Layne’s Decision

"Olivia, I'm looking for a flat in Manchester. Can you help me?" Olivia was a friend and a real estate agent who lived in Yorkshire but worked at an agency with offices all over England. She alternated between their offices there in Yorkshire and Manchester. When Layne emailed her on Wednesday to find out when …

A Bone of Contention

"So, what are you waiting for?" Cheryl asked Joe. He stared at her blankly. "What do you mean?" "I mean you're not getting any younger. You're going to be 56 years old in January and you're still not married. What are you waiting for?" He sighed. "Why is everyone so interested in my personal life?" …

Father and Son

There was a man who had two sons.  One day, the younger son came to him and said, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’  His father divided his property between the two sons.  Days later, the younger son gathered all he had and left home.  He went to a far country …

Marilyn’s Pick Me Up

"Do you notice anything different?" Marilyn asked her friend, Joyce. Joyce studied her friend who looked like she was in her early thirties rather than in her mid-forties. There wasn't a touch of grey in her dark tresses, she noticed enviously. She had a few grey strands. "What moisturizer are you using on your face? …

Too Young

"What's wrong, Ken?" Roxanne asked him as they stood on the hill overlooking the river one Sunday afternoon.  He had been very quiet and she could tell from his expression that something was troubling him. "You're too young for me," He insisted.  "I'm almost twice your age." "What does age matter when two people love …

The Nursing Home

It was Saturday morning and Andrea was at the nursing home visiting Mrs. Alvarez, dear woman whom she met through her grandmother.  After her grandmother passed away, Andrea continued to visit Mrs. Alvarez who was always delighted to see her.  She was in a wheelchair and although she was ninety years old, her mind was …

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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