Author Archives: Coach

About Coach

Retired, writing contemporary mystery series, Shiloh Saga. The first story is titled, "Jessie's Story".

Southern Fiction – Sanctuary, March release update

‘Time crept while I stirred and tossed in futile attempts to capture any semblance of actual sleep. Capitulation arrived shortly after four when I poured a cup of coffee and sat down in the living room…Okay Lord what are you trying to share with me?’ Theo Phillips, Main character Ch 20, pg. 169



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Avoid Conflict at the Crossroads

Who is willing to serve God seeking nothing in return? Is that not what God’s love with us reveals? …It is rare that anyone becomes so spiritually disciplined that they willingly release their “white knuckle grasp” upon their worldly treasures.



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True Comfort is Possible

Commit our hearts unto patience to find comfort and then engage the crucible rather than pursue pleasure.



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Sanctuary Sneak Preview

Theo and Liddy’s retirement dreams take a turn that could unravel both them and the idyllic life they and many others look for in Shiloh.



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Know Our Self to Know God

God created us in the image of himself. What would it serve to consult with another image of God? Have we not a unique knowledge of our creator within each of us?



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“Shiloh 1” reserved for the mayor!

All Southern Fiction offers vivid word imagery that bring its colorful characters and time-lost settings to life in the mind’s eye of the reader. Sanctuary is no exception.



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At the End GOD Waits

Beyond our full and fast paced lives, at the end of all things, the wisest thing we can hope to know is that God waits patiently for us.



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T M “Mike” Brown, Author Page

New T M “Mike” Brown author web page.



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Seek God Before Life Fades

Many, if not most, mature their faith (in God) as they grow beyond mere blind acceptance to a maturing, questioning of what and why we believe about God. However, each of us experiences a desire to connect with our Creator.



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Receive the Light But Never Forget the Dark Days

Light not only reveals, but it also purifies all that is not as pure as the light. Humanity must be exposed to the light progressively to expose and to be cleansed to leave the darkness totally behind.



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Expectation, Not Anticipation

Those who have been faithful and obedient have lived in expectation, not anticipation. The faithful have chosen to live each day with a purpose, seeking to grow in obedience to God’s will, ways, and wisdom, because not only does that please God, others may be watching so that their yearning heart yearns might be filled with what we have.



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Choosing the Right People to Govern

Without a doubt, the average person relates best with others who are most like them, but is that a good thing when selecting leaders to govern over us? Do we want the best qualified, or do we prefer to be able to relate to our leaders?



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Don’t Follow the Fool’s Folly

The fool prods and goads others to walk in his folly, but he does not tag along. You see, the fool’s ways are lonely ways. When you get caught up in the fool’s folly, you find out that you have lost your way listening to the fool’s directions.



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Upside Down Distorted Reality

God has orchestrated an order for society, and whenever man attempts to usurp the natural order of things, chaos, division and dissent follow. However, God does not lose control on his natural order intended for the good of the people. When fools pursue their upside down folly, they soon discover that their schemes are but snares that entrap themselves.



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Only Takes One Bad Apple

Even if you discover the error of the choice at some later time, a price will be paid for the time you followed the fool. Just a short exposure to the ‘bad apple’ puts a ‘good apple’ at risk.



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Jealousy Skews Our Memory

When a gifted person crosses our path are we thankful for the opportunity, or jealous that we cannot be as gifted?



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Evil Happens to the Best of Us

Evil’s broad net entraps the best of man along with the least of us equally. When it is evil’s time to spring upon us, there is nothing but a our faith to deliver us from the foreboding times of tribulation that evil intends to put its through. Only an unshakable faith in God’s goodness can protect and thwart evil’s diabolical plans that can cause even the most prepared soul to stumble.



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Celebrate Before It’s Too Late

Celebrate in our limited days anticipating our future destiny. We are either celebrating the expectant joy of being ransomed by God into his dwelling place, or condemned to eternal darkness and separation from God. Either way, celebrate now while you can.



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Different Routes, Same Destination, Not Same Destiny

God introduces us into this world with the same opportunities to experience, learn and mature, because God loves each of us equally and without partiality. God even perseveres through the folly of our choices that define our routes along the journey of life, because God desires all of us to experience and understand the high price for selfish behaviors.



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Blinded By Personal Perspective

What a tragedy when we perceive justice from our personal perspective. Bad things happen to seemingly good people, innocent people, while bad people appear to have only good things happen to them. Why does it seem the world is turned upside down with the distribution of just rewards?



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Wisdom Destroys Our Chains

For a season, bad people may appear to get away with their wicked schemes, but in the midst of those horrendous times, God reveals sufficient wisdom to destroy the chains that bind us to ignorance and fear.



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Where Does the Fault Lie?

Women are not some wicked temptress to be blamed for man’s lustful desires. The temptress resides in man’s own sinful, lustful heart. Just as wisdom is always beyond our reach, so too is the satisfaction of man’s lust for women.



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Honesty Inspires Humility

The further one pursues wisdom, the more one understands the eternal value of honesty and humility that wisdom reveals, because apart from God’s forgiveness, only a fool claims to be righteous on their own.



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Beware the Extremes of Life

God also allows us to taste life without his presence at the extremes so that we can value life embracing his presence.



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Wisdom Versus Wealth?

Choose wisely between wisdom versus wealth. Wealth comes fraught with risks, wisdom overcomes all risks. Final thought: Only one can master the other. Choose wisely.



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