Fiction

Tonight, We Grieve

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted,” John softly spoke the words that both men had offered to others in times of brokenness.

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.

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 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.

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?” 

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.

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!”

A Christmas Carol: Chapter 1

Gather with your family and read together about Scrooge’s journey as he meets the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

Faith of a Woman

She allowed herself no time to nurse the pain. If the God of Israel had heard her prayers, she needed to get to the Rabbi. 

Justice

It was vital that they learn to pray continuously, stand firm, and not give up when they encountered impossible or discouraging circumstances.

Hope of the Nations

For those I loved, life went on, but I was no longer a part of it. I would catch a glimpse of their lives from time to time, always from a distance.

The Thicket Part 5: Awakening

There is no wiser decision than trusting him. My choice is to follow him, to fully yield my heart and mind, and to place my life and future in his hands.

A Letter to Anxiety

It feels good to take a moment and put into words who you are, what you do, and why I don’t need you around.

The Thicket Part 4: Pierced

Could he deliver me from my current state? Surely, it was too late. I was trapped in the thicket, imprisoned by my own choices and, now, destroying others.

The Thicket Part 3: Thorns

Now I was feeding others the same fruit that I knew had enslaved me. I was helpless to stop it, and part of me delighted in it.

My King: The Chalice of Tribute

‘Twas a time of the Knight. When quests and fables abound. When man fought to live and lived for conquest. A time of trolls and dragons. Such lore that stirred the heart to seek out the truth.

The Thicket Part 2: Downhill

I reached up, and a perfectly ripened fruit seemed to fall into my hand. I hesitated as I considered the gatekeeper’s words: “It will only bring you harm.”