FLOWERS FOR FAITH

Ashley pulled into the parking lot of the Golden Oaks Discount Center and began to search for an empty spot. As usual, the huge store was busy on Saturday afternoon, and there were no available spaces in front, so she was forced to park on the west side of the building, a fact she was … Continue reading FLOWERS FOR FAITH

THE MEANING OF FAMILY

As the police officer looked at the two vehicles, he felt genuine sorrow for the families of the occupants. After seventeen years on the force he had worked hundreds of serious auto accidents, but he had never seen cars so completely demolished. The head-on collision had occurred when the large sedan crossed the center line … Continue reading THE MEANING OF FAMILY

THE BRAVERY OF A FRIEND

Carl leaned back in his easy chair and waited. It was at times like this when he missed the relaxing pleasure of his pipe, but at his daughter’s persistent urging, he had given up smoking years ago, and it had paid off. He had now achieved the distinction of being an octogenarian, and, thankfully, his … Continue reading THE BRAVERY OF A FRIEND

FORGIVENESS

On a warm summer evening, an innocent dinner date was about to turn into a life-changing event because, as we all know, what seems like it’s going to be one thing – can sometimes turn out to be quite another. And that was never more true than on this particular occasion. Looking around the busy … Continue reading FORGIVENESS

DEADLY FORCE

Officer Hernandez was struggling to remain conscious. The repeated blows to his face and head had rendered him helpless, and with the pain intensifying, he was quickly becoming weaker. Because he knew his life was in danger, all he could think about was his wife of eleven years and their two young sons.   Now on … Continue reading DEADLY FORCE