A Dad who Runs | Perspective on God’s Character

Beach Scene

She is screaming and stomping her little tanned feet. “Daddy, daddy, dadddyyy!” She hollers and waves her arms perched on the edge of the sandy boardwalk. I determine she’s about four or five. Her dad is the one with the terrible sunburn, in the blue shorts. I know because I’ve noticed him come down to […]

Will He come? | A Story of Forgotten Past

beautiful woman

She ran. Adrenaline pumping. Darkness. Heavy footsteps behind reminded her what was at stake. What do they want from me? Why are they chasing me?  Slam. A mysterious man grabbed her arm thrusting her body against the cold pavement. The next moments were all shadows–voices took her pursue, stripped her naked, and kicked her as […]

I’ll See You Again | A Salvation Story

China

When I first met her in China, she was quietly studying on a bench at the local college campus. Her dark skin glistened even in the shade of the tree. As I walked over to her, I found myself wondering if she stepped off the pages of National Geographic. Occasionally, people come into our lives […]

Do you really think you’re that important?

barefoot girl

7:45 on Sunday morning always came early. One summer morning, I was driving down Peachtree and noticed a woman stumbling along the side of the road clearly in the clothes she’d worn the night before and most likely still intoxicated. I drove by her and circled back to see if she needed a ride. She […]

Good People Don’t Go to Heaven

Image of landscape painting

  The wind circled the small coffee shop, rustling the leafless trees. “I’m a good person. I go to church pretty often. . .and even give up my weekends to volunteer,” she dropped the comment in mid-conversation. I gazed at my new friend, confused how we went from our favorite restaurants in Atlanta to that […]