Daily Prompt

Daily Prompt: Celebrate Good Times

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Daily Prompt: Celebrate Good Times – ancestral feast

Back in 1988, my mother passed away on the 8th of December. I was only 30 and my children were seven, five and two years old.  I knew that they would never really know their maternal grandmother. It was sad enough to have lost my second parent at such a young age, but to not […]

Daily Prompt: State of Your Year

Daily Prompt: State of Your Year. This is an interesting prompt, because I usually do a yearly assessment around my birthday which I celebrated a few days ago. This past year has been one of intense personal scrutiny. I’ve deliberately worked on improving my relationship with God, and that has, in turn blessed my relationship […]

Daily Prompt: Morality Play

Daily Prompt: Morality Play. My morals come from my parents who received them from their parents and their grandparents and their great-grandparents, ad infinitum.  I am fond of saying that each of us is a compilation of all those in our family tree who came before us. Whether or not we profit from the lessons […]

Daily Prompt: Moment of Kindness

I had the privilege of taking care of my mother during the last few weeks of her life. The last week or so, she was unable to speak, but before that, I was there with her before any of my brothers and sisters came to be with her for her final days. One of the […]

the hour I first believed…

So many people who do not, or nor longer believe, talk about the hypocrisy of Christians. It’s the number 1 reason I’ve heard for why non-church goers don’t go.  Let me assure them; they aren’t wrong. Churches are full of hypocritical, lying, cheating sinners. Churches aren’t buildings. They are communities made up of flawed individuals […]

Daily Prompt: Four Stars

The scene opens as a 60 year-old white haired man is smiling in the center of the controlled chaos of a multi-generational family gathering. There are his three children and their spouses. There are 5 grandchildren, ranging in age from 6 ½ to three months. There are 2 dogs, Shi-Tzus, slightly overwhelmed and trying to […]