Living a Better Story

Every day is its own story; with the rising of the sun comes┬áconflict, twists, turns, and, if we’re paying attention, character development.┬áThe ultimate author of each day is God, but within our individual spheres, we are the ones at the keyboard. It is our will that shapes our days, filling them with something meaningful and […]

A Love That Will Dance in Heaven

They met because his grandmother broke her hip, and Granny McCart being the neighborhood sympathy cook, she naturally needed help taking the collards, corn, beans and biscuits the two-and-a-half-mile walk down Lenora Road. And that’s how my grandmother walked into a little farm house one Tuesday evening and saw my grandfather, sleeves rolled up and […]

Revenge of the Flush-o-Matic…

I have to get this out there. I Tweeted it earlier, but it doesn’t do the story justice. So I’m in Walmart today purchasing needed supplies for our youth mission trip that I’m leading here in Brunswick, Georgia. This seaport city ain’t what she used to be, but she does have a fairly nice Wally-World. […]

Of Better Stories

A friend of mine, Jason Young, gave me a box of books lately, and one of the treasures I unearthed as I emptied my Huggies box-o-goodness (the official packing box of all parents) was Donald Miller‘s most recent title, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life. I was […]

The Evolution of an Idea

I was driving home today, lamenting the fact that I have so many writing projects in process, but none really complete. I mean, sure, I have about 35 short stories that I’m satisfied with, but the big guns, the book-length works, are nowhere near being finished. There’s the vampire church story that’s 3/4 of the […]