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There Are Angels

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I have heard them

Sometimes in a word—just one

Sometimes in a conversation—a long one


I have seen them

Sometimes for a moment—a smile

For a short season—or many years


Sometimes from a distance

With only a picture

Or with words on a screen

They have touched me


Always there

Always watching

Sometimes carrying me

Sometimes simply being there


And sometimes…

Oh, yes…


I have felt them…

Seen them…

In the eyes of a mere mortal

As my soul was soothed

By kind eyes

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A Pretty Sweet Deal

When my book of daily encouragements, Be Still, came out, my publisher encouraged me to do the whole advertising, book signings, etc., thing, and I did so with great expectations. Visions of grandeur danced in my head, as I bounced merrily on the springboard of what I perceived to be success, fame and fortune.

sweet dealUnfortunately, no one had filled the proverbial pool, and I hit bottom hard and quick. It was painful, but then, gradually, God began to remind me of something I’d lost sight of. I heard His voice–a loving whisper–telling me, “It’s not about you, Charlie.”

No, it’s not about me, it’s about God, it’s about each one of you, and it’s about each and every person I come in contact with for the rest of my days.


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Until Death Do Us Part?

Do they even say that anymore? It seems marriage is no longer considered a forever thing. In fact, in many instances, it seems isn’t even considered necessary (unless, of course, it affects your health insurance). Read the rest of this entry »

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Without Her Prayers…

be still coverI consider myself fortunate to have had the benefit of being raised by, and living my life around, good people. And there is no doubt that without the faithful and unrelenting prayers of my Mom, there’s no telling where I might be.

There were bad influences as well, but even though I often wandered too close to evil, I am thankful for God’s love—shown to me through people who loved Him—(and Mom’s prayers), that kept calling me back to the path He would have me follow.

And though my way is not yet straight, my wanderings are fewer and further between, and I have hope one day I will find the path that is long and straight.

No, I cannot say I acknowledge God in all my ways, but I can say I am learning to do so, and my hope is to one day be able to say… I do.

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6

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But, What If…

Change is something we have been conditioned to fear. Especially, when it comes to God and allowing Him to influence our lives. Many times, we’re afraid change will mean becoming a different person. Not true. In fact, I think it rather naïve of us to believe we will somehow magically, and instantly, become an awesomely good person the moment we turn our lives over to God.

God made each of us exactly who and what we are for a reason. When we turn to Him, and begin to trust him to guide us, He will make the path He has chosen for us known, and not only will He make it known, He’ll show us how to follow it and remain on it.

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But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33

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Meek Does Not Mean Weak

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It is my opinion a Godly man cannot plot evil; their conscience—the voice of God inside them—will not allow it. If a man’s actions tell us he cannot be trusted, he certainly should not be followed. Scripture tells us we should pray for those who do us harm, but it doesn’t tell us to lay down and allow them to run roughshod over us. We should pray for them, but stand firm in our beliefs and convictions. Meek does not mean weak.

Whether you believe in Him, or not, God is in charge, and men who do bad things and plot evil, will answer to Him. We will all answer to Him! I intend for my answer to be, “Thank you!”   

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. Galations 6:7

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If It Acts Like A Duck…

The leaders God intends for us to follow are His leaders, not the self-appointed or “elected” leaders of worldly realms. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Thousand Angels Crying

If you’ve ever suffered through a broken relationship, this poem will tug at your heart strings. It is truly a sad thing to have to go through and I believe the angels do cry when they look down upon a love gone wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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My Special Angel

The Lord smiled down on me and sent an angel to love! That line from the 1957 hit song “My Special Angel” is so true. Sherry and I have been married for seventeen years today, and I thank God every day for sending her to me.

This little story I wrote last year illustrates the simple awesomeness of a love that is more than I could have ever imagined could be mine. I love you, Sherry!

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Someone Passed By Today

Shawna of Rosemarymint is tending the dVerse Poets Pub today, and she’s asked us to write a poem about where we were and/or what we were doing in 1999. Well, what I was doing in 1999 was writing poetry, short stories, and novels, and I just happened to have this little poem I wrote in February of 1999 I’ve not yet posted on my blog.. I had just begun to write, so I’ll let you be the judge as to whether I should have kept my day job. I did for a while, but gave it up recently to devote my full attention to writing. Read the rest of this entry »

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