What If...
Truth Is
Life's Lessons

I am a Christian, which means I follow the teachings of Jesus, the Christ.  This website is an expression of my personal, deeply-held beliefs.  I have been attacked, mocked, insulted, looked-over, frowned-upon, belittled, shunned, cast aside because I don't agree with the hypocrisy of hiding that which is my life.  I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus, the Christ as it has manifested itself in my life.  I was afraid, for a moment, that I could not endure the persecution that came from speaking these simple, quite comical, and pretty well-written anecdotes.  The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding my short stories, which are based on real, life-like events but are fiction and created not only to entertain, but hopefully to educate.  My deeply held conviction is that God allows us to encounter many different things in life (good, bad, indifferent) for a reason.. The reason is to help somebody.  Somebody includes yourself and others.  The first person who needs to learn a lesson from my experiences is ME.  Once I've learned the lesson that each experience has taught me, I am obligated to share the experience with others, so that somebody else may benefit.  I firmly believe that I will be held accountable for if and how I've used every lesson that life has taught me.  The hard part about this is most people don't really want to talk about real-life issues.  They don't want to face the thought that their pastor, bishop, brother, sister, friend, mother, daughter, father, son may actually be a liar, cheater, child molester... you get the picture.  But if we all just pretend there is no problem, what happens to the liar, cheater, child molester...?  Would I rather he perish?  Would I rather perish myself?
Truth is, there are a lot of ugly, stinking truths lurking right under our noses.  I've never understood how we could just keep breathing like we don't smell them.  I am not condemning or condoning any religious practice or belief.  One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.  My personal belief is that each individual must live and die for himself.  It took me many years to realize that my judging the foolishness of church made me no better than the actors who donned the stage.  With that being said, my stories are not written to hurt or offend.  They are shared to help myself and others who may be going through a similar struggle.  Any likeness to any individual is merely a coincidence.  The characters are fictional and the plots are created, based on my experiences in life.  For those of you who read the stories posted previously and provided your feedback, I am eternally grateful.  For those of you who read the stories and became enraged, I sincerely apologize.  For the one who read the stories and lodged a campaign to destroy my life, I bless you while you curse me. I pray for you, while you persecute me.  And there ain't nothing you can do to stop that.  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.