Archive for March, 2012

Blood On The Moon

Stu McPherson is hosting Poetics: Nightmare Verse over at the dVerse Poets Pub this afternoon, and it just so happens I can accomodate the subject with another of my poems written in 1998. I wrote a story with the same title and subject matter, which was originally titled “Dust To Dust”, and was the first short story I wrote when I began writing in 1995. I had wanted to write since high school, but felt I did not have the education to do it. Sherry told me if I would write, she would edit, and so here we are, seventeen years later. She doesn’t edit everything I write these days, but she probably should! Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 3/31

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; Song of Solomon 2:12

I know, I know; what’s the voice of a turtle? That one through me for a serious loop, and being the curious sort I am, I went searching for an answer. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Boatload of Memories

One Saturday afternoon a few summers ago I was taking a walk and came upon an old boat. It looked as though it had been there for a while; weeds grown up around it, paint badly faded, motor gone, body spider-webbed with cracks, and leaning precariously to one side. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 3/30

Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. Matthew 15:28

In verses fifteen through twenty-eight of the fifteenth chapter of Matthew, Jesus is approached by a Gentile woman who asks Him to heal her daughter. Read the rest of this entry »

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If the Clock is Ticking

For today’s prompt at dVerse Poets’ Meeting the Bar, Victoria C. Slotto invites us to, “… take the challenge to be totally alive in the present and write to our perceptions.” Not one to disappoint the host, I took a picture of the old dog and penned a little poem for you. I hope you enjoy it. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s the Same Thing, Only Different

I can’t recall when I first heard that said. It’s a way of saying what we perceive something to be might not be what others perceive the same thing to be. I’ve used the saying over the years, mostly in a humorous way, but sometimes it comes up in a more serious light. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 3/29

Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Matthew 15:14

Jesus was using this familiar saying to describe the preaching of false doctrines by the Pharisees, and here again, we find something from back in those days that is still being done today—probably even more so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 3/28

But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Matthew 15:13

Jesus was again talking about the false doctrines being preached by the Pharisees, and He does not hesitate to say they will in effect reap what they sow. Read the rest of this entry »

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Morning Mist

I’ve always thought the best poems were the ones that painted a scene of something witnessed; a lazy crescent moon, a beautiful sunset, a child playing. I wrote this one morning when we were living in a beautiful little community called Spicewood Beach on Lake Travis. Living out there was one of the best times of my life; this poem should give you an inkling why. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 3/27

Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. Matthew 15:11

At the beginning of the fifteenth chapter of Matthew, the Pharisees had complained to Jesus that the disciples did not wash their hands prior to eating, which prompted Jesus to tell them they were making the rules up as they went along to suit themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

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