Who is God? – “I AM WHO I AM”

A Christian Essay by Jackie Houchin Who am I? Who are YOU? We humans define ourselves in relation to other people, places, and things. I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a wife, a mother, a grandmother. I am a homeowner, a neighbor, a Little Free Library curator. I am a believer, a member…

Our Aging Woes and God’s Faithfulness

An Essay by Jackie Houchin  From head to toes Are my body’s woes. But my spirit knows– That it’s blessed and beneficial. For where God’s discipline goes Repentance, then forgiveness Are what His “rod” bestows. I might never have thought To lean on God, were it not For these annoying and debilitating foes. — me…

I’m a Kid of the Creator!

a Truth Whimsie by Jackie Houchin   I’m a Kid of the Creator! A Whimsey by Jackie Houchin What traits and likenesses have you inherited from your parents? Maybe a certain shaped nose or build, your height (or lack of), your skin, hair, eye color, a musical or artistic talent, an interest in mechanics or…

July #WordPrompt – PLAY

by Jackie Houchin For July the WordPress monthly #WordPrompt is PLAY.  Bloggers are to use the prompts as starting points for whatever they want to create to publish a new post. Here’s mine. Many things come to mind when we see the word PLAY.  A person can play games, play instruments, act in a play, play the…

Christian Essay: How We Ought to Pray

  An Essay by Jackie Houchin, based on Luke 18:1-8, ESV. In Luke 18:1-8, Jesus told a story illustrating how we ought always to pray and not lose heart. It seems that in a “certain city” there was a judge who didn’t fear God or respect people. There was also a widow-woman in need (widows…

A Walk in The Forest; a Cautionary Tale

A short essay by Joan M.   “I like to walk in the forest alone because I can walk as far as I want without anyone telling me to slow down or take a rest. Sometimes I will sit quietly under a tree and watch the small animals scamper around me. Chipmunks chase each other over…

June #WordPrompt – OPEN

An Essay by Jackie Houchin For June the WordPress monthly #WordPrompt is OPEN.  Bloggers are to use the prompts as starting points for whatever they want to create to publish a new post. Here’s mine. “Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.” says the LORD to Israel in Psalm 81:10b A few months ago,…

May #WordPrompt – STRONG

An Essay by Jackie Houchin   WordPress has recently introduced the Monthly #WordPrompt feature. For May the #WordPrompt is STRONG. Bloggers are to use that prompt as a starting point for whatever they create, be it writing, art, photography, etc. to publish a new post. Here’s mine.   What do you think of when you…

A Dot, a Period, a Full Stop

a whimsy by Jackie Houchin   Whatever you call it, it means ‘the end’. We use them to tell readers they’ve come to the end of a sentence. They can perhaps take a breath now before going on if they’ve been reading aloud. Or glance at their watch, or the TV commercial that’s ending, or…