Best Day

To all of my friends who are going through a difficult time right now: The old man was sitting under a tree when a child came running up to him.  “Grandpa, grandpa, tell me again about the best day of your life.” Grandpa Shadrach pulled the little child onto his lap and said, “Well, it…

Read More

Promised Land

Friends, today is like the days of Joshua when the Lord spoke to him to be strong and courageous.  There is much going on in the world, but we are over-comers.  Don’t give into the feelings of being overwhelmed.  I know things look bleak and the world seems to be a scary place, but remember,…

Read More

More Than Enough

We are moving, and it has been I daunting task.  The other day Fred was carrying a box into the house, and it slipped right out of his arms, and as it fell to the floor, I heard the glass inside the box shatter into a thousand pieces. Fred looked up at me, feeling bad,…

Read More

The Cave of Despair

Having experienced the epic climax of his career, the prophet wallowed in despair.  Frustration dogged him like a rabid hound looking for someone to pick a fight with.  One would think Elijah would be happy, feeling at the top of his game, but no. He was depressed and anxious, and he fought demons of suicide. …

Read More

The Prophesy

The Prophesy

The night was dark, and the stars were twinkling in the sky as he wandered back to his flock of sheep.   The sound of baaing lambs settled on him like a warm blanket.  He was home among his wooly friends.  He leaned up against a gnarly tree and pulled out his harp and started…

Read More

Joseph

How long he had been in the old dried-up, well, he didn’t know.  It was only a few hours, but already it felt like a lifetime.  Joseph paced back and forth in the tiny space.  He tried to sit, but he was too fidgety. All he wanted was to get out, but the pit was…

Read More

Treasures in Dark Places

I’ve had many opportunities to witness people suffering, from poverty-stricken children in developing nations to saints of God dying in hospital rooms.  Each situation demands an answer to the question “why?”  Why do innocent children suffer?  Why do wonderful people who have spent their whole life serving God suffer?  Why do you and I suffer? …

Read More

The Storytellers Daughter Pt. 7 (Pearls of Wisdom)

My dad used to tell everyone, “I was born an old man.”  Of course he wasn’t born an old man, but he was born with the wisdom of an old man.  People would come to him with their problems, and my dad would know just the right thing to say.  Sometimes he would pray for…

Read More