The Funeral

It was a gloomy day with intermittent spurts of rain.  It was as if nature itself was mourning the loss of a great woman.  Tracy was not surprised at the large turnout. The church was packed as many came to pay their respects and pay homage to Mrs. Gladys Townsend, the dear lady whom she …

Friends

They started out as friends. Talked for hours on the phone. Went out for pizza or to the movies when they didn't have any other plans.  Some Saturday nights they would order in spicy Thai food while watching classic or foreign movies.   They didn't know exactly when their feelings for each other began to change. …

Serving

For as long as she could remember she loved inviting strangers to her home for a meal. She lived by these words, “Do not forget to entertain Strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained Angels.”   As she served them, she shared her faith.  She wanted them to know that there was a …

Getting Old

Age spots, skin tags Fine lines and wrinkles Dull, thinning hair Sags and bags Wimpy brows and lashes Turkey neck The softness was gone The face looked familiar and yet… With a jolt she turned away from the mirror Where had all the years gone? When had she lost her youth? It seemed to happen …

Keeping Up Appearances

They had been together for twenty years.  The first ten had been relatively happy but after the loss of their child, their marriage started to crumble.  They went for counseling and things improved but only for a while.  They tried unsuccessfully to have other children.  They thought of adopting but decided not to.  The wait …

Bad Posture

Growing up my mother always used to say to me, "Hold up your back" because I slouched.  You would think that going to ballet classes would have helped.  It didn't.  Years later I was still slouching or hunched over my keyboard as I was typing.   My fiance used to be on my case.  He scolded me every time he …

Eleanor Roosevelt

Earlier this month when I was reading about African American women who made a difference so that I could feature them in the special issue of Notes to Women newsletter, one name kept popping up--Eleanor Roosevelt.  I promised myself that I would do a little writeup on her.  And here we are. "Where, after all, …

God’s Word is Sure

For the vision is yet for an appointed time;  But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry (Habbabuk 2:3). We can trust God’s word.  No matter how long it may take, in His good time, it …

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