Category: Still True Today

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 front of him. “What’s wrong, honey?” “Mommy, my…

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 before his clouded eyes. The fire alarm…

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…