Poetry/Short Stories


Update on Soon to be Released Books

First, a quick update about our family. I just finished teaching my last day of the 2019-20 school year at Heart Christian Academy. I taught junior high Bible, as well as 7th grade world history and language arts. For next year at Heart, I’ve been asked to teach both 7th and 8th grade humanities, which entails Bible, world history and …Continue reading →

Ripples

I recently wrote this poem about a dear friend who was recently involved in a major car accident. She was broadsided but walked away.   Concentric circles of divine protection Spread like ripples from the ocean of His Love. Safety and security are His, In His arms to give, Providentially shielding you— His chosen daughter from above.   To live …Continue reading →

A MAGIcal Christmas

This short story is an adaptation of O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi.” I dedicate this story to Ginny and Brad Caldwell–two godly examples of sacrificial love. Beautiful. Gentle. Gracious. These are the three things Bradley loves most about his newlywed wife, Virginia. This would be their first Christmas together since the accident. About six months ago for the …Continue reading →

The Beauty of the Bending of Light

One magical morning, it began to snow outside. Matter of fact, so much snow had accumulated outside my front door that I couldn’t leave my home. But strangely enough, it hadn’t snowed anywhere else in town. So reluctantly I remained indoors. But what happened next absolutely amazed me: as I turned on the lights to my Christmas tree, a world …Continue reading →

Joe Christian

Troubled senior, Joe Christian, moves to California during the middle of the school year with his mother to escape an alcoholic and abusive father. In his youth, the man was a national championship wrestler. Now, he lives in his glory days coaching wrestling at a high school that is well-known for producing All-American wrestling champions. Joe’s father has been verbally …Continue reading →

Suitcase of One

Saying goodbye in 1979, we left our motherland and father behind. “Will we ever see you alive again and feel your fraternal embrace, and if not, how long before we forget the sound of your voice, your high cheekbones, and your fearless face?” Courage and strength led you by your fists to stay and fight CONTRA communism and atheism, all …Continue reading →

The Gardener

Capitalism will never defeat communism. Capitalism might prove to be a better politico-economic system of government, but it’s powerless in and of itself to deracinate communism’s destructive roots, which choke the life of all diversity, drive, competition, and nutrition in a garden that’s designed as a feast for the eyes and stomach. Only with scarred hands that till the arid, …Continue reading →

“Imagining Jesus” Book Proposal

I want to share with you my journey as I traverse through the literary waters of writing a short story of Christian fiction for children in order to attain representation. Below is my book proposal, including cover letter, marketing analysis, chapter summary outline, and sample chapter, just as it will be read by literary agents and publishers. I would love …Continue reading →

Children’s Book

I’d like to take this time to officially announce that I’m writing a children’s book with my son. We started writing it a few years back. I just finished putting together a query letter, which I’m sending to Kregel Publications. I’m sharing it with you now to get some honest feedback. Please leave a comment if this is a story …Continue reading →

Going Home

Ron Arko was my spiritual father, my Paul and my Barnabas, always encouraging me, my writings, and my blog posts. He was always there for me when I needed him. The irony is that I need him here right now to help me get through his going home. You stepped onto the battlefield, while others walked away disheartened from the …Continue reading →

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