Saturday, September 21, 2019

Patrick

Patrick is a Christian with more than 28 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.
Faith

An Unforgotten Moment

Sometimes, a simple moment can stick with us and never let go. For some reason, I'm thinking this evening about one of them...an incident that happened back in 7th grade. It's something I don't think I'll ever forget. We were in English class, and the teacher, Mrs. Jennings, was at...
FaithPet Peeves

More on Casual Sundays

A few posts back, I discussed the growing phenomenon called Casual Sundays, which I suggested shows a lack of respect in God's house. A fellow journal writer, whose own journal is on my list of regularly-visited sites, weighed in with an E-mail. I'll share a single paragraph from it: At...
Faith

‘Casual’ Sundays

I passed a banner hanging across a church's parking lot advertising "Casual Sundays" the same way a restaurant might advertise shrimp being added to an all-you-can-eat buffet. Apparently, putting on a tie is too much hassle for a visit to God's house. Throwing on a t-shirt and shorts isn't. In...
CrimeNews & Media

A Missing Family

I was reading the story about a young family missing for several days from their quiet town in Mississippi. Michael and Rebecca Hargon, both in their late 20's and their 4-year-old son, James Patrick, vanished on Valentine's Day from their home in Vaughan. Officially, it's a missing persons case. But...
Pet Peeves

Sonogram Pictures

Oh, the things that offend us... A writer consults "Miss Manners" today about the proper response to give someone who thrusts unsolicited sonogram photos at you with the expectation that you want to see the work-in-progress. "These photographs cause me to feel a little queasy," the writer states. Queasy? From...
FaithJournalism

Much Ado About a Movie

I was raised a Southern Baptist, and still consider myself one. I have no doubt that God is real and that he lives within me. I've watched with great interest and amusement the furor over Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion of the Christ. I find it more than a little...
Entertainment

What a Tangled Web…

I love this story!! The Associated Press reports that several authors were caught redhanded over the weekend unfairly inflating the reviews of their own books and those of colleagues and friends. The glitch apparently happened on Amazon.com's Canadian website. Amazon's online book store includes reviews of books, with space for...
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