Category Archives: True stories of a wretch like me

Dorothy’s Murder

There is a man named Judd McKelvey serving a life sentence for the murder of his wife.  When I was in high school, I worked for him. I was a junior at Fort Hayes School for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Ohio.  Judd was the … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday and the Man in the red Speedo… a heartwarming tale

The man in the red Speedo was never intended to be part of the story. Even as the sun came up that Easter morning, it was already hot at the beach.  Dressed in flip-flops, a T-shirt, and swim trunks with … Continue reading

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We can’t stay here Ethel, these people are Holy Rollers!

(Read the God Series from the beginning by clicking here.) According to findings from my recent post “Jesus repellent and the American Queen,” the extent to which we remember our formative church experiences is vivid and unsettling.  My first experience was at … Continue reading

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Frances Speck, prisoner of self.

Catch up on the God Series*… Part 1:  Two hookers on the radio seeking Jesus, Part 2:  Driven to know, Part 3:  A blue Louis bag and a week at hospice school. We were already running late to meet my parents … Continue reading

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A blue Louis bag, and a week at hospice school

Catch up on the God Series*…  Part 1: Two hookers on the radio seeking Jesus   Part 2: Driven to know                                                                                                                                I met a lady named Candace who carried a blue handbag.  This is significant for two reasons.  One, the handbag was … Continue reading

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Driven to know

(Click here to read Part 1, Two hookers on the radio seeking Jesus) Oh, how I wish I still had those yellow napkins from Wendy’s.  Day by day, I was writing down Bible verses on the Florida Turnpike… at drive-thru windows, at red lights, … Continue reading

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Two hookers on the radio seeking Jesus

Ten years ago… I was listening to two hookers talking on the radio.  They were telling a man about what it was like back in the days when they were working the streets.  Is that really such a big deal, … Continue reading

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Survivor’s guilt and the Holocaust

When I was actively working as a hospice volunteer, I visited with a lady named Anna.  (not her real name).  She was at an assisted living facility in old Boca Raton, hidden down a winding lane of gravel, palm fronds, … Continue reading

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Diamond Mine

The boy behind the counter had holes in both his ears.  The first time I saw him, I thought it must be a birth defect.  Where the rest of us have an ear lobe, this young man had what appeared to be a thick worm … Continue reading

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I’m not addicted… I just can’t stop doing it.

When I stepped out of the shower, I had an epiphany.  This happens to me sometimes, because that’s where I do my best thinking.  I’ve been struggling with this decision for a long time… months maybe.  But now that I’ve made … Continue reading

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