Martin Puryear, Ladder for Booker T. Washington, 1996 “Why do I feel I have to reach, believe I have to rise, When You never said I had to climb these broken ladders?” -Selah While living in Fort Worth, Texas, I visited the Museum of Modern Art and came across a sculpture by […]Read more "Are You Climbing a Broken Ladder?"
“When He [Jesus] had finished speaking, He said to Simon, ‘Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.’ Simon answered, ‘Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because You say so, I will let down the nets.” – Luke 5:4-5 Our modern business-driven culture is extremely […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Redefining Success"
“The moment I looked into the brown eyes of this man, I knew that Yeshua of Nazareth could surely see into my soul and know my every thought.” – A.D. 30 “With Yeshua, God seems to be intimate, as though breath itself.” – A.D. 30 During my teen years, I devoured the book entitled The […]Read more "Book Review: “A.D. 30”"
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”"
Luke Skywalker’s tiny X-wing class fighter skitters across the view screen, and despite his dark powers the sinister Darth Vader finds himself unable to get a clear shot. In one of the greatest movie moments of all time, Vader – the Dark Lord of the Sith who has the entire galaxy trembling at […]Read more "“The Force Is Strong With This One” – The Importance of a Villain’s Recognition"
The pounding hooves of thousands of horses shook the earth so violently that the guards were alerted. From their high stone towers, they sounded the warning gongs with all their might. “The enemy is coming!” they shouted above the terrible din. Marco watched in amazement as the desert wasteland sprang to life with […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Epic Peace”"
My face was drenched in sweat as I raced down the long, black corridor. Shivering with fear, I pounded on the iron doors with clammy fists. “Somebody help me!” I shrieked. He was coming for me. Mr. Black had seduced me with his devilish smile, inviting me to his estate for a “good […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – Dark Regret"
It’s my turn to judge the Christian Flash Weekly contest, so this entry is just for grins. But since I selected the 250-300 word limit and the Scripture prompt this week, I couldn’t resist writing an entry myself! This Week’s Scripture Prompt: “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Beginning and the End”"
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”"
I was both shocked and saddened to hear that Robin Williams, beloved actor and comedian, had committed suicide on Monday, August 11, 2014. The first time I watched Mrs. Doubtfire I howled with laughter, and thanks to a particularly delightful genie, Aladdin still stands as the most entertaining Disney cartoon ever made! “Why would […]Read more "Three Lessons from a Modern-Day Pagliacci"