THE PERFECT SANTA

Peterson’s Department Store was going to close in January, and there seemed to be nothing Whitney could do to stop it. In just a couple of months, thirty-five employees were going to lose their jobs, some of whom had worked there for decades. And each one had families that were depending on them to bring … Continue reading THE PERFECT SANTA

NO REASON TO STARE

As is so often the case, Charlie Goodwin had no idea that this was the day that would change the rest of his life. Convinced that he had made the right decision when he asked to be transferred, he felt good about how his first week had started. After eighteen months with the small regional … Continue reading NO REASON TO STARE

A BOOK OF LIFE

As Suzanne Collinson waited anxiously for the man who was coming to visit her, she could not help but wonder if her life had ever really mattered. Sadly, she believed she knew the answer, and it hurt to feel so useless. To think that she had somehow managed to live into her eighties without making … Continue reading A BOOK OF LIFE

THE ENCOUNTER

Kenneth Patterson was desperately late. Everything had gone wrong this morning, and unfortunately, this was one of the most important days of his career. Even his luxury sedan had broken down. Now there were just minutes to get to the meeting that could secure his future. As he rushed for one of the six elevators … Continue reading THE ENCOUNTER

THE HANDMADE GIFT

The frail elderly woman sat in her favorite chair next to the window. Shafts of sunlight streamed in as her eighty-three-year-old hands lovingly sewed her latest baby quilt. Joan had been making them for almost sixty years now, and as long as she was physically able to keep putting together the beautiful colors and patterns … Continue reading THE HANDMADE GIFT