The Hopeless Wanderer

Today we would likely label Jacob a sociopath: cunning, deceptive, detached, manipulative and ambitious. He was often cruel and incapable of being loyal. He lived by his wits - and was [...]

Enemies in the Land

Listen to “Enemies in the Land” by Fred Smith   Peace is good. War is bad. Right?  Not always. In fact, there are times even now when calling for peace is simply appeasement and [...]

The Impeded Stream

Listen to “The Impeded Stream” by Fred Smith   Like some of you, I grew up singing the old hymn, “The Haven of Rest,” taken from the account of the Apostle Paul’s sea [...]

Our Secret Inquietude

Listen to “Our Secret Inquietude” by Fred Smith   After my father died we were sorting through his papers and found a stock certificate for 100 worthless shares. They were all [...]

The Measure Of A Man

Listen to “The Measure of a Man” by Fred Smith   When my father was five years old, he fell with a glass jar of peaches he was carrying and sliced open the wrist of his right [...]

The Long Good-Bye

Listen to “The Long Good-Bye” by Fred Smith   Virtually every time I mention my father in a blog people will comment about how interesting he must have been. Some who knew him [...]