Fear and Loathing

“For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.” 1 Thess. 5:5 A year before I received Christ as my Savior, I was hospitalized in a U.S. Army psychiatric ward.  My uniform was replaced with the distinctive attire of a mental patient.  Ironically, I’d been attached to the […]

The Lady and the Knight in Shining Armor

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Eph. 4:32 “It’s unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn’t have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They are kinder.” Emma Thompson She has nailed down a thought here.  It is only a starting point, […]

Tough Love: The Ragamuffin Gospel, An Excerpt

The Ragamuffin Gospel  by Brennan Manning Tough love is a love that won’t let go. Sometimes, it has to be ‘velvet on an iron fist’. It is caring enough not to be manipulated or controlled. The truth must be spoken— and spoken in love. The best thing I could do is to let Mr. Manning […]

The Man Called Cash

My favorite musical artist of all time is Johnny Cash. You will find frequent mention of him on my blog, Linda Kruschke’s Blog. There are only a handful of his songs that I don’t like. Of course, I love all the gospel music he recorded. But I also love everything from Cry, Cry, Cry to […]