My Refuge and Fortress: Reconciliation (Part Ten)

“Hello.”  Laura said it again.  She could hear faint sounds of whimpering on the other end of the line, it sounded like someone was trying to stifle tears.  Laura knew who it was, caller ID didn’t allow for secrets, but she couldn’t understand what was going on, why was Clara so upset?  “What’s the matter, … Continue reading My Refuge and Fortress: Reconciliation (Part Ten)

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)

My Refuge and Fortress: Well-Meaning (Part Five)

The sun rose early in Clara’s apartment, not that it mattered, she’d been awake most of the night anyway.  How dare the sun rise as though nothing was wrong?  And, to add insult to injury, the alarm went off reminding her she had no reason to get out of bed, no reason for it to … Continue reading My Refuge and Fortress: Well-Meaning (Part Five)

My Refuge and Fortress: Emptiness (Part Four)

Clara stared out the window of the fast moving train.  There was nothing but darkness to see minus the occasional flicker of light slightly illuminating the tunnel.  The ride on the train was long and the slightest whiff of something rank she couldn’t quite identify was bothersome.  Sitting next to her was an older gentlemen … Continue reading My Refuge and Fortress: Emptiness (Part Four)

My Refuge and Fortress: These Days (Part Three)

What hurt Clara most of all in this dismal situation was how she felt about God.  She’d trusted him and he’d let her down.  She’d stepped out in faith and he’d let her fall.  Where was he in all of this?  She was getting the axe and it felt like she’d been forgotten by the … Continue reading My Refuge and Fortress: These Days (Part Three)