, – spaces & margins

  By     G.P. Avants     “Because of the increase in wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this Gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world…then the end will come.”                                              Matthew 24: 12-14   Okay, you know the debate rages about reading a book and seeing the … Continue reading , – spaces & margins


“Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God.” Job 22: 26 Have you ever stopped and pondered about how a couple had the courage to first hold hands or share their first kiss? There is a giddiness that defines the early relationship that will never be the same, or can it? I have heard that relationships … Continue reading Giddinessness


         “He has made everything   beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes  3:11   I love learning other languages. I don’t have the time to be immersed into a culture or take a class, I just nibble as it were. I pick up words that sound interesting or have some significant meaning to them. Such is the title of this story. “Arumtumta” (arum-tum-taa) is … Continue reading Arumtumta

Trifecta Vs. Trifecta

The Human Race. We are all participating in this long distance race. It’s not a jog, or a sprint, it’s more accurately a grueling marathon. We all have to start it and finish it, no matter shape we are in. The question is, how do you run this race and what is your secret to finishing well? There are two sides that are watching your … Continue reading Trifecta Vs. Trifecta

These Boots Were Made for Walking

  “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.”                                                                 Romans 10:15   In Memory of Officer Lesley Zerebny   We walked on a dirt path to Lesley’s memorial. It was … Continue reading These Boots Were Made for Walking


        “and the peace of God, which trancends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”                              Philippians 4:7    (Dedicated to my wife, Laura. She lives out her faith daily in a stressful and imperfect world.)      Scrreech!      Crash! Crunch! OOOOOOOHHHHHHH! My aching back. Mommy, I’m Hungry. #@&#*%!!    Yikes! HELP! Hello, 911… BOOOMM! He’s dead, Jim. … Continue reading Ah…