If Only

If Only

She cried till she thought there were no tears left, and yet they continued to flow down her cheeks, unbidden signs of a heart that was broken. A rhythmic rocking back and forth had replaced her shaking. “If only…,” she stopped herself. It seemed wrong to utter the words, and yet they rolled over and…

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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Two ships were quickly racing toward each other in the night, both refusing to change their course. “Captain, look quick, there’s another ship in our lane,” came the report of the sailor. He had been watching the radar and his safety distance alarm had alerted him of a possible collision. The captain quickly reached for…

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The Whole House

The Whole House

She sat up, covered in sweat, and with her heart thumping in her chest.  It was the same dream every night that week.  And once again, she recalled every vivid detail – two men with fire in their eyes, strangers entering her city, blood flowing in the streets, and the ground shaking under her feet…

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Embracing Fear: The Tale of Gideon

Embracing Fear: The Tale of Gideon

Gid was afraid.  Never in his entire life had he been as fearful as he was in that moment.  He never took chances, always deferring to others, following, and never leading.  He came from the wrong part of town, and never expected to amount to much.  No one in his family excelled.  They were all…

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The Transformation

The Transformation

How many times had he walked on this path, twenty, forty, a hundred? It was his favorite location, and he thought he knew every landmark. He was sure he remembered every tree, rock, and bush. Today, it was as if someone rearranged everything and right in the middle of his path was a bush he…

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Days of Noah

Days of Noah

I’m telling you, there isn’t room for even one more.  How many do you intend to bring in here?  It’s bad enough that you are forcing me and the boys into this monstrosity of yours, and now you expect us to share our personal spaces?  I’m telling you – enough!”   “I saved the best…

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The Generational Curse That Almost Destroyed a Nation

The Generational Curse That Almost Destroyed a Nation

As he gazed across the tent, his eyes rested upon his lovely wife. At 65, she was still a beauty. No one could deny that God favored her.  Most people who looked at her assumed she was about 30 years old, maybe 40.  No one who didn’t know her would ever guess she was 65.…

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Artificial Intelligence The Latest Addiction

Artificial Intelligence The Latest Addiction

The young man’s parents brought him to the church for me to pray for him.  When he walked in, I could see he looked quite defeated. I asked his parents what was wrong, and they said he was extremely suicidal.  He was so depressed that he wouldn’t even come out of his bedroom to eat. …

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Gratitude

Gratitude

The ten lepers slowly, but deliberately, hobbled down the middle of the street, knowing that at any minute someone might come out from the shadows and shoo them away.  They were desperate. They had to find out if what they had heard was true.  Stumbling along the way, leaning on their canes, covering their faces…

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Don’t Take The Force With You

Don’t Take The Force With You

It was 1967 and according to the hit musical Hair, it was “The Age of Aquarius.”  That song was the number one pop single for six weeks, and all over the nation, schools were teaching their students the song by the same name.  Few knew what the song meant, but that didn’t seem to matter…

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