• Bible Studies,  The Native

    The Native: The Three Wisemen Of Calvary

    The following is a message I was privileged to preach at Point Of Mercy in Nashville, Tennessee.  I’ve added it to The Native Bible Study because I feel it fits into the theme of the study.  John 19:38-39 38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. 39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.…

  • Alaskan Silver,  Serials

    Alaskan Silver Old Friends New Wounds

    St Louis looked at her, she had come a long way since they were kids. He had heard the story of the Secret Service Agent she had saved. It didn’t surprise him, Harriet always had a sense of adventure about her. The question was, why did someone want her dead? “Lucas, it’s good to see you.” “I’m glad to see you too. I just wish it were under better circumstances. I don’t like being sent to kill anyone, especially old friends.” Harriet looked at the now tall, nicely dressed man. She remembered the little boy that always ended up with torn pants from playing too hard. Edward had told her…

  • Inspirational Collections,  Uncategorized

    Job Interview 

    I have a job interview this morning, it’s for a new HR position.  These interviews, while very important, are not my favorite thing.  I don’t feel that I do them well, even though I do my best.  How many things do you do, that while necessary, you feel are in your weak areas? I believe in playing to your strengths, but there are some have to things that don’t fit that description.  I have three recommendations for these situations. These are items that help me, and have for over eighteen years.  First, ask for help.  As a Christian, prayer is my first stop, and I believe in it more strongly…

  • Gallery,  Uncategorized,  Watercolors

    Watercolor Ocean Cliff

    This is a traditional watercolor called “Ocean Cliff”. Traditional watercolor are, in my opinion, the hardest medium to master.  While I love acrylics, watercolors fascinate me.  This is a rough watercolor at best, but I love the crest of the left mountain, I hope you will too.   Mountains in Scripture are so significant, they represent hope, comfort, and salvation.  The Psalmist David said”I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”  They gave him hope. They also gave him comfort.  Psalms 125:2 says, “As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord…

  • Alaskan Silver,  Serials

    Alaskan Silver The Prize

    Hinkle fired three times, he was sure at least one of his bullets had found his target. Sanders said not to get to close, so he couldn’t do anymore. He had to trust Larkin to get it, so Hinkle ran. Larkin had used the excuse of a delivery to get into the house. Sanders had thought of everything. They would know the box was empty later, but not before Larkin retrieved the prize. The Frenchman had betrayed Sanders, now Sanders was going to make him pay through the nose. Larkin grabbed the deed, while pretending to check the Frenchman’s pulse. He was still alive, and Strand was back in play.…

  • Inspirational Collections

    A Gentle God

    A gentle God stands in a turbulent world, fighting for His children. He is a warrior, with strong hands, and a tender heart. With the power to shout commands, He kindly whispers reassurances to us. This life is filled with complications, troubles we don’t expect, or understand. We get so caught up in comprehending them, that we fail to look to Him. The Savior who loved to the cross and back, through Death, Burial, and Resurrection for us. Instead of pondering the blackness of this world, let us seek His light. Jesus is reaching through His Church to the hurting. He is loving, lifting, and leading. In a blackened world…

  • Alaskan Silver,  Serials

    Alaskan Silver Two Hit Men

    St Louis read the note again. It wasn’t the name he had expected, so his plans had to change. His cover as a Hit man was still in tact, now St Louis had to walk the tightrope. He had to appear to either murder the man, or attempt to, as his contacts saved the person. St Louis had to make sure everyone was kept safe, but the name on the note would make that much harder. Meanwhile a woman who thought she would never laugh again, was setting in a hospital wheel chair as three wolves played at her feet. Estelle was laughing at Pin telling her about the three…

  • Inspirational Collections,  Uncategorized

    The Equipment Of Life

    Drilling for oil, mining for gold, or diving for pearls all involve much more than a pay off. Perseverance, hard work, and equipment are needed to harvest precious things from the earth. This isn’t a blog just about being tenacious and committed, it’s about the tools we use. I mentioned three areas that involve specialized materials to perform a task. I’d like to share three ways we can use them to bring good out of trials. The first is our Faith. Hardship, bad days, and curve balls irritate me, but it’s in those moments that we have the greatest opportunity to make a difference. To do this, we must keep…