My Refuge and Fortress: Humbled (Part Nine)

It was still dark out when Clara opened her eyes.  The small apartment felt dark and cramped in the face of her current situation.  She’d prayed thoughtfully about so many of her disappointments and fears a couple of nights ago.  But, she still had to remind her troubled spirit often that everything was going to … Continue reading My Refuge and Fortress: Humbled (Part Nine)

My Refuge and Fortress: Why, Lord? (Part Two)

Clara moved quickly weaving in and out of the mass of humanity on the crowded sidewalk. Her thoughts were filled with memories of when she first moved to the “big city,” as she called it. Back then, she was brimming with anticipation and naive enough to think if she worked hard enough she’d earn promotions … Continue reading My Refuge and Fortress: Why, Lord? (Part Two)

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)