Moshe Morrison was born in 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, and was raised there. He is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. While at the art institute, Moshe met and later married his wife, Katya. They have been married for 43 years and have six children and 5 grandchildren.
In the late 60s and early 70s Moshe and Katya were very much a part of the counter culture. They lived in San Francisco for about a year, but decided city life was not for them and moved to her parents’ farm in Mt. Airy, Maryland, where they lived in a barn that Moshe renovated. Spiritually motivated, they sought out answers to life’s mysteries in all sorts of mystical and esoteric venues. In June, 1972 they both were surprised and overwhelmed by a supernatural visitation of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah. They embraced that revelation and became his followers.
They left the farm in 1976, to serve with a ministry on Long Island. Three years later they moved to Baltimore where they founded a Messianic congregation that Moshe led for the next 13 years. Katya and Moshe have lived in Israel since August 1994. Along with other Messianic Jews, they helped to establish the Messianic congregation, Ohalei Rachamim (Tents of Mercy), a ministry that provides humanitarian aid and spiritual refreshment based on Jeremiah 30:18.
Over the last 41 years Moshe has written sermons, bible studies, devotionals, radio programs, poetry, plays and in recent years short stories. Out of the Corner of My Eye is a compilation of some of those stories and his first book. They are not “religious” stories but stories that ironically uncover truth in the foibles, folly and failures of mankind. They are entertaining while not sacrificing principle. A few deal with specific issues of faith but most paint with a broader brush of parable. Stories are vehicles that carry reality often couched in unreality. Some are just simple fun.
A certain New York bakery advertized its Jewish rye bread by boasting you didn’t have to be Jewish to love it. That sentiment is echoed here. You don’t have to be Jewish (Messianic or otherwise), Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Moslem or anything else to love Moshe’s stories.
After nearly a two year battle with Leukemia, Katya Morrison passed from this world in October, 2013.