There are so many things that are necessary to build a strong relationship. Each one is vital if the relationship is to stand the test of time and troubles. And troubles will come, whether through illness, death of a child or parent, becoming a full-time caregiver to a family member, etc. If the relationship isn’t … Continue reading 10 More Rules For A Happy Marriage
This was taken nearly two years ago while traveling through New Mexico. The Bandera Volcano is part of the El Malpais National Park. I had just had surgery on my ankle (broken in 3 places) the previous December--about 6 months before this photo was taken). It was probably the surgery that allowed the lymphatic lumps … Continue reading Cancer Update
I love this country. I was born here and I will die here. It isn't perfect. Boy, it seems that in the last fifteen years or so the hostility factor has escalated to the point that many people are afraid to watch the news and don't want to leave their homes. Have we not had … Continue reading Our American History
Copied from Josh Goodwin's FB page. God is in Control! JOSHUA GOODWIN·THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016 Pro 21:30-31 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD. (31) The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD. NOTE: This verse doesn’t speak against preparation, but rather puts our … Continue reading God Is In Control
I was nothing, a zero, the least likely to succeed at anything. I was the ugliest, dumbest thing God ever created. I was lower than the earth, worth less than a grub to eaten by birds. There was nothing about me that anyone would desire. Hear the cry of the masses: "I'm too fat." "I'm … Continue reading What Color Is Love?
The Satanic Temple Says Homosexual Marriage is a 'Sacrament,'. http://rogertharpe.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/the-satanic-temple-says-homosexual-marriage-is-a-sacrament/ Originally posted on Roger Thorpe's blog on wordpress.com. People may not want to hear the truth, but they need to. If you had cancer wouldn't you want your doctor to tell you so you could discuss treatment options? Jesus is the cure for sin, hate, … Continue reading The Satanic Temple Says Homosexual Marriage is a ‘Sacrament,’
Why are relationships difficult? I believe it is because we see things from different perspectives and our words don't always come out the way we intend. What we say and what the other person hears are often not the same. Maybe that's why I write. I can see what I wrote, think about the message, … Continue reading What Does Relationship Mean To You?
Below are two openings for the Prologue to this trilogy (a WIP). I'm undecided which one is better. The premise of the book is that we are each responsible for the consequences of our actions, and those consequences can be felt for generations later. Tell me which you think is better. The Peace River Chronicles … Continue reading The Peace River Chronicles Book I
I thought about this a long time. There are so many things I could choose: a hand-carved wooden plate from Germany, my mother's platter with the rose in the middle, my Little Golden Book printed in 1952 called "Prayers For Children," photos of long-deceased relatives that were dear to me and my family, paintings done … Continue reading My Most Prized Possession-Writing 101
Today is Sunday, the day the apostles and the early Christians met together to worship God. In our society today there seems to be much confusion over who Jesus is, or was. The Muslims say he was a good man and a great prophet. The Jews think he was a heretic. In Mark 8:27-29 Jesus … Continue reading Who Is Jesus?