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Author Archives: lsimonds
Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’
“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7 This past Christmas Day, even though it was a lovely time spent … Continue reading
Posted in 2023 Comments Off on Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’
Rules of Engagement
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:34,35 … Continue reading
Posted in 2022 Comments Off on Rules of Engagement
Whose Side Are You On?
“And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth…” Acts 17:26 NKJV College football started this Labor Day weekend, and I watched the Arkansas Razorbacks battle the Rice Owls. … Continue reading
Posted in 2021 Comments Off on Whose Side Are You On?
The Long View
“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 14:12 NIV Begin with the end in mind. It’s common advice for crafting a story and even better advice for crafting a … Continue reading
Posted in 2021 Comments Off on The Long View
Nativity with a Capital N
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,And deep darkness the people;But the Lord will arise over you,And His glory will be seen upon you.The Gentiles shall come to your light,And kings to the brightness of your rising.Isaiah 60:2-3 About a year ago, … Continue reading
Posted in 2020 Comments Off on Nativity with a Capital N
Guest Post – Six Powerful Reasons to Love Fiction
It was Scout Finch who said standing on Boo Radley’s front porch was enough. Enough to permit her to do as her father, Atticus, had recommended. To climb into the skin of someone else—in this case, an aged-beyond-his-years recluse—and walk … Continue reading
I Love This Author’s Work, but….
On December 1, in celebration of my second novel’s release, Christian fiction author Chautona Havig posted a blog and podcast in which she permitted me to talk at length about my creative choices in All In, some of which have … Continue reading
In Search of Je Ne Sais Quoi
First and foremost, my heartfelt thanks to Blake Kimzey and Writing Workshops Dallas for inviting me to post on the WWD blog, where this appeared on November 30, 2020 My second novel, Stork Bite, released in November 2020, after eight … Continue reading
“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a fishing net that was thrown into the water and caught fish of every kind. When the net was full, they dragged it up onto the shore, sat down, and sorted the good … Continue reading
Posted in 2020 Comments Off on Indiscriminate God
“We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 New Living … Continue reading
Posted in 2020 Comments Off on Pandora’s Jar
Point of View
“This is like the days of Noah to me: as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, and will not rebuke … Continue reading
Posted in 2020 Comments Off on Point of View
“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:28-29 There’s a Thanksgiving tradition I’ve … Continue reading
Posted in 2019 Comments Off on #grateful