The Washingtons – a christian political allegory

Imagine a happy, classic American family: two parents, Reagan and Roosevelt(Rosy for short) Washington, two kids, Liberty and Unity, and a dog and maybe a cat. Let's go ahead and put a goldfish and a guppy in a tank on the bar between the kitchen and dining room. One kid is in dance and the... Continue Reading →

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The Washingtons (ep.13)

Christmas Eve arrived as suddenly as did the Christmas season.  The Washingtons had spent substantial amounts of money in an effort to buy good cheer for themselves and for Liberty, and the Harhashes, though they spent very little on decorations or gifts, were feeling the cheer of their fellowship with God and Douglass' family and... Continue Reading →

The Washingtons (ep.12)

Christmas always comes like a thief in the night for some and is dragged in and propped up around halloween by others. The difference may be the need or willingness or reluctance to express whatever joy, or lack thereof, that accompanies the holiday. That said, the Washingtons were not not feeling it but the members... Continue Reading →

The Washingtons (ep.9)

She hardly caught an ounce of sleep the night before her alarm awakened her for her appointment. Reagan had taken the kids to school so that she could sleep in a little, both of them knowing sleep would be difficult due to nerves. After he returned home to pick her up, they loaded and got... Continue Reading →

Nativity Walk – Hope

Final installment in a Christmas series beginning with NW1: After an evening of memories and laughter with family, M & J went to bed. Ms. Anne insisted that Mary take their bed, being "large with child," and no one objected, at least out loud. She slept peacefully with the exception of one dream of the... Continue Reading →

Nativity Walk 7

Part 7 in a Christmas series beginning with NW1 Waking up in Jericho, Mary and Joseph had the Mountains of Judea to the  South and West and the Jordan River valley from which they just came to the East and North. They just traveled basically the same route from the river that Joshua and their... Continue Reading →

Nativity Walk 6

Part 6 in a Christmas Series beginning with NW1: The sun was barely out when Mary was awakened by the baby's kicking.  She said her morning prayers down at the river in the solitude, and then roused Joseph from a hard sleep. "I had a dream," he said, "there were Roman soldiers and an elderly... Continue Reading →

Nativity Walk 5

**This is part 5 of a series, beginning with Nativity Walk 1: As our young couple and their favorite donkey ambles along, the landscape slopes down to the river, flattens, and the trees fade into more of a desert terrain. The lack of shade wasn't a problem in the morning hours, but by noon the... Continue Reading →

Nativity Walk 4

**This is part of a series, beginning with Nativity Walk 1: Walking into town with the sun setting to the right, Mary is itching to take off her sandals and top cloak, and Joseph's stomach is growling so much it is distracting Mel's attention from the rocky path. As they begin looking for a place... Continue Reading →

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