Our Winter Song

It’s so easy to focus on the negative things when we go through a “winter” season in life. We mourn the loss of the summer days where the air was warm, the leaves were green, and the flowers were still in bloom. We fix our attention on what we don’t have anymore or what weRead moreRead more

Short Story: The Emotional Farmer

There once was a farmer who went on quite the journey. It all started when God gave him a word about a particular piece of land he had just purchased. “I will bless the crops you plant in this field,” God said. “I will multiply your harvest 100 times what you plant. So be ofRead moreRead more

Short Story: The Longest Ride of My Life!

  This has been the longest ride of my life. My legs feel restless and I’m hot and sweaty from the sun beating down on my poor little head. “Are you sure we are headed in the right direction?” I finally ask, knowing something has to be wrong for it to take this long. NeitherRead moreRead more

Short Story: My Ministry

The place is a buzz. Everyone is trying to talk at once as the crowd listens intently to what we are saying. Each disciple is sharing how he had cast out demons, healed sick people, and preached to this city and that. The atmosphere is electric with excitement and I haven’t even fully shared allRead moreRead more

Short Story: The Dreaded Night (Based on Luke 7:36-50)

The dreaded night has finally arrived. I still can’t quite believe the mess I got myself into. When I had asked Jesus to my home for supper it had been a spur of the moment invitation and not at all thought through. At the time of the invite I had just heard him share anRead moreRead more

Short Story: Asleep in the Storm

Reference: Matthew 8:23-27 ~ Mark 4:35-41 ~ Luke 8:22-25 I have never been sea sick before but right now I am getting the full experience. The boat has been rocking for hours and I don’t think I can take it any longer. I lean over the side of the boat and let out a moan.Read moreRead more

Short Story: Beautiful Beggar (Based on Acts 3:1-11)

I feel kind of helpless as I’m being carried up this long row of stairs. The two men hold me up as they ascend step after step. “I really would help you if I could,” I say half-jokingly. “You seem to have put on weight since yesterday,” one of the men laughs. “Well, we’re almostRead moreRead more

Short Story: How to Fundraise

“. . . And a quarter page ad only runs fifty dollars.” The elderly woman stirs from her sleep. Who is this person talking and what is he doing on her porch? “Excuse me?” she says when she identifies a teenage boy standing on her porch steps. “Do you realize I was taking a nap?”Read moreRead more