The Gloaming (Short Story Version- Part V)

Part V:  Evening’s Rest and Rebirth   My thoughts are interrupted by a strange and benevolent voice. “Why are you troubled?” the physician asks tenderly. I find little courage to answer for obviously I am in the presence of one greater than myself.  I try to get the words out yet stumble in my efforts.  [...]

The Gloaming (Short Story Version- Part IV)

  Part IV:  The Gloaming Each step becomes heavier than the last.  The setting of the sun begins in earnest, seemingly outpacing my efforts to outrun it.  The wind picks up, carrying with it the cries of the evening wolves.  Upon entering the outskirts of the town, the size and noise of the crowd only [...]

The Gloaming (Short Story Version- Part III)

Part III:  A Key Conversation   The next town is so near I can hear some commotion overtaking my own thoughts. “What’s going on here?” I manage to ask as I stumble upon someone wearily.  It doesn’t help people are pushing me as they strive to run past me.  I ask again what all the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]