THE ACCEPTANCE OF LOVE

Christine McIntyre had done everything she could to treat her patient with compassion and sensitivity – but she could not bring herself to approve of his lifestyle. Standing at the front door of the beautiful suburban home, she was confident that in this case, just like all the others she’d been assigned to, the patient … Continue reading THE ACCEPTANCE OF LOVE

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

TWELVE PROMISES

On a chilly November evening, at the age of thirty-one, Patrick Sutherland was about to do something he had never done. Something he never thought was possible. Something he had only dreamed of. He was going to go on a date. At least he thought it was a date – or rather he was hoping … Continue reading TWELVE PROMISES

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

THE EULOGY

Even though the church was small, Reverend Hansen estimated it was less than half full. Only the immediate family and a few acquaintances had bothered to come together on this blustery January day to pay their last respects to Donald Phillips, a man who, during his eighty-plus years of life, had survived a multitude of … Continue reading THE EULOGY