Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network

  • Talk about patience by Gregg Heid

    I'm an impatient man. I don't like to wait for things. I don't want to put in the time to learn how to back up our new trailer. I don't like to rewrite things over and over to make them polished. I want the siding done on my duplex now. And I want my dancing steps to come easy without hours of practice. I waited impatiently ten years for the right woman to be my wife. I dated and dated, constantly thinking, "Is this the one?" It wasn't. Now I know why. God gave me the wife He wanted me to have. …

  • Because of the simple faith of children by Jan Davis

    Anna, deaf from birth, found her seat on the plane. Her parents had given her the ticket as a graduation gift. She was about to embark on a life-changing experience: her first mission trip. She traveled with her church deep into the countryside of Brazil. Once there, the men built churches while their wives taught Bible stories to the children. Anna tutored them in sign language. Early each morning she assembled a small group under the shade of an old kapok tree. They sat on the large surface ro…

  • Snake on a stick by Hank Slikker

    I have a hard time with snakes. Not sure shy, except when I see one, I move the other way. But I think I'm like most humans. We have protective DNA. Scientists call it ophidiophobia, or rather, fear of snakes. I remember the first time I saw a "two-step" snake. It's a lethal bamboo viper we sometimes ran into on patrol in Vietnam as we moved through bamboo groves and elephant grass. Our unscientific name for it meant that two steps is all the time you get before you go down, before the venom str…

  • Happily Ever-After Storybook Ending by Jan Davis

    Almost every girl has dreamed of prince charming riding to the rescue on a white horse to deliver her from a life of despair. The prince will carry her away to his kingdom, where they will live happily ever after. ”And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.” - Rev. 1:5 Every fairy tale has an obstacle to overcome. Sometimes we may feel like …

  • Playing chess with Grandpa by Jessica Tanner

    Between two players sits a chess set. A few of the pieces are scratched. Some are missing limbs or weapons. But they still look like the people of Rome they were modeled after. The players eye the black and white opposing Roman armies. The girl moves a white piece. Then her companion moves one of his black pieces and swipes up her white. "Your king is in check." The girl is me and my companion is my grandfather. Ever since I learned the basics of how to play chess in the third grade, I've challe…