Narrative

In my life, some of the most powerful, profound words I've read have been in works of fiction. In this channel, I offer stories and poems that attempt to uncover deeper truths through (mostly) fictional narratives.

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September 24, 2019

One Thousand Words a Day

I made a goal for myself to write one thousand words a day, and sometimes, to meet my goal, I have to repeat myself.
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July 12, 2018

Learning Reconciliation

Peace is costly—it is not made by ignoring pain or hurt or history. Peace comes with honestly and humility, a commitment to seeing and listening to one another.
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November 19, 2017

Beauty Grace Illusion Lie

Life is complicated, messy, hard to understand. And that's exactly what makes it beautiful.
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January 25, 2017

Scripture to Me

I was asked to describe my view of Scripture, so I wrote this short reflection as a depiction of how the Bible has come alive to me in recent years. Scripture is no longer a reflection of myself, but is a summons to know the world of life.
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August 20, 2016

Falling on the Sword

Men prepare for battle against the forces of darkness. At the command of their Divine, they ride their warhorses against their foes and, with the power of their Divine, they win what they think is a miraculous victory.
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March 11, 2016

To Love Them Both

A reflection on Matthew 6:24: "No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other." (NLT)
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February 3, 2016

Lunatic's Ark

One of my most challenging stories to date, this is a fresh look at the Noah story in four movements. What if Noah really had been the madman everyone thought he was? Do we today ever sabotage the mission God gave us?
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July 20, 2015

scream.

When everyone is screaming, no one can be heard.
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April 13, 2015

The War is Coming!

Sometimes, in our preparation for war, we are the ones creating the fight.
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April 10, 2015

A Longing, An Inspiration

It seems like the greatest inspiration often comes through pain.
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February 24, 2015

Santa's Not Real

Sometimes stories, whether they are "factually accurate" or not, carry more truth in their bones than a journalistic account ever could. It's like Santa Claus.
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February 19, 2015

If They're Right

What if the accusations against us are right? What if we're the monsters they say we are? We don't think they are, but could that be part of the problem?
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February 5, 2015

Empty Night

Each day, no matter how bright, passes inevitably into the darkness of night.
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February 2, 2015

Behind Closed Eyes.

Even the best of us often see what we want to see... and miss what we don't want to see. What do you notice as you read this story? What do you skim over? Where in your life do you miss opportunities to make a difference?
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January 23, 2015

A Calm Heart

In the midst of the storm of brokenness, peace comes from the tender heartbeat of God.
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January 23, 2015

A Day Passes

I wake up each morning hoping and praying that you'll still be here.
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November 5, 2014

Holding Hands, in the Garden

There's a garden in Kansas City that is a special place for my wife and me, a haven that became a sort of sacred ground for us. This story is a quick, bright sketch of our time there and the reason it brought us so much joy.
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