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7 05, 2021

WRITING – THE GREAT REVEALER

By |2021-06-03T14:58:58-07:00May 7th, 2021|Blog|

As an author, I have learned that writing is a most revealing craft, not just to the reader, but also for the author. Consuming the message of a story may fill the reader with insights for their own life, but you may also find yourself peering into the heart of the author’s own soul.  If that sounds a little backwards, it probably is. But, for [...]

31 03, 2021

FRAGRANT MOMENTS AND MEMORIES

By |2021-05-18T17:16:06-07:00March 31st, 2021|Blog|

Did ya ever have a moment of curious inspiration and wonder—wonder that asks if it was your imagination, or if there’s a logical explanation for what happened? Well, just yesterday morning I had one of those. I was out on my patio spending some time in prayer, when it happened. A sweet fragrance suddenly wafted by. Funny, it wasn’t there when I first came out. I sat [...]

2 02, 2021

THE RIGHT VOICE

By |2021-02-02T14:28:12-07:00February 2nd, 2021|Blog|

Don’t know about you, but with all the voices in our world that are clamoring for our attention these days, I’m finding it harder and harder to find my way through the din of noise. Even the joy of singing in my church choir was getting drowned out by all the Covid 19 restriction noise——"Wear a mask, keep your distance and only sing virtually, blared [...]

16 10, 2020

The Joy of Creation

By |2020-10-18T18:14:01-07:00October 16th, 2020|Blog|

The joy I receive every time I create something is an amazing gift that I cherish. When we create beauty through art, music or any other medium, we get to use our hands, hearts, souls, and spirits to honor the great creator who placed that particle of DNA within us. Likewise, when we destroy beautiful creations of art, literature, or music, we are vandalizing evidence [...]

6 08, 2020

His Eye On The Sparrow

By |2020-08-28T11:08:30-07:00August 6th, 2020|Blog|

You’ll never believe what a little bird told me just a few days ago. Have you ever gazed up at a flock of birds sailing across the sky? Or do you listen to their lilting songs letting the music lift your spirit? It's something I do often especially during this season of Coved-19 lockdown. Observing them blesses me and reminds me of God's awesome and infinite [...]

14 12, 2019

Book Signing & Donation

By |2019-12-14T14:15:52-07:00December 14th, 2019|Blog|

Iris will be signing her new children's book "Moriah's Wings" at the $5 BOOKSTORE at: 2880 A Cochran Street, Simi Valley on Saturday December 21st from 2—5PM. Stop by and get one as a gift or bring one you've purchased online, so she can sign it. She will also have some of her other books, "Fresh Eyes: Seeing God in the Unexpected" on hand to [...]

23 09, 2019

THE BEST PRESERVATIVE

By |2019-09-20T15:45:13-07:00September 23rd, 2019|Blog|

Have you ever purchased a loaf of bread that didn’t stay fresh for more than a day or two? If so, there’s a good chance it’s because it didn’t have any preservatives in it. It occurs to me that sometimes our faith can be like that too. Our enthusiasm may get a little stale. We may walk for years with strong unwavering faith, then suddenly [...]

9 02, 2019

CONTINUOUS CREATION

By |2019-04-06T05:27:10-07:00February 9th, 2019|Blog|

Was God’s creation of the universe a stagnant unchanging event? I think not. Evidence clearly points to an ever-changing creation of all things. Scientists marvel at the ongoing changes and evolutions of creation and the universe as they observe and examine it. Yet even their own theories and statements of “fact” are a voluminously changing field of speculations and findings. The more they discover, the [...]

23 06, 2018

The Classiest Reunion of All

By |2019-04-06T05:25:36-07:00June 23rd, 2018|Blog|

Recently my husband and I went to my 50th high school class reunion. Although I graduated from a California school, the reunion was held in Las Vegas Nevada. At first, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go. I hadn’t kept up with any of my classmates except for Margaret, who wasn’t able to attend. The only reunions I’d attended over the years were my 10th and [...]

6 01, 2018

Heavenly Voices

By |2018-03-08T19:52:29-07:00January 6th, 2018|Blog|

As someone who has always loved music and occasionally belts out a ballad or two, the idea of singing praises to God for eternity hits a good note with me. Recently a discussion came about at a Bible study I attend. We were talking about worship and praise and someone commented that she thought only singing was true worship. Now, truly we know that music [...]

4 07, 2016

His Immeasurable Love

By |2018-03-08T20:26:12-07:00July 4th, 2016|Blog|

They call states like Montana and Wyoming God’s country and fittingly so. After spending two weeks in Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, my husband and I were awe-struck with the beauty God displays there. His creation wraps itself around every road’s bend, spills down every waterfall into rivers and lakes below. The rivers rush onward aiming to quench its demanding and lush thirst to full [...]

12 03, 2016

But For The Joy…

By |2018-03-09T16:43:21-07:00March 12th, 2016|Blog, Poetry|

Spring is nearly here and Easter is just around the corner. It is my favorite time of year. As color blooms its way through the rain softened ground and emerges with new life, we can’t help but sense the hope that springs forth with it. As our eyes behold the beauty that has been hidden for months, we realize just how dull things have looked [...]

14 12, 2015

Neglecting the Signs

By |2018-03-09T16:43:31-07:00December 14th, 2015|Blog, Poetry|

Hebrews 13:2, Hebrews 12:12-13, Hebrews 13:16 How many times have we all found ourselves driving along a road or highway daydreaming and in an instant we lose sight of where we are or where we are going? We’ve all missed a sign or turn and took an unplanned route as a result of our inattention. Our own personal distractions, foggy spiritual focus as well as [...]