The Briar Patch

In a famous Uncle Remus story, Br’er Rabbit is captured by Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear. As the fox and bear get ready to eat Br’er Rabbit, he convinces them that being thrown… Continue reading

The Thief

Suppose a stranger broke into your house in the middle of the night. Sneaking into your bedroom, he slips fifty dollars from your bureau just as you awake. In an instant you realize… Continue reading

Salt Water

Lost on the open sea, survivors of the USS Indianapolis waited for rescue. For many it never came. Alone, without food or water, thirst drove men mad. Unable to stand the thirst, sailors… Continue reading

Off To School

There are times when my kids just can’t seem to get ready for school.  Their hair is uncombed, their homework scattered and they can’t find their shoes.  My children run about the house… Continue reading

The Lion

While visiting a zoo in the Midwest, a young man decided to play with the lions. No doubt they were cute; fluffy manes, great padded feet, a steady purr and liquid yellow eyes.… Continue reading

The Nursery

Babies in a nursery have many unanswered questions. Sometimes a caring nurse or parent will respond to their cry. More often, nobody comes. There is no way for newborns to understand where their… Continue reading

The Mirror

At the top of a long, winding stairway, a floor to ceiling mirror reflects the beautiful entryway of my daughter’s Victorian home. Children run up and down, whizzing by the flawless mirror, unaware… Continue reading

Where’s Waldo?

Consider we are told that when Yahweh looks at us all he sees is Jesus; that he cannot look  upon sin and so he must see us through the blood of Christ. Is… Continue reading

The Hole

When you fill in a hole, the first shovelfuls of dirt are swallowed up with nothing much to show for it. However, to think that nothing has been done, or that somehow you… Continue reading