Jesus was Big

One Christmas I was looking into the manger at that tiny little ceramic figure portraying Jesus. That’s how some people see him. Just a little harmless figure. It makes me think of my favorite story of Christ’s birth, which can be found in John. John, unlike Matthew and Luke, John does not have a nativity story….

The Real Count Dracula

There was once a kingdom in old Eastern Europe, not far from the Black Sea and ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. During the anarchy of the dark ages, this little realm stood as a shining example of law and order. According to legend, the territory was so safe that the ruler placed a solid gold…

Judgement at the Gas Station

One morning I was pumping gas at a local Citgo when a young, twenty-something girl pulled up to the pump in front of me. A cell phone was pressed to her head and she was talking feverishly. Her car was an older Chevy Impala with the gas cap under the license plate in the back. She walked…