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Spirit of Detroit

Considered the symbol of Detroit, the 26-foot bronze statue sculpted by Marshall Fredericks in 1958 is one of Detroit’s most easily identifiable landmarks. The monument named the Spirit of Detroit is located in downtown Detroit at the base of Woodward Avenue, across from the GM Renaissance Center. Commissioned in 1955 for […]

The Perfect Getaway

Psalm 27 from The Message Light, space, zest—     that’s God! So, with him on my side I’m fearless, afraid of no one and nothing. When besieged, I’m calm as a baby. When all hell breaks loose, I’m collected and cool. I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his […]

The Mercy Factor

We’ve all known someone with that special talent or quality that makes them stand out. Think NFL QB Tim Tebow, NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino or Scottish singer Susan Boyle. It’s referred to as the x factor: an indescribable quality or a noteworthy special talent that sets them apart. […]

How’s Your Spidey Sense?

Half asleep, coffee in hand, I opened my front door early one summer morning to check the weather. While observing my pretty garden, I robotically stepped outside when I jerked back reflexively. There he hung … in all his blackness, red beady eyes glistening in the sunlight. One creepy spider […]

Man on Fiery Steed Dream

Ever have a dream so vivid that you awaken afraid? Yes, nightmares will scare the heck out of us, but I’m talking a dream you cannot shake. Getting out of bed and going about your day is not enough. Visual images that demand a response. In September, 2014 I had […]

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. A big thank you to my readers who have visited here and encouraged me with your comments. One of my goals for 2015 is to post more regularly – four times monthly (or once a week). Through […]

Divine Exchange

God became flesh so that I could become spirit. My pastor, Tim Franklin, Ph.D. spoke this phrase during a December 2013 sermon. This truth struck me like an arrow. Simple, yet profound. The mystery of the incarnation boiled down to nine evergreen words. And the Word became flesh and dwelt […]