Underweight- Part IV

  “Maybe we can still try to get to know him a little,” Stacey offered. “Tom, do you still have Mr. Felder’s notebook?” “What?!” Michael exclaimed in disbelief. As Tom pulled out the notebook from his messenger bag, he proceeded to relay the events from the previous night. In doing so, he realized the reason [...]

Underweight- Part III

  Shortly afterwards Tom and Michael left with their minds focused on the mystery of Jonathan Felder and his hatred of rain. The next few days saw plenty of rain and attempts by Tom and Michael to make sense of the questions posed by Felder to Stacey and the mystical answers he had provided. Naturally, [...]

Underweight- Part II

    As Jonathan Felder recounted his love-forsaken youth, Tom and Michael each took another glance at him. “That is definitely a man deep in thought,” Tom surmised. “He looks like he’s so unaware of anything but his contemplations.” “He’s known for that. It’s as if all that matters to him are his random thoughts,” [...]

Underweight- Part I

[This is my longest and most complex short story to date and will be published in 4 parts.  Symbolism plays an important role and is the key to understanding both the story and the title.] “Who’s the strange looking dude in the corner?” Tom asked upon entering A.T.’s Cafe. “Oh, he’s one of those mind-your-own [...]

Hope Maketh Not Ashamed- Part II

       So what are you to do when you feel stuck on the suspension bridge of faith lacking in hope to move forward? After all, to walk by faith means you actually have to move forward. The following are some tips to help you out: There are 2 brilliant prayers from Scripture we can [...]

Hope Maketh Not Ashamed- Part I

         Do you ever look at the Lord through the eyes of disappointment? Do you feel like you have been walking across a suspension bridge of faith that keeps getting longer and longer when you thought you only had a few more steps to go? You know what God promised is at the [...]

The Loser Me

[I am posting this essay I wrote several years ago in recognition of today- the anniversary of the day that Jesus saved me from a bed of suicide, sin, and Hell, and miraculously delivered me from depression. I realize it is not exactly acceptable for a man to express feelings of self-hatred and talk about [...]