Contagious 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...

Share a Little Kindness

Donny trudged up the stairs and slipped his backpack from his shoulder. It fell with a thud. His mother turned from the sink of dirty dishes. “Bad day at school?” “Jim lost his battle with cancer.” His mother rushed over and wrapped her arms around him. “Honey, I’m so...

Daily Strength

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...

Locks 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...

Looking Behind

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...

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...

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