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 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)

Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part one)

Vivian woke from a fitful sleep. The sun wasn’t up but she knew without looking at the clock it was near time for the alarm. She rolled onto her back and stared at the ceiling, the day hadn’t even begun and she was already tired. She sighed deeply as she turned to face the empty … Continue reading Blessed Assurance: A Story of Hope (part one)

More Days Like This, Please…

Ever have a day that seems like it came right out of a romance novel?  Honestly, I’m not sure if I’ve ever had one.  Well, maybe my wedding day although it was so long ago I don’t remember.  I do remember I was deliriously happy, and the pictures agree.   Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had … Continue reading More Days Like This, Please…