George Halitzka is a writer, storyteller and theatre artist. He’s penned everything from short stories to journalistic features, and from sermons to one-act plays. George’s work has appeared in regional and national publications including Louisville Magazine, Ministry Today, Living with Teenagers, LEO Weekly, and Christianity and Theatre. He was a regular contributor to Boundless from 2007 until 2011. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., Lillenas Drama, Meriwether Publishing, and Drama Ministry. George lives in Louisville, Ky., where he loves talking with God, cuddling with his wife, performing onstage, and eating too much cold cereal.
Think you don’t understand why people commit heinous sins? Think again.
A short fiction story about grace and forgiveness
Coming to grips with being "fearfully and wonderfully made."
Oppressive gray meets divine torrent.
When the miracle doesn't come in time, there's something profoundly comforting about knowing we serve a God who weeps.
God created natural laws for a reason and doesn't violate them lightly. But, sometimes, He does violate them.
Jesus' death was horrible enough. Now the body was missing.
Walking through the cemetery, a thought hit me that I don't think I'd ever really contemplated before: "One day, I'll be here, too."
I was only months away from graduating from Bible college, but I had a dirty little secret: I wasn't sure God existed anymore.
Andrew had expected to burst into tears as he poured out his story to Pablo in the Fairview Correctional visiting room. Instead, he found himself shouting.
Every time he prayed, the assurances seemed to get stronger that she was "the one."
Another predictably uneventful day at the nursing home. Until Everett receives an unexpected visitor.
Nobody expects to get old. Or useless.
Someday, death will die. Then Love Himself will reign supreme.
It began as a regular Wednesday night Bible study. Then someone new knocked on the door.
We may have something to learn about management of time and paperwork from a guy who's gone from pigsty dorm room to clean and efficient home office.
Joy is a lot harder than happy. But it's also a lot more worth having.
If you're like me and feel sometimes that good things have passed you by, class is now in session.
Maybe you're done with people. Maybe you've decided real relationships are a nice accessory to life, but ultimately not worth the pain.
If you want to know and be known, try practicing forgiveness, integrity, humility and community.
Christ's call is to think differently, to live unexpectedly.
Among those who hurt others, and who themselves hurt, there are few easy answers. That, of course, is no reason to remain aloof from their pain.
You could say that civilization works because it's never me.
George was tired of working for The Man. Thanks to the Lord and his fiancée, he no longer is.
I fit right in on the morning bus. But under the shabby veneer, nobody knew I was tortured by an impossible dream.
We catch a fellow Christian doing something we don't think is right. What might our response be?
Consider the ant....
And how they speak to us of the wonder -- or is it the meaninglessness? -- of life.
Is your approach to church like that of a giant flesh-eating extraterrestrial plant?
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