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A Treacherous Topic part 2

I found no records of general concern to humanize the laws governing slavery. For the most part, the ruling class agreed slaves had no personal rights apart from those granted by their masters. This…

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A writing journey: inspiration

I can't pinpoint the exact moment in my life when inspiration struck, and I knew I had to drop everything and write. Many writers say they knew they wanted to be an author the first time they picked…

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Treacherous Topic part 1

When we attempt to relate to another culture, especially one existing over 2500 years ago, confusion, bewilderment, and in the case of slavery, rage is bound to happen. The culture of slavery is an…

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If you eat with your fingers you might be a Roman.

In my murder #mystery novel “Obedient unto Death,” I needed to describe a formal Roman dinner. I have watched movies portraying Roman dinner parties, but watching and writing about them are two…

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Providence – God’s Plan for Me

I have lost count of the times I have been astounded and amazed by God’s providence. I keep saying I should record all the miracles that have transpired, the “coincidences,” the “I can’t believe it”…

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A Most Appreciated Bible Verse

At this juncture of life, Psalm 46:10 is the verse I find myself turning to again and again for reassurance, advice, and focus. “Be still, and know that I am God...” (KJV) This advice was front and…

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How to Be in the Flow and Create Something Beautiful

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun rays falling on my body. Usual morning…

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Faith musings

I am sad today. A young hummingbird flew into our house yesterday, and the situation did not end well. We have cathedral ceilings, and it flew straight up to the 16-foot-high peak and stayed there.

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