Another rotation around the sun.
Does anything really change at midnight on December 31?
Another year ends; another begins.
In 2016, I serialized the rough outline of a story entitled Worthy on my blog. It originally consisted of fifty parts, covering the life and times of Abigail Worthy, a character from a play I was writing, Another Mother. Early in 2017, I was notified that the play had been chosen by The Essential Theatre … Continue reading Author’s Intent: Worthy
Picking Grain on the Sabbath As the chapter opens, Yeshua is under scrutiny from the Pharisees for allowing his disciples to pluck grain on the Sabbath. Yeshua doesn’t apologize, but rather turns it back onto his opponents by reminding them of an incident involving David and stating Temple officials also violate the Sabbath. For the … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: Matthew 12
Amy is on her way into her condo when she hears a familiar voice calling out to her. She turns to face Rebecca Asher. “Yes, Ms. Asher. What can I do for you now?” “Just curious if you had any comment on the remains found near Toccoa.” “What remains?” “So, you haven’t heard. A couple … Continue reading Songbird: Amy & Rebecca
Messengers from John After giving his disciples their marching orders, Yeshua is approached by messengers from John, inquiring if he’s the leader John has been predicting. Rather that state it outright, Yeshua instructs the messengers to report what they’ve seen to John and let him decide. In much of Christian orthodoxy, John is heralded as … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: Matthew 11
Tax Collectors and Sinners Yeshua returns to Capernaum, where the crowd brings out a paralyzed man. Yeshua is quick to forgive his sins, which raises charges of blasphemy from the scribes. To counter this, Yeshua tells the man to rise, take up his bed and walk, which the individual does, astounding the crowd. Afterward, we’re … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: Matthew 9-10
23 March 2019: East Point, Georgia. Isabella Fox hurries through the corridors of the convent where she has spent most of her adult life, now nearing a hundred and fifty years. She received an urgent message from the Mother Superior as she was at her morning prayers, stating she was needed. The Sisters are all … Continue reading The Longtimers: Roman Holiday, Isabella
8 April 2017: The Forum, Norcross, Georgia. The only thing politicians love more than the status quo is an electorate that never questions or violates it. They relish voters who go to the polls from election to election and mindlessly rubber stamp incumbents regardless of the job they’re doing. It means they get to do … Continue reading Status Quo