My Hope is Built: The Treasure of Friendship (Part Ten)

Sadie woke in the night with a piercing pain in her abdomen.  She sat straight up in bed and gripped the quilt given to her by her beloved late mother as she waited for the spasm to subside.  The night was beautiful; moonbeams spilled across the bed and she could feel the coolness of winter … Continue reading My Hope is Built: The Treasure of Friendship (Part Ten)

My Hope is Built: Facing the Truth (Part Nine)

Sadie stood at the window and watched as the snowflakes fell gently to the ground.  It was the first snow of the season and she was mesmerized.  The long hot summer months were gone and her ever-growing belly was more uncomfortable by the day.  She rubbed her little one all nestled deep inside and hummed … Continue reading My Hope is Built: Facing the Truth (Part Nine)

My Hope is Built: The Lesson (Part Eight)

Sadie knocked on the door with polite precision.  She was so excited for today.  Abe was comfortable with her visits to Ms. Moses’s all alone since she’d invited them in for tea a while back.  Sadie had been as faithful as the rising and setting of the sun since.  Every week she’d show up, knock … Continue reading My Hope is Built: The Lesson (Part Eight)

My Hope is Built: Visitation (Part Seven)

Sadie stood and wiped her brow.  The coolness of the morning was slowly being stifled by the rising sun, it had already begun its daily march across the pale blue sky.  Morning dew was evaporating causing a misty steam to rise from the earth.  Sadie could feel the temperature rising and realized she’d lost track … Continue reading My Hope is Built: Visitation (Part Seven)

My Hope is Built: Prayers of the Righteous (Part Six)

Sadie stood stunned for a moment and then stepped to the right.  Still no words came to her mind.  Ms. Moses, feeling heat rise in her cheeks because of their previous encounter, also stepped to the right and again the two bumped into one another.  Could this get any more awkward? Sadie thought, this time … Continue reading My Hope is Built: Prayers of the Righteous (Part Six)