union.  True love wasn’t enough, we knew, loyalty and hard work would also be required.  I felt adequately prepared for marriage. Sadly, the first […]

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Promise

Allan leaned down towards me.  He was strong and tall.  Slowly, gently, he kissed me.  I felt his dark hair touch my face.  His lips were warm against mine.  He held his hands away from me, as if he were afraid to touch me. “No,” he said pulling away.  “Hayley, I can’t.” “Allan…why?” He was […]

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The Ring

  If you’re old enough, you’ll remember back when there were prizes inside cereal boxes.  Not just codes to play online but actual, physical prizes, right inside the box.  Once I got a relaxation music DVD and a Dora game CD; I still have both of them in my house.  I kept them; I don’t […]

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Mind Sync

  The target.  She reached out with her mind and read his thoughts.  Yes, that was him.  Jade plunged deep, deep into his mind until she was in sync with him.  Then she made the now all-too-familiar twist.  From where she was hiding on the rooftop, Jade felt the man’s death.  The next moment, she […]

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A Christmas to Remember

First published in The Carillon, Thursday, December 22 It was Christmas Eve.  Snow was blowing outside but, inside, Christmas carols played and a fire burned cheerily in the hearth.  Lydia and Jon, the mother and father of the family, were together in the kitchen.  Lydia took the last batch of Christmas goodies out of the […]

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The Apocalypse

It is not difficult to understand why there have been so many movies, in recent years, about the end of the world.  The end will come.  And the end of all things is closer now than ever before. In the Bible, regarding the end times, Jesus admonishes the people, “Watch”.  We must be ready for […]

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Hope

I need hope. I have money.  Money can’t be a friend to me.  Money can’t talk with me when I’m sad.  Money can’t warm my soul. I have a nice house.  My house can’t speak words of encouragement to my heart.  My house can’t show me the right way to go. I have a cute […]

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