Yes, I’m working on a poetry collection…still working on it. I’m almost done with material that needs to be added to it, at which point it will jump to the editing stage. I will certainly give you more updates as they become available. To tide you over some, I would like to share a little […]Read more "Poetry Preview: Zebras Talk too Much (Usually)"
In John 11 we find one of the most fascinating incidents in Jesus’ life. He hears that a friend, Lazarus, is sick and near death. Rather than go and easily heal the man, He tarries and Lazarus dies. When Jesus finally shows up on the scene, Martha, the dead man’s sister, comes to Him and […]Read more "Facing Grief Now"
Patriarchy. It’s a hot button topic lately, from the Sherlock special “The Abominable Bride” to Progressive commercials. To say the least, it’s getting a bad wrap, which is understandable on some level. If you look up the definition on Google, you’ll see that it’s “a system of society or government in which the father or eldest […]Read more "“Riders of the Purple Sage” and Patriarchy Done Right"
With the new year will come new stories to write…and this is the first of the crop! In this next installment of the College-Time Mysteries, Bryan and John are asked to help a young man whose identity was not only stolen, but completely changed! Can they dig to the bottom of this confounding caper? Who […]Read more "New Mystery: Who Are You?"
I’ve been a little busy with blogging this past week…so much so my traditional “Reflections” post got pushed back some. I’ll start off by pointing you to the song I feel best encapsulates the year in my mind: “Wasteland” by NEEDTOBREATHE. You might look at the title to the song (and even this post) and […]Read more "Reflections on 2015–Out of the Wasteland"
At the end of the year, the lists come out. Largely pointless lists that remind you of things that happened in the past year. They can be interesting, but they’re ultimately just there to give you something to read. Joining that overcrowded bandwagon is me. I hadn’t planned on doing this, but the list fever […]Read more "Best Books I’ve Read in 2015"
Last year, upon buying a collection of Charles Dickens’ Christmas stories, I began a yearly tradition of reading one of his five Christmas novellas and one short story each year when the holiday season rolls around. This year I introduced myself to The Chimes, an emotionally gripping tale that follows Toby “Trotty” Veck, a poor man […]Read more "Blest and Blessing All Within Reach"