In Heavenly Peace: The Gift (Part Three)

Prissy woke up before the sun; too excited to sleep another moment.  The house felt extra cold this morning, so she pulled the covers up to her chin grinning widely at the bare walls of her small room.  It was Christmas day!  She’d waited patiently for weeks, and it was finally here.   She had taken … Continue reading In Heavenly Peace: The Gift (Part Three)

In Heavenly Peace: Christmas Carols (Part Two)

She made her way to the kitchen leaving Prissy chattering to Howard, the calico kitty.  He’d wandered up to the house in the spring and Jane hadn’t had the heart to send him away.  The two were nearly inseparable.  “How was your day, Thomas?”  Jane asked as she laid her coat on the back of … Continue reading In Heavenly Peace: Christmas Carols (Part Two)

In Heavenly Peace: Fresh Snow (Part One)

It was snowing again.  Prissy sat by the window and watched as the flakes floated gracefully to the barren ground.  It looked magical; they shimmered with light, dancing in the setting sun.  It was a good one this time, thick and white, a blanket of glistening beauty.  She could hardly wait to play outside.  The … Continue reading In Heavenly Peace: Fresh Snow (Part One)

My Refuge and Fortress: Trusting (Part Twelve)

Clara stood in front of the long mirror, mounted on the back of the bedroom door, and stared at her reflection.  She’d tried on so many outfits she’d given up trying to count them.  Her bed was covered in clothing as a testament of her inability to choose.  Now, she scrutinized her selections, wondering if … Continue reading My Refuge and Fortress: Trusting (Part Twelve)

My Refuge and Fortress: Reconciliation (Part Ten)

“Hello.”  Laura said it again.  She could hear faint sounds of whimpering on the other end of the line, it sounded like someone was trying to stifle tears.  Laura knew who it was, caller ID didn’t allow for secrets, but she couldn’t understand what was going on, why was Clara so upset?  “What’s the matter, … Continue reading My Refuge and Fortress: Reconciliation (Part Ten)