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Proof: The Mystery of the Empty Tomb

July 2, 2024 publishing / writing 0 Comment

Hello friends. I am excited to receive the “proof copies” of my new book, The Mystery of the Empty Tomb. Those of you who have self-published already know the exhilaration of getting to this step in the self-publishing process. Of course, I am mortified to see all the typos and […]

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Humble Pie, Got the Recipe?

June 21, 2024 Blog / personal / politics / religion 0 Comment

Seems that as a species, we have lost the recipe for Humble Pie. The virtue of “humility” is the nutritional benefit of this confection and it has become a rare treat. I recall many years ago, in my twenties, when I was perfecting my position of righteousness and arrogance, I […]

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What is Truth?

What is Truth?

May 21, 2024 Blog / politics / religion / social media 0 Comment

What is Truth? In John 18: 33-38, Jesus is questioned by Pontius Pilate. He asked: “Are you the king of the Jews?” In His reply, Jesus explained to Pilate that His kingdom was not of this world. Jesus said to him: “You say that I am a king. For this […]

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Love Your Enemies

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Love your Enemies…and pray for those who persecute you. [Matthew 5:43-48] We read in the Bible, in Matthew 5:43-48, that Jesus spoke to His disciples and admonished them by explaining that it is easy to love your neighbor and hate your enemy, but to be children of God, you are […]

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Will there always be abortions?

May 4, 2024 abortion / Blog 0 Comment

Will there always be abortions? In the absence of a radical change of course, there will always be abortions because there will always be mothers who wish to kill their babies in the womb so that they can enjoy a better life and avoid the “burdens” of parenthood. Parenthood is […]

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CABRINI, A fiction

March 19, 2024 Blog / movie reviews / religion 0 Comment

The movie, CABRINI, was released by “Angel Studios,” and written by Rod Barr, who also wrote the script for Sound of Freedom movie. CABRINI, the movie, is about a fictional character named CABRINI, and I contend that it was only loosely based upon the life of Saint Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini, a CATHOLIC missionary nun. Yes, I feel we must say and emphasize the word “CATHOLIC” because the movie did not.

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Profanity. Not offended. Commanded.

Profanity. Not offended, commanded.

February 26, 2024 Blog / editing / faith testimony / profanity / religion / social media / writing 0 Comment

A podcast listener criticizes the use of profanity by the hosts, invoking religious scriptures to argue that vulgar language is ungodly and lowers discourse standards. The listener suggests editing speech for effectiveness rather than using profanity for emphasis, which is overused and unimpactful. They advocate for choosing media that align with one’s values, highlighting the importance of speaking respectfully in all facets of life.

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The Power of the F-Word, or not.

February 10, 2024 Blog / editing / social media / writing 0 Comment

Powerful language in writing and using vulgar slang swear words.

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The Parable of the Vicar and the King, Part II

December 12, 2023 Blog / faith testimony / parable / religion 0 Comment

Part II of the Parable of the Vicar and the King

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The Parable of the Vicar and the King (part 1)

December 3, 2023 Blog / parable / politics / religion 0 Comment

When weak leaders rule.

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Je ne sais pas

May 30, 2023 Blog / Memorial / military stories / movie reviews 0 Comment

“Je ne sais pas.” Translation from French to English: “I don’t know.” On Memorial Day, I watched the movie 1917. It was the second time I experienced this cinematic wonder. To say it is moving or poignant would not do the film justice. In fact, I have no words to […]

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The Parable of the Precious Ivy

March 3, 2023 parable / pro-life / writing 0 Comment

The Parable of the Precious Ivy by Julianne                                                                             Feb. 28, 2023 At that time, in the county of Yore in the country of Bairn, there lived the distinguished family of Alabaster Manor. They farmed one-hundred acres of fertile land primarily to grow grapes that were pressed and fermented to produce […]

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When I leave…

January 30, 2023 personal / poetry / religion 0 Comment

When I leave this earth,there will be silenceand unanswered questions.There will be regrets. There will be…apologies unexpressed,penance yet to be endured,unfinished books,friends left behind,loose ends. There will be tears overunmade beds,dirty laundry,many messes.There will be an empty roomwhere I once slept. There will be no more looking back,no more mending […]

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The Parable of the Ingrate, Part I

October 17, 2022 Blog / Christmas / parable / prayer / religion 0 Comment

Long ago, in the time of kings, there lived a benevolent royal named “Truth.” He ruled the land of Loveliness. The people of the land were mostly happy. They wanted for nothing, and most were peasants who toiled daily. They were farmers, carpenters, blacksmiths, and cooks. There were physicians and […]

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Conversations with the Holy Spirit

September 20, 2022 Blog / faith testimony / poetry / prayer / pro-life / religion 0 Comment

Are you naïve, God?To become a man bringing love and peace to us,Only to be crucified for healing and redeeming,if in You we trust? Are you naïve, God?to welcome we believers into the heavenly kingdom,where we will live with You in paradise,retaining our free will? Are you naïve, God?To think […]

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I moved.

