Angry At God

by on June 27, 2017

“I don’t know anyone who will read a book about being angry at God,” a family patriarch said.

This is a common response I receive when answering the terrifying question: “So what is your book about?” No one expects to hear a Christian admit to being angry with God, much less write a book about such an ostracizing plight.

Lent Oh Jake.....

Lent – Paradise Lost

by on March 31, 2017

Up a little, then back down again, I bobbed on cerulean waves. My butt was planted in the center of a blue and gray float tube I’d purchased at Wal-Mart for $3.98 only a few days earlier. I sipped at a Medalla lager as I took in the sea, sand, palm trees, pelicans, and people. My sun-starved skin was happily absorbing all of the UV rays that it could. I’d put on sunblock too late but wasn’t overly worried about it. I was mostly content.


Lent – Thin Places

by on March 16, 2017

Frantic phone calls had plagued her night. They did every full moon, for whatever reason. As it waned, so too would the robberies, DUIs and domestic violence, until they reached their normal levels again. It was enough to make a person superstitious. Most of the emergency dispatchers and responders believed that it was better to have those nights off, just not strongly enough to ever make the request.

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