Chelsey’s Birthday Celebration

"Does your mother know that you have a tattoo?" Gideon asked Chelsey. "No. She'll probably flip out if she does. You're not going to tell her, are you?" "No. That's for you to do." "I suppose I will have to tell her sometime." "Is that the only one?" "Yes." "Good." "I guess you don't approve …

Visiting Jennifer

"So, Uncle Marc, how are things with you? Jennifer asked. They were on the terrace of the unit she lived in with her fiancé. "Fine," he said, leaning against the rail facing her. "How are things with you?" "Well, as I mentioned on the phone, I'm engaged." She showed him the ring. "Mom's thrilled, of …

Mother Goes to Saideep

"Who cares about Belugas and dreamlifters?" Saideep demanded impatiently. "I thought you were here for an important reason." "This is an important, Saideep," his mother protested. "Your father and grandfather are arguing over which is bigger--the Airbus Beluga or the Boeing Dreamlifter." "Mother, I really don't have time for this. I'm very busy." "Too busy …

Family Affairs

“You’re the most infuriating, insufferable, arrogant man I have ever met,” she fumed. He looked unperturbed.  “Is this what you came all the way over here to tell me?” he asked.  “You could have just as easily phoned me and save yourself an hour’s drive.” “I wanted to tell you what I think of you …

The Age Difference

"I wish you were going with me," Michelle sighed, looking at Connie as she lay on the sofa with her injured leg elevated on a couple of cushions. "Even if I weren't laid up here with a bad leg, I wouldn't go with you," she told her. Michelle's eyes widened in surprise.  "Why not?" "You're …

Women’s Fellowship

Years ago, I was part of the Women's Ministry at my church and one of the things I really liked about it was the fellowship.  We would hold programs like "Lunch and Learn" where women would come together at someone's home and a pastor or a speaker is invited to share a profound message with …

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