August 11, 2017, Bloomington, MN - In early July, five years after opening, Just Born Candy Company's Peep store in the Mall of America closed up shop. Candy Universe now presides over the first-floor location. Details are unclear and, as of this reporting, no official account of the store closing has been found. However, unidentified mall workers… Continue reading Without a Peep
On September 7, 2017, I will launch Life in a Fallen World, a website offering Biblical strategies and encouragement for navigating hard times. Encounter devotions, original stories, and (bad) poetry contributed by myself and other writers. Follow Life in a Fallen World on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for updates. "Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'I am the light… Continue reading Life in a Fallen World Launch
None of the following thoughts were in my head until, a few weeks ago. I came across an article about Francis Chan leaving his church and the reasons behind his decision. For some, his leaving is old news, it happened in 2010, but for me, it wasn't. I had no idea until I came across that… Continue reading Transform or Conform
I'm excited to announce the release of my young adult sci-fi horror story, The Warehouse Tour. Last fall, the Writers of the Future Contest awarded The Warehouse Tour an Honorable Mention in the third quarter of 2016. This fall, an expanded version of the short story will be available on Amazon. Look for it on… Continue reading Release Announcement
We have guests arriving tomorrow. The house needs a thorough washing, the laundry too. I also have a manuscript I need to work on and several other projects lurking in the background. And what am I doing? Obsessing over the submissions being reviewed. My short story babies got on the big school bus. Some left… Continue reading Oh, the Waiting!
In times of pain or anger, the enemy sometimes finds a crack to slip through. He infects me with a virus of unpleasant thoughts and emotions I fight to purge. I have to remind myself, usually more than once, of the wisdom of silence (Proverbs 17:28, Proverbs 29:11). During those moments, I cling to the Word… Continue reading The Way of Love