Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Diamond Mike lives in Orange County, California. He is a diamond merchant and the founder of Gallery of Diamonds Jewelers and the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond writing contest. He is a music writer, book author, and time traveler. To contact him call 714-549-2000, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He would love to hear from you!
Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star Published 5:14 p.m. ET Aug. 24, 2019. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2019/08/24/adopted-indianapolis-man-helps-birth-family-find-vanished-sister-muncie/2087285001/\ Everyone in “Diamond” Mike Watson’s life told him he should give up. The baby in the 60-year-old photograph was probably dead. And if she wasn’t, they said, she may not want to be found. It wasn’t out of callousness or apathy. The opposite […]
Dear Deborah Kay, I never saw you, but my family said you disappeared before your first birthday in 1956. Someone said the babysitter took you. Others said a social worker took you. There was no police report filed. There was no funeral. What happened to you? If you are out there, you will be 62 […]
My name has not always been Diamond Mike. In fact, when I was born I never had a name. The name Michael was given to me three days later by a loving woman and man who I would later call mom and dad. I was adopted. I never did meet my birthmother, who died in […]
Today I filed a missing persons report for my sister, Debra Kay. It appears there was never such a report filed since she vanished as a child. This will be submitted to the Indianapolis police, where my birthmother was living at the time of her disappearance. I hope the relationships I have forged with my […]
One day my daughter returned from school when she noticed a young lad in the parking lot of a gas station offering free kittens from a cardboard box. “This one is named…Lola,” the boy searched for a name as he cuddled one of the furry creatures. “She is so lovable and kind,” the boy continued […]
Heaven Lives Inside Our Hearts Even when I shield my eyes I see all beauty in my mind And though I warmly cuff my ears A melody I sweetly hear A paradise lives deep inside With peaceful streams and trees Eternal rainbows arch above And paint the sky for me A perfect world at my […]
“You love birds can sit here with me if you want,” the elderly man said to the young couple desperately looking for a vacant breakfast table. “I’ll be leaving soon, and it looks like these are the last empty chairs in the house.” The Garden Terrace was a romantic spot that peered across the Pacific […]
I should have known something was wrong when I approached my old Maxima in the dark holiday-lighted parking lot. But I didn’t. I’m sure it cost more in gasoline to make a trip to the mall drugstore for a tiny bottle of a cholesterol-reducing drug. The doctor told me I could eliminate my pizza diet, […]
Less than a few hours of oxygen remain on the small submersible that imprisons five passengers in the freezing North Atlantic. Millions of people are praying. Millions of people also believe in the power of prayer. Surely this concentration of thought will lean toward a positive result. Surely with our focused intention our prayers will […]
I have been thinking about the following Bible verse, “Do not lean on your own understanding.” I like to think the author and the scribe of these words said and wrote them with love and good intention. Thinking deeper, the tone of this verse suggests that humans are so inept they cannot reason for themselves. […]
I believe there was a man named Jesus who felt he had such a close bond with God that he called him his father. I believe he taught deep concepts of love and inspired all those who associated with him. These precious teachings have shaped me into who I am today. However, I do not […]