Monthly Archives: April 2013

How Well the Sailors Run — Chapters One, Two, and Three

Here are the first three chapters (42 total) of How Well the Sailors Run, a story of the Prodigal Son retold as a sea adventure. In a cozy Oregon coastal town called SpringwickHarbor, Wade Burns’ desire is to follow in … Continue reading

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Stopping Terrorism

The only way I know how to stop terrorism is through the work of the Holy Spirit. In my own power, I can do nothing. Although I long to do good, to help others, to lift up my neighbors and … Continue reading

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Sorrow for Boston

My thoughts and prayers are with the citizens of Boston. I’m so sorry.

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Drink a Cup of Coffee in the Shower

As an exercise in patience. Sure, try it. It’s very difficult to be impatient while you’re drinking coffee in the shower with the water thrumming against your neck and all normal assumptions of what you are there to do are … Continue reading

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The Strength of Hope

As Romans 5:5 tells me, “And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.” Our vision and understanding are limited, and will always be … Continue reading

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think unkink

So I’m sippin my soda under the gold sun in the high blue sky, trees rustlin, butterflies dancin. Life is good. Except for one thing. The lawn is dry. I mean crispy brown. The grass is old and shriveled, like … Continue reading

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