The Umbrella: An Anniversary Story

In the corner of our bedroom sits a large black umbrella.  Though now over twenty years old, it has never been used…and most assuredly will never be.  In fact, it’s only been held once: on a clear and sunny Texas summer afternoon.  Sadly, this umbrella will never serve the purpose for which it was manufactured. … [Read more…]

Great Expectations

You’ve heard it said God moves in mysterious ways.  But what you probably didn’t know is that He also speaks at mysterious times, especially to me. Not like Moses, who witnessed the miracle of a bush completely on fire yet not burning up.  Not like Joseph the carpenter, whose dreams blurred the line between imagination … [Read more…]