A Gifted Masterpiece

A Gifted Masterpiece

A Gifted Masterpiece The first time I saw a photo of this sculpture, I was amazed at the intricate beauty and marveled at the artistic skill of the sculptor, known as David d’Angers. His real name was Pierre-Jean David, and he was born in 1788 in the city of Angers in France. His impressive works are on display in a museum there. He was world-renowned for his beautiful creations, and in his day was commissioned for works by many countries. He even contributed to the Louvre and the Arc of...
The Crux of the Matter

The Crux of the Matter

Jesus wasn’t only a great man. He came for a purpose etched throughout eternity past and future. The ‘crux’ of his life was the cross. Crux means cross. A cross is a form that intersects itself. This was the intersection of God reaching to man, opening wide the long-promised door of fellowship and forgiveness. The shadow became clear. The mist of cryptic prophecies lifted away as Jesus hung on the cross, as the barrier of the temple veil was ripped by God himself from top to bottom. This was...
Remember, Mental Habits for Believers is on sale until Nov. 9

Remember, Mental Habits for Believers is on sale until Nov. 9

Just a quick reminder for you, in case you missed the date. Mental Habits for Believers: 28 Days to New Thought Patterns is on sale between November 2 and 9 for 99 cents in eBook format. I hope you’ll take advantage of this special sale and this special book, which can improve your outlook for the rest of your life. You are more accustomed to my fiction and to hear (read) me talking to you about characters, settings, or upcoming novels. I guess I’m primarily a fiction writer. But...
Balance for the Year Ahead

Balance for the Year Ahead

I hope you are staying warm wherever you are! It’s nippy and gray even here in N.C. Welcome! I want to give a sincere and warm welcome to those of you who recently joined my Kyle Hunter corner following a Blog Tour that featured my book, A Promise in Provence. The book was showcased on several Christian fiction websites. I’m so glad you’re here! I’m guessing you’re a distinguished reader who appreciates a good, inspiring book about imperfect characters with big dreams (and things to learn.)...
Election Reflection

Election Reflection

The other day as I was driving home from an errand, I saw political signs on every street corner. Most of them just bore the name of a candidate. One I liked said, “People, not politics,” but it was sponsored by a political party. It would be nice to see signs that endorse attitudes we should have instead of only endorsing a political party. I’m sure you’ll agree that politics in the US has gotten really nasty. We could use some prompting toward better attitudes (since we know after election...
Reflections at Christmas

Reflections at Christmas

Mary, a not-so-average teenager How would you react in Mary’s shoes? You’re a girl of about 14 told you’re pregnant, even though you’re engaged (and you know you’ve been a good girl.) Mary had been raised all her life with the hope of the Messiah’s arrival. She fully understood the honor she had received by being chosen to bear the Son of God. We might expect her to be fearful, embarrassed, to dread, to shun inconvenience. But her reaction contained none of these. Rather, her song of praise in...