The Trade, Chapter 4

Click here for Chapter 1 Being on her own certainly did have its perks, with no one to answer to but herself. Ruth could go anywhere, stay out as late as she wanted,… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 3

Click here for Chapter 1. December, four years earlier “Can’t you at least stay through Christmas Day?” Ruth brushed past her father without answering him, puzzled by why he was holding the door… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 2

Click here for Chapter 1. Ruth awoke in the emergency room of the hospital down the street from the prison. “What am I doing here?” she thought to herself, but quickly remembered as… Continue reading

The Trade

How far would you go for someone you love? How much would you give? What would you sacrifice? Over the next 14 days I’ll be sharing a short story about love, sacrifice, and… Continue reading

Idiot, Christian Pedophilistines

I just want to say a few things about this. Political office is not a reward for virtuous living. It’s not a “Person of the Year” contest with the prize going to the… Continue reading

Based on a true story

I don’t watch many films but when I choose to see one it’s likely because it depicts actual historical events…Apollo 13, Schindler’s List, Bridge of Spies, Hidden Figures. I don’t care much for… Continue reading

Sugar daddy Santa

It’s just my opinion, but it’s not just MY opinion. There are other rebellious ones like me who think frauds like Santa Claus should be exposed. Oh, the deceit. Here’s my anti-Santa post… Continue reading

On suffering, Job, and the goodness of God, Part 2

Please see yesterday’s post for Part 1. I believe God’s removal of his protection and blessing from Job was, among other things, a test to expose and prove the genuineness of his faith… Continue reading

On suffering, Job, and the goodness of God, Part 1

Last week I wrote on the objection to God’s existence based on the reality of pain and suffering and included two excellent videos which answer the objection well. You can watch those here.… Continue reading

My left hip

When my two sons left me for other women – and what exceptionally wonderful women my daughters-in-law are – I wanted to “release” them with a full heart in a way that would… Continue reading

The problem of suffering, objectively speaking

“Let’s be objective,” is a recommendation a mediator might make to opposing parties, or a father to a child who feels she’s been wronged. Objectivity is the perspective which allows one to evaluate… Continue reading

Whose side are we on?

I saw a strange story on the local evening news the other night. A man built an elaborate and ghoulish display in his front yard in honor of his dead mother because her… Continue reading

Naughty is standard

Just got my Toys ‘R’ Us Christmas catalogue in the mail. Whoo hoo. I mean…whoo hoo! The “whoo hoos” were certainly more exuberant when I had little children in the house. I miss… Continue reading

My #metoo cents

I wonder how many men are feeling like creeps today. Not that that would be a bad thing, necessarily. Some of them are and need to know it. But many others, I’ll bet,… Continue reading

The love we need

She was poor and downtrodden. With little to call her own and even less hope for a better future, she felt virtually enslaved by her helplessness. But worse than this, she was disagreeable,… Continue reading