Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part six)

By the time Sonny pulled the old pickup truck into the driveway, Mae was pacing the floor.  She’d prepared one of their favorites for lunch: ham piled high on homemade bread with thickly sliced tomatoes from the garden and pickles spears on the side from a batch she’d canned the previous summer.   Before Sonny could … Continue reading Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part six)

Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part five)

Sonny was angry when he went to bed.  He’d tried to hide it, tried to seem causal, but he was pretty certain Mae could see right through him.  That woman.  He loved her so much.  She had a gift of discernment and not much escaped her notice.  It was 2:30am and he laid in the … Continue reading Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part five)

Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part four)

Mae Cooper was standing over a sink full of dishes when her cell phone rang. Not many people called these days, she was much more likely to get a text. She missed the days of human interaction but tried her best to keep up with the ever-changing technology so she could communicate with those she … Continue reading Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part four)

Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part three)

Vivian pulled into the driveway but didn’t immediately get out of the SUV. Instead, she unbuckled and slowly turned to face Thatcher in the backseat. “Thatcher, honey, there are some things we need to talk about.” Thatcher sat quietly as Vivian cleared her throat. “You know, sometimes decent people make bad choices. Remember that time … Continue reading Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part three)

Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part two)

Vivian put the SUV in park and sat quietly.  She didn’t have the strength nor the heart to open the door.  She’d dropped the two younger kids off at school and made her way to the hospital where she worked part time.  She understood their circumstances were no secret, but oh how she dreaded facing … Continue reading Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part two)