Unpacking Identity Crisis

With Michael joining the party this passage became a necessity. Walter’s background has been teased over the course of the story thus far, and it’s soon going to be coming to the surface much more prominently. This was just the beginning, let’s unpack. Michael’s smiled warning The truth is, as soon as Walter stepped through…

Fiction Tuesday – Identity Crisis

Walter and Ama exchanged a look, which was obviously not the reaction Michael was expecting. “I’m sorry, Healer Ama, if I’ve been presumptuous. But I know of no other way to assure your arrival in Meadow Run.” “I thought you said the guards on First Run don’t recognize your authority.” Michael shook his head. “No,…

First thoughts on an upgrade

This past weekend my wife and I paid off our phones on T-Mobile and I thought, “Hey, maybe I’ll upgrade.” I was already planning on picking up a 6s+, but figured I’d do it around Christmas time as I normally do. With the phones paid off, however, I figured it would be fun to see…

Sometimes

I’ve written in the past about the strange world pastors inhabit. We come into spaces where people are at emotional extremes, from deepest grief to highest celebration, and we wonder if anything we do has any impact at all. We tell the story of Jesus, we try to share his love, and we long for…

Falling In

The season of Fall 1 began on Thursday. With the march of the seasons the light changed from the honey glow of late Summer to a more crisp light anticipating the coming chill. It’s probably my second-favorite light in which to practice my hobby. Aside from the allergies 2, I love the fall. A lot…

Covering Up

As many readers of Painfully Hopeful know, I’ve been writing a serialized novel on Tuesdays entitled Welcome to the Valleys. It’s been a whole lot of fun to do, and weeks ago it became the longest work of fiction I’ve ever written – and I’m only in Chapter 3! To better organize the project I…