REMEMBERING

Marcie Wilson rose from the pew and made her way up to the pulpit. This was a moment she had dreaded her entire adult life, but now that it was here, she had no choice but to persevere. In her left hand, she held some tissues and in her right were the notes she had … Continue reading REMEMBERING

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

UNWORTHY

Julia Binder refused to give up her child. Although Daniel was born with an extra chromosome, which made their lives considerably more complicated, she loved her son with all her heart and she wanted to raise him herself. She had no interest in letting strangers do it. However, as was the custom of the day, … Continue reading UNWORTHY

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