• Ecclesiastes 10:3: Ten things like folly

    A Little Folly “Dead flies putrefy the perfumer’s ointment, And cause it to give off a foul odor; So does a little folly to one respected for wisdom and honor” ( Eccl. 10:3). My house sparkled. The floor spread before me, spotless, nary a speck of dust lay on my highly polished furniture, and sunlight sparkled …[ read more ]

  • Ecclesiastes 9:7-10: How Can You Seize Life?

    Dress festively…don’t skimp on scarves 7 Seize life! Eat bread with gusto, Drink wine with a robust heart. Oh yes — God takes pleasure in your pleasure! 8 Dress festively every morning. Don’t skimp on colors and scarves. 9 Relish life with the spouse you love Each and every day of your precarious life. Each …[ read more ]

  • Anger and Fool’s Bosoms

    Angry Talk (Comic Style) (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) “Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap (bosom NKJ) of fools” ( Eccl 7:9, NIV) At work, things went awry. Badly. Filling in as a long-term substitute teacher for a friend, I discovered I didn’t have enough books to teach the proposed …[ read more ]

  • Blog Tour: My book

    Here’re a few things writerly about me. Once you read them, visit the other blogs and learn more. 1. What is the working title of your book? My latest contemporary is called Threefold Cord. 2. Where did the idea come from for the book? It started out as a romance of a couple who married …[ read more ]

  • Better the Rebuke of the Wise: Eccl. 7:6

    “It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise than for a man to hear the song of fools. For like the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool” Eccl. 7:6 I recently started a new novel. Writing on a roll, I had a dynamic opening: fire, poverty, …[ read more ]