Sand

Searing wind whistles through my tangled hair as sand slaps my face. My lips are cracked, and I can feel the crinkles in the corners of my eyes from too much squinting. I’ve been in this hot wasteland for longer than I care to admit. I look out from behind dancing strands of hair and …

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Meeting Yeshua-excerpt from unpublished novel “Deserts”

Setup: The character, Jasper, finds himself in a very real-feeling vision, where he’s in a desert having to face the accusation and pain of all the people who have hurt him or whom he believes he has hurt in his life. It’s a desert of self-condemnation and loneliness; essentially, this world of lies that he’s …

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Like a Child: Learning to Live in the Father’s Embrace

Like a child. This is the call, the challenge, of the Christian. Children are those who have a lot to learn, and yet they are unashamed. Until they have been taught otherwise, they will go after what they want. Until they learn to fear, they will take daring risks that adults wouldn’t dream of. Are …

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