What Heavenly Ramparts Are in Your Life?

“Consider her ramparts; go through her palaces that you may tell it to the next generation.” Ps. 48:13 In biblical times the best cities were built on hills for protection. The city’s inhabitants strengthened their defenses by building a wall, or rampart, around the city. Marauders would have to ascend the steep hillside and pass... Continue Reading →

Mark Lowry Mixes Laughter and Christian Message

One of the privileges of writing stories for newspapers is the opportunity to interview celebrities. I’ve posted some of those stories here including Red Green from the Red Green Show and Bill and Gloria Gaither. Mark Lowry is another person I was thrilled to talk to via phone. He was on tour with a concert... Continue Reading →

Indiana Media Marketplace, Good Place to Learn about Indiana’s Gems

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Indiana Media Marketplace event in Indianapolis at the State Fair grounds. It was a great opportunity for someone like me who loves to write travel articles and blog posts about our great state to visit with people interested in the same thing. Representatives from Visitor Centers around... Continue Reading →

What Baked Goodie Will Mrs. Reusser Serve for Fabulous Friday?

It’s Fabulous Friday! That’s what I’ve named the day of the week when I take in a homemade baked item for the students of my middle school. I work in the library and have bribed several students to visit me during their lunch time or homeroom period with a baked good. It might be a... Continue Reading →

Caliente Restaurant’s Authentic Cuban Food Gains Rapid Following

One of the joys of writing is doing restaurant reviews for travel-oriented publications. Here is a review published on the Fort Wayne Insider blog in 2013. Dozens more of my blog posts about entertainment and fun experiences in Fort Wayne are published here: http://www.visitfortwayne.com ** My first experience with Caliente Restaurant, which may be the... Continue Reading →

Are You Sinking or Swimming Through Life?

And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:8, New American Standard Bible) Read Philippians 2:6-11 When my kids were small, I took them to swim lessons. Trained instructors demonstrated how to perform each stroke. But there was... Continue Reading →

One Thing Christian Singer TobyMac Would Change

One of the great things of being a freelance writer for a major daily newspaper like the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel is doing interviews with celebrities and singers. I had the opportunity and pleasure of interviewing TobyMac by phone for the News-Sentinel and also a story for Focus on Your Child, a magazine published by Focus... Continue Reading →

Pastor Lenny Stringer Preaches While Working Full-Time

“This church has a big heart to see people come to know Christ,” said Lenny Stringer, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Bluffton. “As a congregation, we want to care for people and build them as believers in God.” Stringer grew up in Seville, Ohio, near Cleveland. With training at Baptist Bible College in Springfield,... Continue Reading →

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