Category Archives: STORIES

Fictional short stories Doug has posted.

GETTING OFF TO A GOOD START IN 2014

As religions invariably do, Christianity has accumulated a hoard of externals. The service of these externals has produced a host of young David’s clunking their way into battle in Saul’s armor. God’s did not intend this for his People. He has something in mind for us more dynamic – more flexible – more potent – more appealing. Continue reading

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THE BREAKFAST CLUB

Have You Eaten Yet Today? I have a longtime friend who has worked in Asia for decades. Earlier this year he shared something interesting about the Christian house church movement in China. That historic spiritual awakening has its roots in … Continue reading

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O HOLY NIGHT — A TRUE CHRISTMAS EVE STORY

O HOLY NIGHT                 Like no other evening of the year, tens of thousands of residents swarmed the streets of Danang. Young couples, groups of friends and entire families strolled hand-in-hand, or eased their way through the animated throng on … Continue reading

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NEW JESUS SIGHTINGS — Reports from Open Air Slum Meetings in Western Kenya

I am often asked, “Why does Jesus not do today the things He and the Apostles did in the New Testament?” Simple answer, “He still does.” Case in point: the ministries we have been a part of in Kenya since … Continue reading

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40 DAYS OF PRAYER & FASTING: 25 Days Remaining

You may not have heard about the late ED FREEMAN. But I thought you might want to hear. (I pass on this forwarded email from a friend.)  My comments follow…. Subject: Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Ed Freeman Courage. You’re a … Continue reading

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THE VOICE AT THE DOOR

(c) 2009 Wm. Douglas Van Devender       “How’s he doing?”      “Take a look.”      The SuperMax Duty Officer peered into the tiny isolation cell through the thick glass port. An inmate clad in sweat-stained boxers circled the confined space, talking … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS (c) June, 2010

The broker leaned back in his seat as the Friday evening express pulled out of Grand Central Terminal. He was relieved to be out of Manhattan for the weekend. In Stamford, he’d switch to his own car for the final … Continue reading

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THE PERFECT DAY…EXCEPT…

Saturday. The Perfect Day. The kind of day that never comes for most college football fans. The kind of day that comes once in a lifetime for a fortunate few. Yes, the Perfect Day. Except…. This was a spectacular autumn weekend. A … Continue reading

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A New Short Story – THE BOX

THE BOX  © 2010 Wm. Douglas Van Devender dougvandevender@live.com & FACEBOOK Doug Van Devender The seeker’s meandering route had taken him far into uncharted Wildland. While he hungered for the warmth of community and blazing hearth, he would not turn … Continue reading

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A CHOICE OF WORDS

WORDS Wm. Douglas Van Devender © 2010 I parked my car in the Birmingham airport long-term parking. I would be away for a few days and that distant lot was the least expensive. I had to wait several minutes for … Continue reading

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