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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Inspirational Journeys Podcast
MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Luke Seibert
Luke Seibert is the oldest of seven children and lives in North Alabama with his family. He became blind at the age of nineteen, and while adjusting to his new life, discovered a love for writing. Today, Luke is working on his masters degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological seminary, preaches at his local church, and loves writing stories. He has self-published four novels, and has several more he is currently working on. Though he enjoys writing stories set in modern times, he especially enjoys writing historical fiction works. Some of his other interests that are incorporated into his writing include woodworking and bluegrass music.
Luke’s featured book is entitled:
The Master Of My Life
Hate. It’s what drove Josh Neelon from his home eight years ago, and he’s been running ever since. But now with Savannah in his life and things picking up at work, Josh is finally beginning to think he has reached the refuge he has been seeking. Who cares about what happened back then when he was a kid? He was out on his own now, doing what he knew was best.
But then Paul Griffen, a twelve-year-old boy diagnosed with terminal cancer, tears open an old wound and forces Josh to confront the demons—demons from his past that he has been trying desperately to force back into their graves. Paul’s simple faith brings questions to the table that Josh would give anything to avoid having to deal with. But when those questions continue to demand answers, Josh realizes he has the same choice in front of him once again: he can stay and wrestle with his own conscience, or he can leave yet again and begin a new life. As his friendship grows with Paul and memories continue to rise up to haunt him, Josh knows that he can sit on the fence no longer. The time for decision has come.
Mac weaseled his way ahead of us, the first in the line, first to get his food. Go figure. I followed Jackson and Tom toward the counter, studying the menu hanging on the wall behind the register. The “menu” consisted of a large blackboard, with different colors of chalk distinguishing the different sandwiches, salads, and soups offered. I was trying to decide between a Reuben melt and an Italian Meat combo, when a conversation at the table behind me arrested my attention. It wasn’t so much what they said, but who was doing the talking that captivated me. I turned around hesitantly, almost afraid of the memories that would be resurrected from their graves if my suspicions were true. I already had to rebury one group of them on Friday, but those would be nothing compared to these ghosts.
A group of guys lounged at a round table, just finishing up their various sandwiches and subs. A few of them sported various ballcaps, and most wore jeans and a t-shirt. But my eyes were drawn like a magnet to the owner of the voice that had seized my attention. He was a pretty young guy, probably early thirties. He wore a brown flannel shirt, with the sleeves rolled up to the elbows. He wiped his mouth with his napkin, and began to stand up. As his eye caught mine, he froze half-way out of his chair, staring at me. It seemed like he was trying to remember, as if he thought he knew me, but knew that it couldn’t be. But there was no fog clouding my vision as I surveyed my brother-in-law.
If memories were waters behind a dam, the dam just burst. Images from eight years ago poured over each other in rapid succession. Images of riding in this man’s truck. Pictures of him and my sister Rachel waiting on the path ahead of me. Memories of playing guitar to his runs on the banjo. Memories. All those memories I thought I had successfully buried long ago and were no more. I turned away, hoping that he had not observed the pain-filled look of recognition I must have shown. I riveted my attention on the menu, trying to hold back the dam, trying to rebury those demons of yesterday. I had made my decision; it would be the Reuben.
Jackson took his receipt from the cashier, and Thomas stepped up to the counter. I went to take a step forward, but a hand resting on my shoulder halted my tread. “Josh? Josh Neelon, is that you?” I gritted my teeth. After all these years, why did he have to reappear now. But, he was here. What could I do?
I turned to face the lanky, clean-shaven man that addressed me. “Hey, Charlie. It’s been a long time.”
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