There is story after story in the Bible of people who met Jesus about whom we know almost nothing other than the incredible fact that their lives were radically changed forever by that encounter. Many of their names are not recorded. Most of the time we don’t have any of their family history, or even their places of origin. And yet, these folks had entire lives that began before they met Jesus, and continued on afterward. Have you ever wondered what their lives were like? Have you ever wondered how you would have felt or responded to Jesus and the times if you suddenly had been transported into their circumstances? Well, I have. Some of my wonder eventually ended up in the stories in this book. I hope you enjoy my efforts.
I started writing stories in the third grade, sitting at the kitchen table keeping my mother company while she cooked dinner or sewed. Now I still write stories, except at my own kitchen table. I started a family tradition several years ago of writing a story at Christmas to give to family and friends. Sometimes a few of us get together and I read it out loud, usually on Christmas evening. They always tell me they like them. Read one, and see what you think.