Can You Stop Long Enough?

When people post something beautiful online, it's usually a sunset, or sunrise, or flowers, or something like that. Not that those things aren't beautiful; they are. But there is a lot more out there that we don’t take the time to notice. Things like spider webs, or a child eating an ice cream cone, or... Continue Reading →

Why praying is harder than you think

I'll admit, outside of church, I don’t pray much. And when I do, it's usually for something I need in the moment - like asking God to pleeeeeease help me make it to the gas station even though I'm the one who let the needle hover on empty for the past two days. When I... Continue Reading →

Watusi

Thank You Fabula Argentea for publishing my short story "Watusi" in your July issue and for the kind words on my writing. Here is what they said: WHY WE CHOSE TO PUBLISH “Watusi”: There are a lot of heaven and hell stories out there (and we’ve published several in the past), but in “Watusi” author... Continue Reading →

Heaven On Earth

There are moments so amazing that you just have to stop and take it all in. These are the moments when what you see is so stunning that everything else in the world disappears. And in that moment you feel that all is right with the world. It doesn't matter if there are a millions... Continue Reading →

Spring has finally arrived, or has it?

After a long and grueling winter, spring has finally arrived. The plants are coming back to life, the birds and animals are returning, and people have emerged from their winter cocoons. It should be a time of excitement and optimism. But I don’t feel that way. I feel pessimistic and skeptical, as if everything I... Continue Reading →

Why Fiction Writers Are Frauds

From movies to TV to books to lit rags and so on, it's endless. So why is fiction so popular? That's easy. Because your life is boring. Let's face it. No one wants to hear how you found the perfect spot up front at Costco last week. Our lives are so dreary, we need excitement.... Continue Reading →

Change Your Wish

I originally wrote this for a religious literary magazine that wanted an inspirational story for preteens. Unfortunately, by the time I submitted it, the magazine had been bought out by another publisher. I tried marketing it to other places and even rewrote it several times, but no go, which is too bad. Sure, it's a... Continue Reading →

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