The Bible and Faith

AUDIO SERIES

NAKED GRACE
NAKED GRACE
Emotions
/
  • Emotions

    Emotions

    Jul 1, 2021 • 9:56

    If your parents didn't take you to an amusement park as a kid, they either didn't love you or…. No, that's pretty much it, they didn't love you. The park of choice for those near Dallas is the famed Six Flags over Texas. It's a theme park with towering roller…

  • Bunk Bed Tears

    Bunk Bed Tears

    Jul 1, 2021 • 8:42

     A father's nightly rituals are a thing of boundless fascination to his son. His endless hours at work might as well have been spent in a mysterious patch of the Brazilian Amazon as in an office building two miles from the house. My brothers and I would anticipate the nightly…

  • The Drawing Table

    The Drawing Table

    Jul 1, 2021 • 3:48

    Not many days after the bunk bed incident, I was standing by my Dad's drawing table. The walls of his studio were always crowded with drying paintings. That's where he would work when he had freelance illustration jobs.  At that time, he was building upon a budding career as a…

  • Cold Cat Case

    Cold Cat Case

    Jul 1, 2021 • 11:53

    Grandma and Grandpa lived in Dallas. Our trips there often came in winter since the most active concentration of holidays accompany the cold weather. We would draw shapes in the fog our breath made on the van windows as we drove.  Being a kid who lived hours from my grandparents…

  • Church Of The PhDs

    Church Of The PhDs

    Jul 1, 2021 • 10:37

    Before city council decided to build the bypass, a multi-mile loop around my hometown, much of the outskirts were still blanketed by the pine forest of East Texas. The little Bible church we attended was a metal building at the end of a dead-end road, surrounded by tall pines. The…

  • The Wild Woods

    The Wild Woods

    Jul 1, 2021 • 8:21

    As we grew into devious little miscreants, we could feel the blisters brought by the struggle against our behavioral constraints. With each wriggle, they grew tighter. There were rules at home, rules at school, and rules on the playground. There were even rules for proper bathroom etiquette. Didn't they know…

  • Dark Magic

    Dark Magic

    Jul 1, 2021 • 5:34

    As we grew into devious little miscreants, we could feel the blisters brought by the struggle against our behavioral constraints. With each wriggle, they grew tighter. There were rules at home, rules at school, and rules on the playground. There were even rules for That hatchet was the second installment…

  • Bible By Night Light

    Bible By Night Light

    Jul 1, 2021 • 9:07

    My fourth-grade class was buzzing with Christmas-time enthusiasm. The whir of exuberant voices filled the room as a holiday coloring sheet went around. The Christmas break was coming, with its presents and candy. The page slid into place as I reached under my desk for my crayons. Some kids had…

  • The Stool Method

    The Stool Method

    Jul 1, 2021 • 8:38

    As my love for the Bible was beginning to blossom, my friendship with Michael was soon tested by fire. By eighth grade, Michael was reading the Wheel of Time. It's a huge series of fantasy novels, and each is as fat as a Webster's dictionary. Michael's face was buried in…

  • Drugs For Boys

    Drugs For Boys

    Jul 1, 2021 • 11:17

    Junior High sleepovers were the best of times and the worst of times. Our neighborhood was not lacking in options. John's house was always a safe choice, though he had a curly furred dog who demanded a crotch sniff followed by a face lick. Spending the night at Jimmy's was…

Subscribe
Free Grace content right in your inbox!
Subscribe
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram