The Gloaming (Short Story Version- Part II)

Part II: Noonday Strivings Whatever hope I found lying alongside the road earlier today is beginning to dissipate in the heat of the noonday sun and the scorn of passersby. Though not an unfamiliar experience, I am the subject of their inquisitive stares with their eyes expressing unvoiced questions of: “Will he make it? Will [...]

The Gloaming (Short Story Version- Part I)

Part I:  Morning's Choice Though my eyes found little sleep, I arose early this morning, finding a bit of optimism with the first rays of sun on my face.  The pain of my reality again reminded me of its faithful companionship, despite never being officially invited. For a moment, I debate whether my optimism is [...]

The Gloaming (Short Story Version- Preface)

(This is a short story I started many years ago based on Luke 4:40.  It is meant to provide hope for those in desperate situations, even "when the sun is setting..."  It will be published in several parts.) Preface:  The Penultimate Night I cannot forbid the lateness of this hour.  I cannot seem to finish [...]

The Redemption of Loneliness- Part II

  Just where can we begin to find out if any good can come from loneliness?  I assert that the place to start is by examining the most lonely experience this earth has ever known, which is not only the place that loneliness can be ended once and for all but is the ultimate proof [...]

The Redemption of Loneliness- Part I

    Loneliness can be more constant a companion than those expected to be its demise.  Many of us assume we know the definition of loneliness, as if we memorized its meaning the moment we learned to spell it. Loneliness:  the state of finding oneself alone and not wanting to be. But is there something [...]

Thoughts on Isaiah 42:16

  Isaiah 42:16:  And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known:  I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.  These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.”   Where should we begin with [...]

The Gloaming (Poetry Version)

In the twilight of faith In a darkening hour When the wick is all but spent I have become A reed bruised But not quite bent. With pain that screams louder Than the Name I have only heard rumors of In my haste I let my hope leave While I continue to grieve My former [...]

Whispering Fears

The whispering fears echo the loudest Reverberating through my mind Like ripples of trepidation That want to keep me off balance Doubt attempts to overwhelm me And crown itself the proudest Resident of my heart Leaving my steps of faith Behind in the distance. Memories of forgotten victories Are lost among the drudgery Of more [...]

A Prayer for Stillness (Psalm 46:10-11)

    I need Your whispers To speak louder Than my complaints Your soft answers To turn away my wrath And offer restraint Your words To overtake my thoughts Your wounds to heal my pain And Your grace to cover my shame.   I surrender the violence Of my confessions To the silence To be [...]

Comments On My Writing

(I wrote these thoughts on my writing many years ago and my perspective has not changed.) In the midst of a culture filled with pain, hopelessness, selfishness, confusion, and every evil work, there is an honest (though sometimes whispered,) longing and cry for Truth.  Entrenched in a subculture of Christians who know the Truth but [...]