Collected Short Stories
So what’s this all about …
- Via Maris is an anthology of stories and essays I have written over the past forty years.
- It is my plan to publish one story, essay, article or whatever else may strike my fancy on the blog on the first of every month.
- The stories that appear here are all fiction. Many are based on my personal experiences, things I’ve learned and observed over my 85 years. The essays are non-fiction, also about things I’ve learned and observed.
- Over the years, there are things I’ve learned and observed, things I believe are of value and significance. Things I would like to share. Some might call it ‘wisdom.’
- Me? I am a Christian, a graduate of Denver Seminary (’90), an ordained pastor (also ’90) and a pastoral psychotherapist (M.A.). If so inclined, you can read more about my life and my testimony of how I became a Christian on my website; click on My Story. You can also see those places where God brought me to this time and place, at times taking my by the ear, sitting me down and telling me to pay attention.
- The focus of each blog will celebrate the word and work of Jesus Christ, the influence of the Holy Spirit and the overarching love and blessings of God, our Father in Heaven. It’s the least I can do. After all, he saved my life.
- If you like what you read, please tell a friend. If you take issue with what I’ve written, tell me – but please, let’s keep any dialog civil and clean. I will not reply to swearing or name calling. I won’t reply to anonymous or fictitious communications, either.
Q. Why the title, Via Maris? A. It’s where Jesus walked, the region in which his influence began. Some 300 years before Christ, the network of Roman roads, the viae Romanae, began to extend the empire’s reach, eventually reaching Gaul, Britain, Asia and Africa. For...
Luke 4:1-13 . Philippians 2:6-8 . Hebrews 2:17 Walking south toward Jericho from the Jordan, Jesus left the road well before reaching the city. Turning northwest, he followed the broad rift into the barren wadis and hills of Arabah. As he turned, he smiled slightly at...
All stories contained in Via Maris are works of fiction. All characters and events are the products of the author’s imagination. All copyright and ownership rights reserved. No reprint rights reserved. Any stories in this blog and this blog as a whole may not be downloaded or reproduced in any form by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems from the author’s website without permission of the author. All texts must remain intact and may not be edited or abridged in any way without the author’s permission in writing.