Archive for August, 2011

I’m Your Huckleberry ~ 8-31-11

The question the young man asks himself regarding love is this: What is love really; the desire to possess someone; or the desire to set them free? Having no knowledge of love—having never experienced it—he concludes there is something frightening about love; something wild and uncontrollable; something that cannot be constrained by logic. And, in the end, he concludes it must be set free. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dearest John:

This is a sequel to the poem Dearest Wife: which I submitted to another site last Friday. This is my entry for Bluebell Books Short Story Slam Week #9.

 The woman stood alone, the sparkling sand cool on her bare feet, watching the ship approach. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s Just What We Do

I often find myself watching people as they hurry here and there, and it amazes me to contemplate how many people are scurrying about on this planet at any given time. And it no longer stops at night; our planet has become a 24/7 world that never stops. It might slow down, but there is almost always activity, no matter the time of day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 8/31

August 31

            This is how God showed his love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.   1 John 4:9

            Nothing we do will cause God to love us any more than He does. His love is the ultimate love, and He showed it when, knowing we could never gain salvation on our own, He sent Jesus to cover our sins. If we will be still and contemplate the extent of God’s love for us for just a few moments at the beginning of each day, I believe proceeding into the day will become much easier. Read the rest of this entry »

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I’m Your Huckleberry ~ 8-30-11

I have always been a rebel at heart; if I was told I had to do something, my first reaction was, “No, I don’t.” My second reaction was, all too often, to go the other way. I don’t know why I was (still am to a degree) like that, but that was (is) me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Killin’ Time!

Another story from my logging days has been stuck in my head all these years. The hook tender on this occasion was a guy who’d been dubbed, “Killer.” He was about five-foot-six, and weighed probably two hundred pounds, and most of those pounds were rock-hard muscle. He was known throughout the Mt. Rainier area as a street-fighter you didn’t want to tangle with. Naturally, none of us on the crew gave him any lip. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 8/30

August 30

Dear friends let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7

This verse is again saying quite simply God is love. All love comes from God, and if we love God, we are born of Him—chosen by Him—and we know Him. In short, we love God because He first loved us. Read the rest of this entry »

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I’m Your Huckleberry ~ 8-29-11

Just so y’all don’t get the wrong idea, Mom wanted me to be sure and tell you she is not perfect! In fact, she said she thinks I make up a lot of the stuff I write about her. Well, that ain’t so, but I might embellish the stories a bit every now and then. But hey! That’s what writers do, ain’t it? Make stuff up! Read the rest of this entry »

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That’s What I’m Talkin’ ‘Bout!

When I was in high school, Mom worked various jobs; I remember once, she even worked in the lettuce fields, cleaning lettuce. The thing is; I know the only reason Mom worked at all was so we could have all the things we couldn’t have afforded otherwise. But recently, I realized there was more to this than meets the eye. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 8/29

August 29

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.   Philippians 4:7

Ah, the peace of God. Can you even grasp the complete meaning of such a concept as total peace? It’s one of those things that seem to always be just beyond my reach. But it’s there; it’s available to us, and I want it! Read the rest of this entry »

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