Tanara McCauley

Culturally Imagined Stories

Tag: God

  • Beautiful

    A woman had a dream. She walked for miles through fields and deserts, grasslands and marshes, following the sun. It warmed her face and shined in her eyes, making her squint as she journeyed. She pushed aside tall stalks of wheat, trudged through wet sand. Her thighs strained up steep mountainsides. In every place the […]

  • Be “Hoo” You Are

    ~My eyes are awake through the night watches, that I may meditate on Your word~ Psalm 119:148 As a young child I came alive at night, and snoozed each morning till the last possible second. In college I signed up for all the evening classes I could find. The professor of my one morning class once gave […]

  • Tongue on Fire

    My son hovered over the boneless, tasty looking mango-habanero chicken wings with a gleam in his eye. “Don’t touch ’em son,” I told him. “They’re too spicy. We saved you the others.” He grabbed his wings, satisfied enough, but greedily licked the sauce from a finger that had grazed the forbidden ones. The small taste set […]

  • Chevy Man Prayer

    He sat alone in the cab of his Chevy Eyes burning, heart heavy He rubbed on the arm that had just been used His blood recycled, his spirit abused He looked to the sky to the One he can’t see Do You know? Do You hear? Some mercy for me? It’s been only weeks and […]

  • Marriage Part IV: The Christian Husband

    Not being a man, I didn’t see fit to write on this topic myself because–despite what today’s popular culture would have one believe–men and women are just not the same. Sure I could write about what I think the ideal Christian husband should be, but the end result might be a list of to-dos in the […]

  • My Iron Sharpener

    A friend loves at all times… (Proverbs 17:17) Ten years ago she stood behind me fastening the last clasp on my wedding dress. She adjusted my veil, told me I looked beautiful, then reminded me of the signal I was supposed to use if – before the “I do’s” – I had a single doubt […]

  • From My Heart to God’s Ear…In a Letter

    Heavenly Father, I want to praise You and give You thanks for who You are and all that You do. As I think about child sponsorship and what it has become for me, I really want to just thank You for using such a ministry to bless my family when we thought it would be […]