Deliver Us from Evil

Jerry opened the pastrami on rye wrapped in foil; inhaling the steam as it rose from the sandwich, he smelled the little bit of heaven on Earth. He…


Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Reverend Samuel Powell stood before his church’s pulpit, his fist raised as he began raining fire and brimstone down upon his congregation. The…


As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us

Dottie Lamer was not one of those fervent Christians who forgave the convict in jail who killed their loved one. No; she wasn’t about to forgive the…


And Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Bennett Caldwell was a poacher. He’d heard old man Grady was out of the hospital from a recent hernia surgery, which blew the man’s deer hunting this…


Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Matthew Huckabee was a rich man. Not billionaire rich, but a comfortably safe, seven-digit millionaire. When he found out the company bookkeeper…


On Earth as it is in Heaven

The bullet struck him in the forehead when he stopped to look back. Jeff Book went down like a ton of bricks. A woman screamed. People scattered for…


Thy Will Be Done

Barry was a likable guy, confident, sporting a $100 haircut and perfectly balanced sideburns. There was no doubt he would be the next senator…


Thy Kingdom Come

Frank Cardo's father owned his town, employing 50 people at a prestigious law firm in Caul City. Most people looked up to Gerald. Frank always felt…


Hallowed Be Thy Name

Hal Lowed appreciated his parents' warped sense of humor. When he was four years old, he realized the Lord’s Prayer said his name. Once this fact…


Lake Winnipeg

It was Bertram's fault. He wanted to rent the out of the way place, a waterside cabin on Lake Winnipeg. His family used to go there when he was a…