Category: Still True Today

Love Letter

Jeremiah’s arthritic fingers pulled the fragile letter from its tattered envelope and smiled. This was the note that started their romance many years ago. His mind raced back to the beach near his parents’ cottage and the first time he saw Raquel. Her long blonde hair rustled in the ocean breeze as she dug into…

Five Smooth Stones

This post first appeared on American Christian Fiction Writer’s website. However, I thought it applied to more than just writing. What truths can we learn from David and Goliath’s story today? What are your “bullies” in life? Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in…

Just Enough

A thud and scream woke Jayne from her slumber. Tommy. She bolted upright and rushed to her son’s room, holding her breath as she swung the door open. She snapped the light on. Her five-year-old sat on the floor clutching his stomach and whimpering. Jayne knelt in front of him. “What’s wrong, honey?” “Mommy, my…

God’s Laughter

“God can use you anywhere, anytime,” the evangelist said. “Just trust.” Sandy shook her head and muted the television. I’m too old for that. She leaned back, picked up her knitting and rocked–needles clicking in perfect rhythm to the squeaky wooden chair. She loved the corner by the fireplace. It was her favorite spot in…

Going Forward, Looking Back

Luke thrashed about trying to wake from his dream stupor. His chest was heavy like a loaded barbell thrust upon him, making it almost impossible to breathe. What is that noise? Luke bolted upright in his bed. Smoke filled his lungs and he gasped for air. Flames danced before his clouded eyes. The fire alarm…

Love Takes Time

Jeremiah‘s arthritic fingers pulled the fragile letter from its tattered envelope. He smiled. This was the note that started their romance many years ago. His mind raced back to the beach near his parents’ cottage and the first time he saw Raquel. Her long blonde hair rustled about in the ocean breeze as she dug…

Braids of Strength

Simon tugged on his braid and rolled his eyes. How much more of her chatter could he take? If only he could put a muzzle on those bright red lips. He’d been dating Desiree for six months. At first it was heaven, but now her needling burrowed into him like a tick on soft skin.…

Poison Apple

Eva tapped her toe, waiting for Sheldon to finish his drawn out spiel on how his website could benefit her. He reminded her of a tacky car salesman. Hair slicked back, shifty eyes, and a fake smile. He rolled his chair closer, invading her space. She cringed and glanced at the door. Could she escape?…

Little Big Things

She inhaled the smells of the fresh morning air and relaxed in her rocking chair. The world was asleep along with the dogs in the neighborhood. The only sound to be heard was the chickadee wishing her a sweet day. Perfect. A hummingbird fluttered by and took time to savor her flowers. She smiled as…

Total Recharge

Josiah trudged along the narrow path. He stopped, shifted his backpack, and forced himself to keep moving even though his body screamed in pain. He kept his mind focused on the solitude of his mountaintop destination. The agony of the climb would be worth it. It had been a rough six months with hours of…