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: Good News (Part Eleven)

David was up early.  If it weren’t for the traffic noise outside his third floor apartment window, he might’ve heard the birds singing a Good Morning song.   He had to pinch himself to make sure this was all really happening.  He’d met a girl at the Dog Park, of all places, and had the courage … Continue reading My Refuge and Fortress: Good News (Part Eleven)

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: Surrender (Part Eight)

Clara felt the cool night air against her skin, it was 2:00 am and she hadn’t slept a wink.  She could hear Ringo breathing in his bed a few feet away.  It had been a long evening and she’d gone to bed reluctantly knowing it was more of an empty gesture than anything else.  She … Continue reading My Refuge and Fortress: Surrender (Part Eight)

My Refuge and Fortress: Making Conversation (Part Six)

Laura hung up the phone and sighed deeply.  She’d called Clara several times in the last few days and each time her calls went to voice mail.  “Why won’t you answer?” She muttered to herself but it was really more of a cry toward heaven.  She and Clara had been fast friends; they’d shared a … Continue reading My Refuge and Fortress: Making Conversation (Part Six)