Tobogganing with Matt & Cam

It was New Year's Day and Gina and Matt had taken Cam tobogganing near the house. It was a lovely, sunny day and not that cold. It looked like Winter wonderland with so much snow on the ground. Cam was excited. He loved the snow. Matt promised him that they would build a snowman when …

The Threshold

PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox It was an uproarious wedding. Merry guests enjoyed good wine and food as the band played feet-tapping music. In the midst of the merriment, the groom mused, What if she wants me to carry her over the threshold? She's a BIG woman. Hours later the groom and bride stood outside …

Good Food & A Wedding in Kenya

PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox "Lots of good food here," Chi remarked. "Yes," Albert agreed. "Where's the wife?" "At home stewing." "Stewing? Why?" "She's still mad at Jason and me." "You mean because he's engaged to the Kenyan woman?" "Yes." "Well, I can understand her being upset with him but why is she upset with …

Laszlo’s First Date and the Dance Festival

"So, how was your date last night?" Folami asked Laszlo. "What's with you?" "Nothing. I just asked you a question." "It's the way you asked it." "Never mind the way I asked the question, just answer it." "With your attitude, I have a good mind not to answer your question." "What's wrong with my attitude?" …

Church, Lunch & No to Marriage

"Are you happy that I came to church with you today?" Trishan asked his Aunt Savitri. "Of course!" "It's a nice church and the people are very friendly." "Yes. It's like my second home and the people are like my other family. They're always warm and welcoming to members and visitors alike. A lot of …

Money, Money, Money

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com "For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.  If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.  But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and …

Summer Jobs & the Krasnovas

"So, how's your headache?" Chelsey asked her mother. "It's gone," Ruth told her. "You've been having a lot of them lately. Don't you think you ought to go and see a doctor?" "No, I'm fine. So, how was Les Misérables?" "It was great. We were so engrossed in it that it didn't seem as long …

An Awful Dinner Party & A Private Yacht

"That was some dinner party last night, wasn't it?" His expression soured. "Yes, it was. It was torture, to be quite honest. I don't think I'll ever throw another dinner party." "Your friends are going to be very disappointed. They love your dinner parties." "Well, that's too bad. Better for them to be disappointed than …

God’s Call to Love Others

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion Everyone to his brother.  Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, The alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart Against his brother’ - Zechariah 7:9-10, NKJV How we treat others is very important to God. He doesn't ask …

Back in Chicago

Several weeks had gone by since their return to Chicago from Hanoi. It was casual Friday and she was on her way to do some shopping when Ryker walked over to her cubicle. Her gaze traveled slowly and deliberately over him. He looked amazing in the black turtle-neck sweater and the navy blue suit. "Melissa …

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