They hurried to tell the news, a tale of light and power and life, to unbelieving believers hardly daring to hope, the well-known story told by women to fishermen. Others also reported the news, with less haste and eagerness, a tale of lightning and shaking and fear, to believing unbelievers, the lesser known story […]
This is not a poetry blog, but occasionally I will post new poems such as the one below: The machinery is old, repeatedly breaking down. Some parts have been repaired, others replaced entirely. Some are missing. Increasingly, it is taking an inordinate amount of time and energy just to keep the machinery running, with […]
He’s back! After a long hiatus, John Smyth is back. By day, he’s the mild-mannered editor of Grace magazine. By night…he’s still the mild-mannered editor of Grace magazine, but he sometimes solves murders. I am pleased to announce that the fourth John Smyth Mystery has just been published by my own publishing imprint, Mill Lake […]
The handsome prince kissed the beautiful sleeping princess, and she woke up. They got married and lived happily ever after. That was in the good old days when writers could write stories they way they should be written. Nowadays, the story would have to go something like this: The handsome prince kissed the beautiful sleeping […]
“Dad,” my daughter said on the phone. “There’s yellow oil coming out from under my refrigerator. Is that bad?” “It’s not good,” I answered. “How old is the fridge?” “I don’t know, but it was seventeen years old when we bought the place three years ago.” Did I mention my daughter is an accountant? “What […]
Hello, pastor. Thanks for stopping by. Pastors don’t seem to visit much anymore. Guess they’re off doing something more important. I hope you don’t mind if I keep on weeding while we talk. I find if I don’t get a good start early, the work just gets harder later on. See, when the plants […]
While Toronto freezes and sneezes and Winnipeg digs snow as winds blow, Calgary looks for chinooks and Victoria focuses on crocuses.
Well-known theologian Dr. Thomas Simpkins passed away November 31 at his home in Layaway, Georgia. He was born Simpkins Tompkins but, for reasons never made clear, later changed his name to Thomas Simpkins. He began his studies at Fundamentalist Baptist Bible College in Narroway, Texas, earning a Bachelor of Evangelical and Systematic Theology. He went […]