A Women’s Event and a Blessing!

Paintings by Carlene Wallace (on the right is the landscape scene mentioned below). I've got my eye on the Prairie Chickens on the left. Aren't the colors beautiful? Over the weekend I gave a talk at a small church women’s event at Trinity Baptist Church, Tulsa, OK. The organizers invited three speakers. One is a …

A Warm Heart — A Very Short Story by Mary C. Findley

Image of female EMT from Depositphotos “Whoa. Your hands are cold.” Eric Morrow winced. “Sorry. Sorry.” The EMT shoved her hands inside her jacket. Eric tried to smile through his grimace of pain. “I guess that’s pretty petty of me, complaining about your cold hands, Erin,” He whispered, reading her ID badge as she went …

What My Daughter’s Cat Is Teaching Me

Some people are dog people. Some are cat people. I am both, but for many years we have had only cats because we have so many outside the home responsibilities and cats are better with being home alone. For eight years I rode in a semi with my hubby around the 48 states and Canada …

To Glorify God — Post by Michael J. Findley

Westminster Shorter Catechism: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:14 Let your light shine before people in such a way that they will see your good actions and glorify your Father in …

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 …

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 …

Ring in the New — Post by Mary C. Findley

Happy New Year from Findley Family Video Publications! Welcome to our updated and upgraded blog. You will find some new images and videos. We also now have no ads and our own domain, elkjerkyforthesoul.com. A little less to type, or to copy and paste. A little more to make things simpler and clearer, we hope. …

A “To God” List

Here's a video version of this post. https://youtu.be/uicQSmILvs4 Yesterday in our Sunday school class we were talking about the true meaning of the Sabbath. Some people believe the Sabbath is obsolete because it was part of the law. But Jesus kept the Sabbath, and never said we shouldn't. He often said, however, that the Sabbath …

English Only, Please! But …Post by Mary C. Findley

I work at a major retailer and try to provide customer service to many people from other countries setting here in the United States. I don't know their legal status and that isn't what this post is about. I do believe people should enter their chosen country legally and that they should learn the language of …

Even I Can Use Instagram — Post by Mary C. Findley

I haven't written an actual "writing" post for awhile. As I posted not too long ago, it's been a year of upheavals and little or no writing for me. Still, I have picked up a few ideas for writers in my stumbling, fuddy-duddy way, that might help. I tend to discover things other people have known and …

Rolling Along Through Breakdown and Blessing

I attended a church Book Club meeting last night and one of the icebreaker questions was "If your life was a book, what would the title be?" The title of this blog post is the one I came up with. Many readers know hubby has been an over-the-road truck driver off and on since 1998. Employment has …

Review Or Die! (Not you, the Reader — the Author)

It's a pain to write reviews. If I liked a book, I liked it. I don't need to review it. Maybe I'll tell some friends. Maybe I'll lend the book to someone else. And it sounds stupid to say, "This book was great! I loved it!" What good does that do anyone? Other readers don't …

Why Elk Jerky? — Post by Michael J. Findley

When I was a young teenager, a group of men from our church went elk hunting. They brought back some elk meat and gave it to my mother, brother, and I. It's tougher than bison or venison we were told. So my mother marinated it and turned it into jerky. It was a slow process, …

The End of Reason — Post by Michael J. Findley

Knowledge increases about fifteen percent per year. This flood of information and the ability to access this information has resulted in an almost complete breakdown in the ability to reason. There is more information available today than any time in earth's history, but what do we do with that information? No one has ever been …

Can You Change? Will You Change? — Post by Mary C. Findley

We love books. But we live in a semi truck. Yes. We live there, full-time, hubby and I. It's not one of those with a motor home setup. It has small storage spaces here and there, but we have to have clothes, food, tools, personal care supplies ,,, Not a lot of room for books. We have perhaps …