Category Archives: Stories/Narratives

The Wagon of Salvation

Once upon a time there was a young man. His back soaked with perspiration, he trudged along carrying a heavy load. Many years ago he took it over his shoulder and has carried it ever since.  One day as he … Continue reading

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Baby Rescue

Early one afternoon I busied myself finishing a story I was working on while waiting for the 2:30 carpool hour. Our neighborhood is directly across the street from the school, so I can leave as late as 2:45 and still … Continue reading

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Grief

My little bed is more comfortable now. I moved it up here on top of this rusted-out washer and dryer. I hung up the towel so it could dry. Then I folded it over the doubled-up rug I found under … Continue reading

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Climbing

Every weekday morning the crowds gathered. They stood waiting in line outside the Life Museum. Security guards managed to keep order by roping off the main foyer allowing one at a time groups of twelve to enter the eastern wing. The … Continue reading

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Fabric

“Go ahead and load the boxes back in storage and the rolls out front in domestic,” chimed Brenda from behind her desk as she mulled over unpaid invoices, “I’ve got cash to retrieve.” She picked up the office phone and began dialing. … Continue reading

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Authority

“Bruno,” Jake whispered in baritone as he stomped through the wilted tulips approaching the tool shed, “over here.” Jake leaned over in the shadows to stuff his ragged jeans and jacket pockets full of expensive tools. His long whiskers were … Continue reading

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Stepping into Ephesians

Let us take a glimpse into reality and lose ourselves in Ephesians 3:16-19, which describes the riches of Christ’s glory in the Sabbath rest to which we have complete access by faith. This passage (in the Amplified version) says: 16 … Continue reading

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Duplicity

“I found her!” the young shepherd’s companion called out in triumph with a lone ewe following behind. He crossed the arched stone bridge and made his way back up the lush green hill. “Thank God,” replied the new hire, throwing … Continue reading

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Clay

“…I’m going to demonstrate each step now. Here’s our clay and you can see how very pliable it is.” That’s my back! Ouch! What are you doing to me? Geez… what do you think I’m made of? Ugh…easy with the crushing, … Continue reading

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Crossroads

I stand facing two paths. The wide path to my left winds along and extends way up a steep rocky cliff. I can see only the heights of the perilous mountain ahead covered with dark clouds and enduring random bolts of … Continue reading

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Our True Nature

Last night I had a dream. It really freaked me out. You’re a mature Christian. Can you please explain it to me? Well, I’m not exactly sure of where I was, but it felt like I was suspended way out … Continue reading

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God’s Discipline

During my writing of the last post, Feel the Pain, my daughter showed up. And so did God. He’s always with me. It’s just that sometimes His presence and purpose in a given situation are unmistakable. When He showed up, … Continue reading

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