Editing Jane Austen!?!

Jane Austen, review, Love and Friendship, film

A teen-aged Jane Austen wrote a novella that she never even titled, much less published herself. It’s been called Lady Susan, and now it’s been made into a movie, “Love and Friendship.” Austen is known for originating the romance novel. She really hit the sweet spot with readers ever since her brief career of 1811-1817.  […]

Why is this car grinning?

author Phyllis Wheeler discusses the family car, Monster

Monster the car is grinning. He thinks he won. I’ve been fighting with this car ever since we got him, nearly ten years ago. Took him home, and our mechanic discovered somebody had put antifreeze where the brake fluid ought to be. The car had that cheesy grin then too. Well, we got the antifreeze […]

Tag! You’re it!

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I agreed to be part of a blog hop, but I’ve decided to change the rules (because I don’t want to talk about myself right now). Let’s play tag! Blog tag! I’m tagging these inspirational writers’ blogs as places for you to explore and be blessed. And I hope those who receive this “tag” will […]

Conspiracy by Suzanne Hartmann, a review

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Conspiracy by Suzanne Hartmann, Book Two of Fast Track Thrillers Published 2014 by Oak Tara Publishers Genre: Christian thriller with sci-fi elements Joanne Van Der Haas discovers that her beloved boss George is accused of selling big-time secrets to the enemy. She struggles with the evidence, which looks airtight. But her gut tells her he’s […]

Christians can make a difference in a pagan culture

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In my last post I asserted that our culture is no longer Christian, and I expect you agree with me. Or perhaps you are surprised to hear me assert that because you are young enough to have no memory of a time when the culture did at least give lip service to Christian values and […]

What we learn from Joseph, Daniel, and Esther

My Bible study group just finished a study by Tim Keller examining what we can learn from Joseph, Daniel, and Esther about living in a pluralistic, or pagan, society. Let me point out that that is what we are living in now, so this was a very instructive study. Things have changed rapidly in the […]

What makes a strong marriage?

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I was pondering the question, what makes a strong marriage? What advice would I give someone just getting married? In fact I have been in a marriage that failed, and in one (lasting 27 years so far) that’s very sturdy and wonderful. So I have a frame of reference. Here’s my advice. If you have […]

Paul Wheeler’s mission trip report

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Our son Paul Wheeler, center, spent two weeks in New Caledonia, South Pacific, witnessing to fellow college students (including the two flanking him).  It was a mission trip with Jesus Film, Inc. Here’s an audio file of his report to our church: 2013-08-03-PaulWheeler_mission_trip_report

What are my idols?

A Bible study I am in has just finished the book of Judges. It’s a story of amazing degeneration, as the children of Israel live in the land of Canaan and soon forget or ignore the God who called them there. Of course the root cause of this forgetting is that the Israelites did not […]

Joseph tests his brothers

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My name is Joseph. I’m a very important man in Egypt now. I am amazed that God has put me here, so far from home, and given me the job of running this country, Egypt. The dreams I interpreted for Pharaoh told of seven years of lots of rain and therefore lots of food, and […]