Author Archives: Bonita Jewel

About Bonita Jewel

Bonita Jewel is an author and blogger who writes on a variety of themes, including: Literature & poetry Writing Parenting Purpose After living in India from the age of 16 to 28, she returned to California with her husband and three children. She is pursuing a Degree at Fresno State University. Bonita teaches community education at Clovis Adult. Her courses include Blogging Basics, Power Editing, Creative Writing, and Working from Home. She also freelances as an editor, ghostwriter, and writing coach. Her greatest passions are her family, her faith, writing, and reading. Bonita Jewel has been reading since she was 2 ½. Thirty years later, she still loves the magic and mystery of the written word. She is slowly breathing life into roughly 50 novels and nearly as many nonfiction works, depending on which plot or character seizes her interest at any given time. Please connect with Bonita at:

Do You Know Your Name?

“The crisis of American spirituality, put bluntly, is Spirit versus flesh. The failure or flat refusal to abide in the mind of Christ creates duality and separation within us. We do not choose decisively between God and Mammon, and our … Continue reading

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Jesus Knew Who He Was

Jesus always seemed to know who he was. Throughout his life there was a developing awareness of his person and mission, but he always had a coherent sense of self. His habitual self-awareness and unwavering fidelity to his mission stand … Continue reading

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God Knows Us By Name

Upon the disciples’ jubilant return from the active ministry, Jesus counsels them in preserving their humanness and centering in their self-awareness: “‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.’ So they went away by themselves … Continue reading

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Love’s Final Foolishness

In the final foolishness of love, Jesus freely accepts death on the cross. It is the ultimate act of trust, the climax of a life lived in God. Jesus knows who he is. On the deepest level of his existence, … Continue reading

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Fleeting Trends

So it begins What would not end If one lived a thousand lives Flaunting trends of mind, of meaning Thwarting souls of faith, beseeching Still hope cries out all believing What truth, disguised Will send

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The Secret in Suffering

This poem by Liz Hupp was shared in the book When God Weeps I saw the woman in the chair; she was in church again today. Someone said they’ve sold their house; they’re going to move away. No! I cried, they … Continue reading

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Meant to Be?

Sometimes my breath catches Somewhere near my throat And my heart leaps up In there too So my breath And my heart Mingle and touch Like a little bit of heaven With a whole lot of earth Like a veil … Continue reading

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