spiritual life

Can't get there from here?

“It is easier to cross a burning bridge with God than a safe highway with the devil.” Matshona Dhliwayo, African-Canadian philosopher This bridge is coming down right now -- leading to a bit of crazy town on every other road in my city. When you live in a land of mountains and rivers, transportation can… Continue reading Can't get there from here?

books, writing

The story behind the new book

This suspension bridge -- the oldest of such in the world -- is in the opening scene of my new book, "Suspended Aggravation." It will release one chapter at a time beginning Feb. 2. Watch for links on this site for a free weekly read. Hey, blog friends! In preparation for my new book's Feb.… Continue reading The story behind the new book

spiritual life

Has our bloodthirsty world left us anemic?

“All crosses had their tops cut and became T's. There was also a thing called God.” Aldous Huxley, Brave New World When Helena, mother of Roman Emperor Constantine, traveled from Caesarea to Jerusalem in the early AD 300s, the ink on the Edict of Milan was barely dry. In theory, the document provided respite and… Continue reading Has our bloodthirsty world left us anemic?

recipes, spiritual life

The road to swell is NOT paved with recipe substitutions

"This is my advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun” Julia Child, master chef Notice that Queen Julia didn't advise tinkering with recipes. Really tinkering. Which I do. Often with wild recipe substitutions. Sometimes it works brilliantly. Sometimes it fails. Other… Continue reading The road to swell is NOT paved with recipe substitutions

books, spiritual life

‘Grand Exit’ 99 cents NOW

A quick reminder, my e-book Making a Grand Exit: Biblical Answers to Our Fear of Dying, is available for 99 cents on Amazon as of now. This sale price ends midnight PDT (California time) on Thursday (April 18). Learn more here. It can be downloaded to Kindles, smart phones and other devices. A quick peek? Grand… Continue reading ‘Grand Exit’ 99 cents NOW