I have this picture on the home screen of my phone. It’s a close up of Samuel swimming the butterfly. His face is what makes it so compelling. The determination evident there is spine tingling. It makes me think there’s something big that goes on when a […]
Lucas J. Draeger
Banish me to a dark corner, chain me to a keyboard, and I will gladly be a word slave. I'd sit there all day, with only an occasional demand for a coffee break.
I'm a would-be (wanna be) author, middle aged, fairly repressed, but extremely BLESSED with an amazing wife and two brilliant boys.
For several years, I've been haunted by images of the starving, drug addicted, victimized teens of the streets. I write about them a lot.
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God…For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and […]
It’s ten past lunchtime, and I decide to stop for fish & chips. I tell myself it’s healthier than the average fast food fare, even if it is still fried, and I happen to be near a place that is about a nine out of ten on the […]
I am struck by the way certain realities in our common world appear much like beacons–indicators of deeper truths in the unseen world–as in the way every fraction of Life exists only in the wake of some other thing’s death. And for each of […]
Suppose you suffered from a pain so long you learned to forget it was there, like a thin needle – too small to see, but too bothersome to ignore – was inserted into your flesh while you were preoccupied, and it remained festering for years. What would it […]
“Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” Ephesians 5:14 Researchers estimate there are one billion earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy alone. Multiply this figure by the over one hundred billion galaxies in […]
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5 In stories, everybody loves a great villain. Often times, a well written villain supersedes the importance of a compelling protagonist. Look at the way The Joker has stolen the spotlight from Batman […]
“Dad?” little Isaac says. A pair of ducks float lazily on the surface of the urban lake behind him. He embraces a half gallon jug of murky water, much of which has splashed onto his chest, soaking the front of his shirt, as he’s wrangled it for half […]
“There’s more to life than a little money, you know. Don’t you know that? And here ya are, and it’s a beautiful day. Well, I just don’t understand it.” – Marge Gunderson, Fargo I’m a little embarrassed to admit I waited nearly twenty […]