We found the man crumpled in the sand. After days of stumbling across the desert, his eyes were dim from sun blindness, his skin parched and peeling. “Let me help you,” I said, offering my flask. “Let me tell you about Jesus. Drink His water and you’ll never thirst again…” The man flung the precious […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Zao”"
“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.” Mary Shelley – Frankenstein What started off as a friendly writing contest between friends transformed the world of fiction forever. The English author, Mary Shelley, her future husband, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to compete with one another […]Read more "F: Frankenstein and the Monster Within"
One night, in the midst of my dreams, I paid a visit to the Celestial City. Oh, the sights that I saw there! Angelic guardians, powerful and mighty, led me through the gleaming gates, which were sculpted out of brilliant gemstones. Down the glorious paths of gold we went, listening to the sweetest music that […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Prayer Room”"
The community formed a makeshift circle. Eerie silence hammered their hearts as they realized what they had done. Before them lay the body of the man called Jakob, bleeding and broken. Simon, the village elder, dropped a heavy stone and coughed. “For refusing to denounce the Christian heresy – the Council has spoken.” […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Just the Beginning”"
Today is National Adoption Day, an event which took on new meaning for us as we finalized the adoption of our two children this morning! Words cannot describe what it felt like to stand before the judge and hear him pronounce us a forever family, with all the rights and responsibilities this entails. This […]Read more "Adoption Day – A Glimpse of Heaven"
This week at Christian Flash Weekly we were given 300-400 words and the “revealing” Scripture prompt below. There were some great entries this week! “He stepped forward and took the scroll from the right hand of the one sitting on the throne.” Revelation 5:7 Paradise Indescribable beauty was tangible […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Paradise”"
For today’s Flash! Friday Challenge, we were given 140-160 words, the historic photo below, and the direct order to include the concept of war. So here we go – back into this weekly word war that truly is a fight to the finish! 1896 Olympic marathon. Public domain photo by Burton Holmes. Pain […]Read more "Flash Friday Fiction – “Pain”"
Lost and Found Soon time will end with trumpet blast And countless saints will gather ‘round Blood-washed millions will shout with joy “We once were lost, but now we’re found!” Angelic hosts will stand in awe And marvel at the glorious sound As Heaven rings with thunderous praise, “We once were lost, but […]Read more "Lost and Found"
“The LORD protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and He saved me.” Psalm 116:6 I’m usually extremely skeptical when authors claim to have heavenly visions and say they know firsthand what Heaven will be like. Personally, I don’t think anything could possibly prepare us for the breathtaking surprise that awaits the Christian […]Read more "A Story of Childlike Faith: Book Review for “Heaven is for Real”"
The Office, a television sitcom produced by NBC, made us laugh and brought us to tears as it revealed the small miracles that take place every day in the most ordinary places. The series finale provided viewers with many tender moments which captured the philosophy behind the entire show. For example, Andy Bernard mused, […]Read more "O: Ordinary Office Becomes a Familiar Home (An Everyday Miracle)"