WHY AM I ALIVE?........
As a child I fell in love with Jesus of the bible. Growing up in a non-denominational church, I heard all the stories in Sunday school. My mother wrote and directed plays about Him. My father, a minister, played the role of Jesus and was very evangelistic.Read the Whole Story
As the university named after him neared completion, Ezra Cornell directed his developers to build one of the most majestic monuments yet...the castle that would be his home.Read the Whole Story
A heron flew across the still lake, flapping its wide wings for an awkward landing in some reeds by the shore. Its reflection in the water could be seen by a single figure on shore, reading at a picnic table. Tim's Bible and notebook were open, and had been open for hours.Read the Whole Story
I was a loner. And a cynic. I pored over philosophy books on Friday nights with a box of wine. The little time I did spend with other people ended in debates over the state of humanity, which I believed was doomed. I went to class. I wrote my papers.Read the Whole Story
So many people like to wander around with no responsibilities, no obstacles. So when the going gets rough they leave and travel in the wind. It blows them to and fro, but they don't find anything to put their roots down into. They don't find anything to put their heart into.Read the Whole Story
Most people go through things in life that lead them to choices, places, and destinations. Most of these things are unplanned. Some people go through very difficult situations, perplexing and confusing. Such are the times of being a teenage, for most.Read the Whole Story
"...help..." My desperate cry for help began as a whisper, slipping spontaneously from my lips. Late at night, alone in my darkened house, I couldn't sleep, I had paced miles of circles my house. I was hopelessly thinking in circles, too. Over and over I reconsidered what I had said; what she had said. What I did; what she did. What I would do next... or not.Read the Whole Story
He's the kind man who invited me into his little deli.
I looked around with wonder and asked, "did you all make this yourselves?"
He said, "yes"
I could tell everything was handmade and done with care.
He gave me a cup of water and talked with me.