Hopeless to Hopeful?

I recently re-released my book “Whit’s End” to reflect that it can take a breakdown to get a breakthrough. In the front pages of this new edition, I included a sampling of Reader Comments from reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. Here’s one from Australia: “I found this book compelling and moving. I’m a start-and-stop reader Read More …

Mixed Goods?

Today in Genesis 40, I read about the outcomes of two dreams. In one, the dreamer pressed “ripe grapes” into Pharaoh’s chalice; in the other, the dreamer carried “all kinds of baked goods” in baskets on his head. To me, it was not surprising that the bearer of “wine” was pardoned by Pharaoh and allowed Read More …

Why Are We Jealous?

I have started collecting quotations in a Goodreads group called “Snippets That Inspire.” Today’s is written by Thomas Mann who magnificently describes beauty in this rather lengthy excerpt from “Joseph and His Brothers” which, to me, is a stunning reflection of an author just moving into an idea, just CRAWLING INTO a contemplation of it Read More …

A Second Stew?

This morning I read about Jacob deceiving his father into blessing him as the firstborn son instead of Esau, who actually was. When this is revealed, Esau has a conniption, raging because, he says, Jacob has taken away his birthright “these two times.” Lightbulb! Esau had already sold his birthright to his brother in trade Read More …

Mess Into Message?

It took 37 years before my life began to apart, and when it did, I found myself helpless and hopeless at my wits’ end. That’s when I first discovered GOD was right there, right there with me: in the mess, offering to lead me out of it, away from the idea that I am in Read More …