Friday, January 15 2021 - 3:49 AM

David B. Smith

writes from Southern California.

Everyday Chores

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Dear God: Okay, here’s my glamorous chore list for today. One: vacuum. Two: take those packages to the Post Office. Three: make a run to …

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Jesus the Lobbyist

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You’re a lobbyist? You’d almost have better luck putting “Top Used-Car Salesman” on your resumé. Politicians, especially those with an ambitious eye on a comfy …

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Final Exams

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Dear God: I’ve got a massive comprehensive final exam in 45 minutes, God, and I can’t help the feeling of dread that creeps over me.  …

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I Love to Argue!

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Dear God: I love to argue! Please help me to start remembering that I don’t need to set the entire world straight! It’s invigorating to …

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A Smoker’s Prayer

Dear God: I feel absolutely helpless and weak-willed right now. Monday was the big day; I was going to quit smoking for sure. That lasted …

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Losing My Job

Dear God: I’m really scared. There’s a sick rumble around the building that a third of us might lose our jobs. If that happens, I’m …

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Mechanical Breakdown

Dear God: Lord, it’s so frustrating when our machines don’t work. Some people can just wave a wrench and their washing machines gulp apologetically and …

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Resurrection Hope

Dear God: My heart was so touched at Lupe’s funeral last night. The whole service was in Spanish—and I didn’t understand a word. Most of …

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