Category Archives: Christian Fiction

Please send me $10 (or more) for my birthday

My birthday is October 5. Every year.

Please send me $10 for my birthday.

I will use it to change someone’s life for the good.

All the money you send to me will go to the Chains of Grace Ministry.

We provide re-entry supervision and services for men and women coming out of incarceration. In less than two years we have gone from no beds to nearly 100 beds.  Our men and women do not reoffend. They work, the pay taxes, they mind their manners.

Please help us help them.

 

Send me $10 (or more)

You can donate on line at our website: www.chainsofgrace.org.

Or, you can mail a check to our hard mail site:

Chains of Grace

PO Box 1344

Midlothian, TX 76065

We are getting yet another site ready to open by the end of this year. You can help.

EVERY PENNY you send will go to this ministry directly.

My Sad Stuff

Whatever can happen to anyone else can apparently happen to me. This is a revelation an apocalypse a mysterium I should have uncovered some time ago.   Like Aeschylus I discovered the unbidden tears. I think he meant the kind of tears that wrack you with sobbing at unexpected moments.   This morning a pastor… Continue Reading

A Tired Walker, a Hot Day, A Dirt Road

He was bent or so it looked to me. He was old or so it seemed to me. I passed him easily. I was young. He looked down at the dirt road. He did not look up at me even after I got by him. I know he did not look at me even after… Continue Reading

Wash and Wonder

I don’t think God knows much about business. God says “You gain by losing” How can that work? I doubt God knows much about mathematics. God says “The first will be last” and “The last will be first” So even God’s numbers can’t hold their spot. I wonder if God knows military strategy. God sends… Continue Reading

The Necessity of the Christ for a Good Life

On Resurrection Sunday a few years ago, numerous pastors of churches in a fading mainline American denomination rose to deny Jesus. The statement dozens of these heretics had agreed upon was spoken as in unison. They said, “Jesus, called the Christ, if he ever actually existed, was certainly not the ¬†divine Son of God and… Continue Reading

How Does a Good Life Look?

Martin Luther’s short catechism begins with the phrase, “I believe God made me.” The man who rediscovered Christianity (at a time it was thought worth finding) might have announced his belief in God’s act of universal creation. He certainly believed God made it all, makes it all, keeps it all, redeems it all. When he… Continue Reading

What is a Good Life?

I perceive God in Jesus, the Christ. God chooses to show Godself as Father and Holy Spirit, but today I take the time to write about the apprehension of God in Jesus, the Christ, and make no excuses for the practice. Jesus is the Ultimate example of the Moral Exemplar. His life is The Good… Continue Reading

Why Bother to Believe AT All?

I perceive God as Tri-une; impossible, unlikely, nearly incomprehensible. I apprehend God in Jesus, (the, not a) Christ, foretold by the prophets, announced by angels, pursued by powerful foreigners, born of the Blessed Virgin Mary, his death twice ordered by the Jealous Powerful (at His Advent, again at the Cross). Jesus lived a perfect life,… Continue Reading

The Priesthood of the Believable.

I perceive God as real, personal, just and loving. I accept God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit and still find myself willing to accept the old paternal language even though I believe God embodies and transcends gender. I believe in One True Living God, who chooses to show Godself in three separate and distinct… Continue Reading