Sunday Snowstorm Thankfulness

Accuweather snip from their website We in eastern Oklahoma are hunkering down for very cold temps and lots of snow. I am about to burst with thankfulness, though, and I want to say why. Graphic by Mary Findey Thankful for my hubby. He braves all kinds of conditions to drive his truck and earn a … Continue reading Sunday Snowstorm Thankfulness

Confronting Cancel Culture

CC BY-SA 3.0 Gina Carano by Gage Skidmore Created: 11 July 2015 from Wikipedia For a long time I didn't really know how to begin to express my thoughts on this "new" phenomenon of Cancel Culture. So many of my believing friends have expressed outrage and intent to boycott over the latest example, that of … Continue reading Confronting Cancel Culture

“Gorilla Glue Girl” or Sad Bad World?

from an article: https://www.eastidahonews.com/2021/02/this-woman-used-gorilla-glue-instead-of-hair-spray-she-ended-up-in-the-hospital/ If you live under a rock and haven't heard about this, there is a woman who ran out of her hairspray, which is regrettably called "Got2B Glued," and grabbed a can of spray on Gorilla Glue. If I understand the story right, after a month she realized the glue was not … Continue reading “Gorilla Glue Girl” or Sad Bad World?

Commentary on the Arc of the Scythe series

Photo of Neil Schusterman © 2013 Larry D. Moore. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons. I started reading Scythe by Neil Schusterman because I am a paraprofessional and the 9th grade English class I sit in on was to study it. I have to admit I got caught up in the … Continue reading Commentary on the Arc of the Scythe series

We started a Podcast! Post by Mary C. Findley

If you’ve taken a look around the new website design, you’ve noticed a couple of tabs that don’t have any entries under them yet. One of those is “Podcast.” Most people know what a podcast is. When I started figuring that out, one thing I learned is that content and length vary a LOT. I … Continue reading We started a Podcast! Post by Mary C. Findley

There’s Always Dust When You Move — And a New Release! Post by Mary C. Findley

dusty fingers snapping In the course of redesigning the blog, we chose to make do with less storage space. In the course of clearing out space to make way for new content and posts, some old images have been removed from blog posts written in the past. We hope you'll excuse the absence of some … Continue reading There’s Always Dust When You Move — And a New Release! Post by Mary C. Findley

Radiocarbon Equilibrium – Post by Michael J. Findley

Editor’s note: This post is a partial examination of the article cited below. One of the authors, Ken Wolgemuth, gave Findley a PDF copy of the article with a request for comment. The article is written from an Old Earth Creationist (OEC) point of view. Findley comments on the Old Earth 14C dating suppositions and … Continue reading Radiocarbon Equilibrium – Post by Michael J. Findley

His Sign 2: The Ezra Solution — New Release!

December of 2018 I released a different kind of short novel called His Sign: The Wait Is Over. I created it as a modern allegory, fictional, but intending to convey spiritual truth. I was kind of getting tired with the popular Nephilim obsession. His Sign: The Wait Is Over But, in the interest of giving … Continue reading His Sign 2: The Ezra Solution — New Release!

Mapped Out Murders Ready for Readers

Sarah Groben is an LAPD Homicide detective and a pastor's wife. She's got six murders she wants to solve by Sunday. Members of a fledgling group for 10-40 window transplants seeking Christianity are being killed. A Muslim charity interested in better relations with Americans seems to be connected by the death of a former financial … Continue reading Mapped Out Murders Ready for Readers

Alpha/Beta Readers Wanted for Mapped Out Murders

I am requesting readers and helpers for my first contemporary “how will they catch them” murder mystery, Mapped out Murders, which is also to some extent a police procedural. I have completed a draft of almost 74,000 words and have the basic story, characters, and steps in the process mostly the way I want them. … Continue reading Alpha/Beta Readers Wanted for Mapped Out Murders

12 Days of Christmas: Authors want to meet readers and give you stuff!

Don't let Christmas shopping get you down! You don't have to get out of those fuzzy slippers to find great books and get to know great authors waiting to meet you! Please join us starting Monday December 10th and continuing through December 21st. Every day you can see what authors are up to. You could … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas: Authors want to meet readers and give you stuff!

Mapped Out Murders: a NaNoWriMo Project by Mary C. Findley

  My NaNoWrimo project for this year is called Mapped Out Murders. NaNoWriMo, by the way, is a project to write at least 50,000 words on a new novel project during the month of November. You need to write a little under 1700 words a day to reach that goal. I won’t tell you how … Continue reading Mapped Out Murders: a NaNoWriMo Project by Mary C. Findley

What Is the Best Way to Learn What Your Opponent Believes? — post by Michael J. Findley

In answer to a Quora question: What's the best way to learn the opposing side's arguments when it comes to politics? What is best varies from person to person. I read Plato’s Republic, then acquired an audio version to listen to it many times. Rather than the Communist Manifesto, Plato is the real foundation of the left. … Continue reading What Is the Best Way to Learn What Your Opponent Believes? — post by Michael J. Findley

We Respect Your Privacy but Have to Share What’s New and What’s Free!

Privacy Notice: This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for elkjerkyforthesoul.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following: What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared. What choices are available to you … Continue reading We Respect Your Privacy but Have to Share What’s New and What’s Free!

Music In The Early Church — post by Michael J. Findley

Jesus and the disciples attended Jewish synagogues and temple worship. These services included stringed, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. The book of Psalms was the hymn book of the second temple. After finishing the Passover meal they sang a hymn, presumably not a Psalm, and presumably without instruments, before walking across the Kidron Valley to … Continue reading Music In The Early Church — post by Michael J. Findley

Why I am, For Now, Staying on Facebook — post by Michael J. Findley

Friends, other people; it really is that simple. If I could, I would leave. But the people I like and often love are not on these other sites. These are people I trust. Friends who supply better news links than the MSN, better sports analysis than ESPN, funny animal videos, wacky UFO/paranormal humor, touching military … Continue reading Why I am, For Now, Staying on Facebook — post by Michael J. Findley

Thoughts on Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time — post by Michael J. Findley

Thoughts on Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time (from one who has not seen the movie) after just re-reading the book. I personally believe that Disney did us a favor by removing all mention of God from the movie version. The name Jesus is only mentioned one time in the book, and in that instance … Continue reading Thoughts on Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time — post by Michael J. Findley

I Never Win Anything — by Mary C. Findley

"I've never won anything!" You know you've said it yourself. So have I. But yesterday I won something. My newly-published novella, His Sign: The Wait Is Over, won an award from Radiqx Press's Reality Calling: Christian Fiction. Peter Younghusband and David Bergsland both read and review Christian fiction, especially in the Speculative genre, for redemptive qualities. … Continue reading I Never Win Anything — by Mary C. Findley

Working With Your Own Hands — Post by Michael J. Findley

Here's a video version of this post. https://youtu.be/uicQSmILvs4 The Law and the teachings of Jesus allowed for 3 classes: business owner (such as shepherds), hireling, and slave. In reality, there were other classes such as politicians, professional soldiers, and destitute poor people who were not slaves. Though not an exhaustive list, the Law, Proverbs, the … Continue reading Working With Your Own Hands — Post by Michael J. Findley

Actual Dates and 14C Dates — Michael J. Findley

Please forgive the oversimplification. But radiocarbon dating, like all radiometric dating, begins with assumptions (beliefs, paradigm) and uses those beliefs as proofs of dates. Science is the accurate examination of the evidence. The evidence of radiocarbon in the remains of organism which were once alive does not produce a date. It produces a 14C:12C ratio. … Continue reading Actual Dates and 14C Dates — Michael J. Findley