An elderly widow invited my family to the annual Veterans Day ceremony in our small community. We arrived on time – “on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour,” to find the poor woman sitting all alone. Tears were streaming down her face as we sat next to her. “It’s like everyone has just forgotten […]Read more "Why Remembering Matters…"
“Looks like it’s just you and me, Gma,” I found myself saying as I settled into the dark sedan. My grandmother couldn’t answer, of course, because she was lying peacefully in a coffin at the back of the car. I was given the honor of preaching at my own grandmother’s funeral about two weeks ago, […]Read more "The Art of Remembering"
It was Friday night. I was wrapping up my last class of the day, anxious to do something fun with my evening. That’s when I got a call from our local police dispatcher. “Pastor, there’s been a death, and the wife of the deceased is not in her right mind. She’s asking for the Baptist […]Read more "The Power of Being There"
If I were asked to sum up the rich meaning of Christmas in one word, it would be “Emmanuel.” This year, more than any other, I’ve found myself surrounded by this name in Christmas songs and on Christmas cards, and I just haven’t been able to keep my mind off of reflecting on […]Read more "Emmanuel – Christmas in a Nutshell"
Grant glanced furtively at Charlotte, searching for a trace of the woman he had married. Once Charlotte had been quite the Southern Belle, with an infectious laugh and a smile that warmed all of Georgia. Now, shivering by the graveside, Charlotte’s face was ashen. The war had mercilessly stolen her home, and now her […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Resilience”"
I punched a Pilgrim the other day. Smack dab in the middle of his arrogant, flabby little face! Best thing I ever did. It was the day before Thanksgiving, and the entire world was buzzing with holiday cheer. All except for the cramped apartment in my Assisted Living Center, that is. As […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “A Carol for Thanksgiving”"
Okay readers, I have had to face my fears today! You all know that I have a deathly fear of clowns (probably because they’re nothing but pure evil)… So imagine my shock when I logged onto the computer this morning and discovered that today’s Flash! Friday competition involved… you got it… CLOWNS! We were given […]Read more "Facing My Fear of Clowns at Flash! Friday"
Today’s Flash! Friday Challenge was to use 140-160 words and the picturesque scene below to craft our weekly tale. Due to an overwhelming amount of homework I’ve been out of the flash fiction game for the past couple of weeks, but I’m glad to be back in the saddle again! St Kilda, Scotland. CC […]Read more "Flash Friday Fiction – “Hollow”"