A Personal Thanksgiving Message

My sanctuary is barren on this tranquil day for the winter cold has taken its toll on our summer blooms. But even so, it feels good to sit outside and reflect on another year almost gone. It’s Thanksgiving, and I…

It Smells Like Christmas!

Oh, the sweet smell of Christmas! As it stimulates the sensory buttons, it also expands the visible waistline, but who cares, right? It’s the holidays, and it’s time to bake the best foods of the season – cookies (defined as…

Let the Heavens Dance

Ascending into the heavens, high above the moon and stars, I can hear my Father, at a glance, calling out your name. The crowd forms and I mingle amongst them searching for the only one who's ever truly loved me.…

“Failure Is Not An Option”

“With a tear in his eye and a broken voice reflecting his soul, no man should ever have to crawl out of the depths of that which he has found himself in.” ~~Dana Bicks~~ Steady at the helm, I insisted,…

Dust Off Your History Book

Recently, on social media, I read a post which sparked many emotions. This man, an apparent atheist, commented, "many founding fathers were atheists. This country was not built on religion”. I am setting out to discredit his ill-fated theory so…

ArtistFirst Radio Interview

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Inoculate Hate

At this moment, let’s imagine what the world would be like if we could inoculate hate and evil from the earth. Think of the lives we would save! A world where everyone would live together; no fathom, no harm, only…

Rap Sheet

In the dawn's early morn, the pain of yesterday's yearnings claim a broken spirit’s aches. Our skeletons hang in mirrored closets as we armor ourselves against prosecutions. Oh, the stories our hearts and souls could tell, for no one is…

Characters and Actors

It’s the third week of August, and our cooler weather is so out of character for Arkansas. Even a nearby chameleon notices the change. He lays in the flowers changing colors so as not to be seen by enemies. I…

Where the Milestone Starts

My thoughts run wild as an acquaintance tells stories, squandering the paths led to by God, of brothers in Christ. I’ve sat amongst those groups of finger pointing who is always asking, what gives you the right. Speaking for myself,…

Now Hiring!

There comes a time in life when we seek to find an inkling of a message, perhaps a tiny bit of hopeful inspiration. Some search the stars, some search scripture. There are a few answers, though, so blatant you have…

Unrehearsed

As day breaks, I meander my way through the carved paths few traveled along the mountainsides. Thousand of years ago, God arrived and planted trees to hold the hillside, and His flowers bloomed adding to the beauty of nature. A…

United We Should Stand

I’m looking forward to attending a fifty-year high school class reunion soon. Together we will gather, once again, from different walks of life. We began as one student body at a tender age and played hard, but eventually, we spread…

So Misunderstood!

Written by Anne L. Bicks, Editor It’s a breakdown in communication; a text completely misinterpreted, perhaps to ease a conscience and conform with desires. How many of us spew a bible verse to defend our actions yet we’re not able…

Jesus, John, and Paul – Amen!

I told my wife I felt as if I am starting off in the middle of this blog, with no beginning nor an end. It all began with research on questions plaguing my brain about the simple word, amen. For…