Literature

Empty

Two boats… left there.

Debating Jesus

Jesus of Nazareth was not remotely predictable, and that perhaps intrigued me more than anything. While many others dismissed him or dreamed of silencing him, I dreamed of conversing with him.

The Foreigner: Chapter 1

Without thought, I withstood my work and approached her. She paid me less concern than the animal that had pulled her and the caravan about.

Gluten-Free Mac & Cheese Giveaway

This one is for all of the singles who are looking for more than an inspirational “hang in there” while waiting for a spouse. 

The Sunflower

There will be times of sunshine and times of rain—we have days, and we have nights, and when we go through each season, we know they will faithfully return.

One Quiet Night

How can the One who created the universe be confined in flesh? thought the mother. “Jesus. His name is Jesus,” Joseph simply stated.

A Suess Family Christmas

Joy is widely associated with Christmas, particularly because it is the ultimate source of this euphoric state. Our family has fully embraced it, celebrating this most sacred and world-altering day with abundance.

A Shepherd and A Savior

Silent tears were streaming down our faces as we looked at the little baby come to save the world. So tiny. So helpless. So mighty.

The Curse of Mr. Scrooge

Too bad, Mr. Scrooge. Your name shall go down in history replete and synonymous with evil and mean. You will always be known as the bad guy.

A Christmas Carol: Chapter 5

“Hallo!” growled Scrooge, in his accustomed voice, as near as he could feign it. “What do you mean by coming here at this time of day?” 

The Promise

The Newborn King arrived just as prophecy did say
His mother laid the Sacred One upon the cattle’s hay
As much as Mary longed to hold her newborn Son
she placed Him in a manger as a sign for everyone

God, Be Merciful!

I choose a lofty perch,

Above the flow of mercy,

Far from the reach of grace.

A Christmas Carol: Chapter 4

The Phantom glided on into a street. Its finger pointed to two persons meeting. Scrooge listened again, thinking that the explanation might lie here.

The Christmas Story: Jesus

To whisper that name was for Mary and Joseph an instant rescue from the perils of each day. It was a one-note lullaby singing them to sleep each night.

In These Days

I allowed my fingers to trace her name. This woman was an important person in the history of our faith, and up until this morning, I had never heard of her.

The Gift of the Magi

They were the first to give Christmas gifts. Being wise, their gifts were doubtless wise ones. And here I have told you the story of two children who were not wise.

Door of Hope!

“Listen to what I speak! Remember the unfailing love of the Mighty One of Israel! The Messiah will come to rescue his people!”

Holy

Our God is holy and He has called us to be holy. This inspirational poem reminds us of who He is and who we are.

The Problem With Creative Consumerism

I knew going into publication there would be a price to pay for entering into consumerism. In exchange for a broad audience, I opened myself—and my creative work—to everything that came with the book publishing market.