Laird Recounts the Past

"So, you didn't stay to see your father?" Martina asked Laird. "No. I couldn't bear to listen to any more of her bloody drivel." "It sounds like she's still in love with you." "How ironic. Karson wanted her love but I, who never wanted it got it instead." "Love is a crazy thing. And some …

A Thorn in His Side

He had no doubt now that Sister Augustin was the one who told Father Schmidt about Monifa and him. Many times he could feel her eyes on him and when he turned to look at her, she quickly averted her gaze. And she avoided him. On one occasion during recess when he was talking to …

A Rainy Night

She sat there in the car watching the rain come down relentlessly, asking herself why on earth had she ventured out on such a miserable night?  Was she that desperate to find out if the rumors were true?  From where she sat, she couldn't tell if anyone was home.  There were no lights in the …

Stand Firm

Overhead the clouds are gathering with threat of a storm. They spread across the sky. When the they are full, they will pour out the rain upon the earth. Many of us like these kinds of storms. We like to watch the spectacular display of God's majesty as the lightning flashes and the thunder crashes. …

After the Storm

Father Kowalski and Sister Francesca were saying the morning prayers. "You look tired, Father," Sister Francesca remarked when they were finished. "Didn't you have a good night's rest?" He smiled. "How could I sleep with all that racket?" "Oh, you mean the rain?" "It was more like a storm. It kept me awake for a …

A Powerful Force

He watched her as she knelt in the pew.  Fortunately the church was empty.  If anyone else had been there, they would have disapproved of the way she was dressed. Personally, he was happy to see her there.  After losing her fiance and son in a horrific boat accident, she had stopped coming to church.  …

Coping As Best As We Can

It has been over a month since we lost our dear son.  There are times when I feel fine and there are other times when I break down and sob uncontrollably because the pain is so deep.  It's deep, deep down and it hurts.  The void he has left in our lives is like a …

Love is a Storm

Jasper was walking down the street, heading to the cafe where he was supposed to meet his girlfriend, Shannon when he heard someone call his name.  He turned and saw that it was Raina, Shannon's friend from university.  She stood there, dressed in an odd white top, denim capri pants with a smile on her …

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