Better than Clichés

(This first appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on November 14, 2014) Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. If I take the wings […]

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Heartworms (a short story)

When I think of Chicago, I think of Chicago in the summer. June. I think of clean, warm air and that determined bit of sweat that collects around the collar of your shirt and your temples, making the sides of your head feel cool as the breeze rushes against it. I think of hurrying from […]

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The Sabbath Bridge

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on April 17, 2015) Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. For six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; […]

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Don’t Take the Bait

(This first appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on October 31, 2014) “Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?” But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, “You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? Show me the […]

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Denial

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on April 3, 2015) When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know […]

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