Almost Time

"It's almost time," Laird said to Martina. It was ten-thirty and they were sitting around the table in the kitchen after having cups of Rooibos tea. "Are you nervous? I know I am." She was in her 40th week of pregnancy. The estimated day of delivery was Friday but it could happen earlier or later. …

Paul Tells Nita About Mrs. Lopez

It was early Saturday evening. The sun was streaming into the living-room. They had just returned from having dinner at their favorite Thai restaurant. She was standing by the window while Paul stood in front of the leather sofa, watching her. The sunlight was in his face and she could tell from his expression that …

Shepherd’s Pie, Winter Olympics & The Next Door Neighbor

Thorsten Middleton thankfully let himself through the front door of which was once his family home and after removing his boots, he headed straight to the kitchen where he knew he would find his mother. She was just taking a tray of biscuits from the oven. After setting the tray down on the counter, she …

It’s How You Respond

Transitions themselves are not the issue, but how well you respond to their challenges - Jim George What transition are you going through today?  Getting old is a big one.  You’re not as agile and flexible as before.  You ache in parts of your body you didn’t even know existed.  It's important to be active.  …

The Tragedy of Divorce

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind - Shannon L. Adler I thought that when George and I tied the knot twenty years ago, it was for keeps.  Was I naive …

The Little Star

The sparkle in a grandmother's eyes the first time she sees and holds her first and only grandchild.   He is nine years old now and the sparkle is still there in her eyes when he visits her in the  nursing home.   The Parkinson's  has her confined her to a wheelchair  now but it cannot take …

Daya’s Timeline

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up - Psalm 27:10 Daya was like an orphan even though her parents were not dead.  They abandoned her and if it weren't for her grandmother, she would have been completely alone.  Family life was terrible for her.  Her father beat …

A Mother’s Hope

Children are our future.  It is our responsibility--no, it should be our mission to provide them with the tools that will enable them to have the future that God meant for them to have.  It is every mother's hope to see her child rise above adversity, poverty and all the social ills that would oppress and …

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