Monthly Archives: November 2012

When You Don’t Know How to Fix It

Years ago I heard a youth pastor, in the middle of something else he was talking about, comment, “the books of Chronicles don’t have anything interesting in them.” The man was an idiot. Obviously he had never actually read the … Continue reading

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Naked Prophet

Doing what God wants might be weird sometimes. During the year that the city of Ashdod fell to the Assyrians, God told the ancient Hebrew prophet Isaiah to do something, well…odd. He told him to take off the sackcloth he … Continue reading

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Wounded – Guest Blog by Valerie Richardson

On her website today Sarah A. Hoyt asked the following: Also, lest I forget, Valerie Richardson, wife of my friend and colleague Pat Richardson, wishes to guest blog some places to promote her book, Wounded. It is a Christian, non-fic, … Continue reading

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Shades of Darkling Nights and Other Colorful Metaphors

What follows is the first few paragraphs of another of my short stories, published long ago in a small press magazine that no longer exists. Like the magazine that published Timewinder, my first story for which I actually received payment, … Continue reading

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Freedom

Jesus wants to make us free. We are free from condemnation, free from having to worry, free from our guilt. God has given us the righteousness of Jesus: “God has made him who had no sin to be sin for … Continue reading

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The Last Book of the Bible is Not Hard to Understand

The book of Revelation is not really a mystery, despite the fact that it is often misunderstood and wildly misinterpreted by modern readers who fail to comprehend its setting and don’t understand its genre. Their confusion is akin to that … Continue reading

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Timewinder

Timewinder is a science fiction short story that was published in a small press magazine a long time ago. It is the first published work that I was ever actually paid for. My previous publications, to that time, had been … Continue reading

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Thanks

Giving thanks once a year has been institutionalized in the United States since the time of Abraham Lincoln, at least. And so on the third Thursday of every November, we sit around a table, eat too much, and say that … Continue reading

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Dwarf Planets

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Your Plans are Stupid

Jeremiah 42-43:7 relates a sad but common tale. After the Babylonians had conquered Jerusalem and established a governor in place of their king, some of the leaders of Judah who were still there approached Jeremiah and asked, “Please hear our … Continue reading

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