stories

Mossy Roof

Fred went to Home Depot to buy a power washer because the moss on his roof was getting out of control. Fred didn’t know anything about power washers, so he requested to speak with a power washer expert when the store employee asked if he needed any help. The power washer expert told Fred everything […]

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Change Oil Change

Once lived a man named Oliver who lived in Oil City, Texas. The locals said this town was special because you could find an oil change shop on almost every corner.  One day, Oliver decided to take his car in for its scheduled maintenance. He drove over to Jiffy Lube because it was the closest […]

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Carpet Love

Years ago, Joe and Scarlett went to a carpet store together to buy new carpet for their first home.  (The owner of this particular carpet store was one-of-a-kind. He believed carpet was no ordinary purchase. He believed carpet was something to be respected – almost covenant worthy. He even had buyers sign contracts on how […]

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Gold Gifts

I was reading an article online about a father of three boys (who were all under 4 years of age), that gave each of his boys a priceless gold gift for Christmas.  The father was about to serve a 25-year prison sentence, so he wanted to leave his boys with something special.  To the oldest […]

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Special Gift

One day, a boy named Peter was sitting in class with his his classmates when a man walked into the room with a special gift. The kids began to wonder who the gift was for as the man talked with the teacher. Then, the man walked over and sat the gift down on Peter’s desk. […]

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An islAAnd

I was reading about an island of people who have zero knowledge of the outside world. No one has ever visited the island and no one has ever left the island. The men, women, children, and the elderly on the island work tirelessly in streets. They work from sun up to sun down no matter […]

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Freedom

When Freedom was arrested, Control and Choice were taken into custody as well. Today, after leaving the lavish land of choices (Starbucks), I made the decision to journey over to the jail to talk with a few inmates. If you have never been to jail or prison, it’s probably hard for you to imagine everything […]

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Watching

I found a news article beneath a bunch of watches inside an old jewelry box. The article was about this guy who had a passion for helping kids learn a trade fixing watches. As the story goes, he formed a nonprofit and asked people to donate their old watches. Then after the watches were repaired, he […]

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SOULitary

Three weeks ago I went to the jail to see if any inmates had filled out a form to see me. My designated folder was empty. Since I was already there, I decided to visit someone who didn’t request me. What’s the worst that could happen besides awkwardness? When I walked in and sat across […]

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