September 6, 2022 news / personal 0 Comment

Two little words, “I moved” seem inadequate to express this life-changing experience. And it all happened so fast! Why did I move?Maybe it was the fall. In June, I woke one morning to a sharp pain in my back. I walked into the kitchen thinking it was a back spasm […]

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Desiring Heaven

May 24, 2022 faith testimony / personal / poetry 0 Comment

Don’t stand between me and Jesuswhen the end of my life comes.I want to travel swiftly,when my womanhood succumbs. Don’t breathe for me or prop me up,when my lungs begin to slow.I want to breathe in heaven’s scent.Please let my last breath go. Don’t stent my veins or pace my […]

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Waking with Words

April 22, 2022 Blog / personal / relationships / religion 0 Comment

Have you ever experienced this? I wake in the morning, open my eyes, and immediately, my mind engages. I think of something and I have no idea from where or from whom it comes. The thoughts have meaning.  Something I imagined? Something my mind was processing overnight and came to […]

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Parable of the Chickweed

Parable #2 The Parable of the Chickweed – all about the Consecration

March 24, 2022 Blog / prayer / religion 0 Comment

This Parable is all about the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Once there was a household governed by a King and his daughter.  The daughter was Queen of the household and she was very good. Her main concern was the health and happiness of the family […]

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March 8, 2022 Blog / news / politics / prayer / social media 0 Comment

This morning, as I arose to a glorious, warm, sun-filled day in Florida, I “treated” myself to a couple of videos on the diabolical purpose behind the vaccines and an exciting rant about “the war in Russia,” by a very popular host on Fox News. (I’d like to ask why […]

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Does the end justify the means?

January 6, 2022 abortion / faith testimony / politics / pro-life / relationships / religion 0 Comment

Does the end justify the means? Does the end justify any means? It’s an interesting question. When I meet a person who tends to lead with the heart, compassion rules over logic and all kinds of strange things can happen as a result of their decision-making. When I encounter one […]

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Was there a cat in Bethlehem?

December 1, 2021 Blog / Christmas / pets / poetry 0 Comment

Was there a cat in Bethlehem?With Christ the King who was born to them?The Holy Family lay the Babe in a manger,near ox and lamb and one small stranger. Nestled in the straw below His bed,where our Savior lay His sacred head,a kitten lived in this humble house,chasing one rude […]

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God in me.

November 5, 2021 abortion / Blog / pro-life 0 Comment

What I discovered on a walk in the park inspired me to write this poem for my new pro-life book (coming soon). See this link for scientific study referenced: LINK: Ventricular myocardium development and the role of connexins in the human fetal heart

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Parable #1 Conclusion: Quintessential Success

August 25, 2021 Blog / parable / religion 0 Comment

Parable #1: Please read PART 1 First: Under New Management Parable #1 Part 2: Conclusion: Quintessential Success In part 1, we met John, CEO of United Company, and his son, James. When we last saw John, he retired in despair and left his son James behind to go down with […]

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Modern Day Parables, #1, Under New Management

August 2, 2021 Blog / parable / politics 0 Comment

Modern Day Parables, #1, Under New Management A good man named John started United Company in the 1950s. He hired the best and the brightest.  He worked hard to create an open environment where employees could be heard and nurtured and developed.  As a team, they created and brought to […]

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Dear Herman Melville

May 12, 2021 Blog / book reviews / movie reviews / religion 0 Comment

To Herman Melville         Dear Mr. Melville,Thank you for writing the novel, Moby Dick. You were born over two hundred years ago and published your masterpiece, Moby-Dick, in 1851, when you were only 32 years old. What an accomplishment!  Like the writings of Shakespeare, your words are eternal and have no […]

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My reply to the “Compassionate Abortionist”

March 29, 2021 abortion / politics / pro-life 0 Comment

On March 16th, I wrote a “Letter to the Editor” in response to an article printed in the Herald Tribune. The article was written by Abortion provider, Dr. Sujatha Prabhakaran, identified by the editor as a “Guest Columnist.” The article was entitled: “Pregnant women need compassion, not cruel laws.” It […]

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Take the White Pill

March 22, 2021 faith testimony / politics 0 Comment

The movie, The Matrix, made popular the concept of taking the “Red Pill” or the “Blue Pill.” The matrix itself, of course, is posited as the life in which we live as slaves. Taking the “blue pill” allows us to cope within this matrix, believing what we see and accepting […]

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One Nation Under God

July 2, 2024 Blog / politics 0 Comment

As we celebrate our Independence Day on this July 4th, 2024, I am reminded of the phrase “One Nation Under God,” that we say when we recite the Pledge of Allegiance to flag of the United States of America with hands on our hearts. Written in August of 1892 by […]

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