Mario practically lived at Turtle Island, a small cafe in the heart of suburban Broad Ripple. The cafe was a perfect place for Mario to set down roots, as it was more like… Continue reading

Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a world free from bacteria? To be able to get your skin clean, really clean? After all, pathogens cause the death of millions of people each and… Continue reading

The Bomber

The bomber walked through the basement hallway, checking rows of lockers, noting the unused ones, the ones without locks, looking for the one he would fill with explosives. The still summer air, long… Continue reading

The Provisor

“Love is as strong as death.” Song of Solomon 8:6 The man of God called just before dinner. “I need you to come quickly,” the soft voice urged, barely above a whisper. “Dr.… Continue reading

The Pet

We often underestimate the power and consequences of sin in our lives. It is as if we brought two baby tigers home to play with. At first they make wonderful pets. We derive… Continue reading

The Cry

As any parent can tell you, a baby is born with a cry that her parents simply cannot ignore. A baby’s piercing wail will seek out the parents and, crashing through everything that… Continue reading


Those of you who watch reruns of Bonanza may have noticed something very odd. Hoss never dies. Shot, trapped by rustlers, stabbed, beaten and surrounded by wildfires, Hoss always survives. And what is… Continue reading

Laser Light

This morning I decided to play one of my favorite games with two of my kittens. I took a laser pointer and shined it on the floor. When the red dot appeared, the… Continue reading

Magic Water

One day, long ago, some mysterious men found an artesian well hidden away in an unknown land. They were thirsty and so they drank the water and soon realized that it was not… Continue reading

The Ship

Imagine a group of sailors from a foreign county, adrift in the middle of the ocean. They have been in the water so long they can no longer remember how many days they… Continue reading