Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part fourteen)

The long summer days bled into one another and in no time it was the fourth of July.  The small town of Lawrenceville showed up big for this holiday; there were flags flying and red, white and blue banners on every street corner.  Vivian was walking through the aisles studying the shelves at the local … Continue reading Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part fourteen)

Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part thirteen)

Russell Crow was especially enthusiastic on this bright and early Sunday morning; he crowed like his life depended on it.  The sun was just starting to peek over the horizon but Vivian had been awake long before the rooster or the sunrise.   After the family meeting the night before, the one where they’d all agreed … Continue reading Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part thirteen)

Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part twelve)

Perfect submission, all is at restI, in my Savior, am happy and blessed Watching and waiting, looking aboveFilled with His goodness, lost in His love The first week turned into two and the Lancaster’s were finally settled into the little house.  Vivian was amazed the kids didn’t complain more.   She’d fully expected temper tantrums and whining, … Continue reading Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part twelve)

Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part eleven)

Vivian woke early to the sound of a rooster crowing in the distance.  The house was situated just far enough from the chicken coop to hear the morning crows.  Grandpa Sonny had warned the kids that farm life means early morning life.  “You’ll hear Russel Crow just before the sun comes up every morning.”  The … Continue reading Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part eleven)

Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part ten)

It was a long few days before they finally saw it; the “Welcome to Iowa” sign.  Trevor honked his horn as they passed it so his mother could hear his joy.  He was so ready to be done with the endless driving.  Vivian honked hers in return.  Never had she been so glad to see … Continue reading Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part ten)