He (King Saul) came to the sheep pens along the way; a cave was there, and Saul went in to relieve himself. David and his men were far back in the cave. The men said, "This is the day the Lord spoke of when he said to you, 'I will give your enemy into your hands for you to deal with as you wish.'" Then … Continue reading the story "To Sin or Not To Sin"
Monthly Archives for November, 2012
"He thought they all looked joyous, and he was angry with them. But he could not, you cannot, read the lot of those who daily pass you by in the street. How do you know the wild romances of their lives; the trials, the temptations they are even now enduring, resisting, sinking under?" ~ Elizabeth Gaskell in her novel Mary Barton My husband likes to inform people that … Continue reading the story "How Could They?!"
Hello, my name is Samantha and I am an Anglophile. I have a desire to visit England that is almost painful. Combine that with the fact that I am also an incurable bibliophile and history nerd and you have me, someone who probably knows more about the history of England than most of the people who live there. My husband has referred to this unfulfilled … Continue reading the story "First World Problems"
"If I'm going to Hell, at least I know all my friends will be there!" Have you ever heard anyone brush off the idea of eternal damnation this way? I have, and I'll be honest, I've not been sure how to respond to it. I'm ashamed to say it has been one of those smile-and-nod moments when I decide there's nothing more I can say. I am … Continue reading the story "All My Friends Will Be There!"
The following is my article from the November 2012 issue of the Edwardsburg Voice. I remember my grandparents’ house up on Mullet Lake in northern Michigan where many of my best childhood memories were made. The wonder and joy of spending time at the lake is something that many of us cannot find another experience to compete with. We caught fireflies and minnows, tipped each … Continue reading the story "Five Things Nobody Tells You About Living on the Lake"