God doesn’t call the qualified, God qualifies the called Most of the mourners had left the grave side.  The heat of a southern sun made it uncomfortable to linger outside for long.  They would gather for sweet tea and refreshments at the widow’s house, another southern tradition. With his head down, his eyes fixed on … Continue reading

Serial Sniper There’s no right way to do the wrong thing. *****WARNING****** POSSIBLE TRIGGER ALERT All his life had been in preparation for this moment.  From the first time he picked up a BB gun, at the time nearly as big as he was, he’d had an inclination and proclivity for firearms and how to … Continue reading

A Gift

For God so loved the world that he gave His only Begotten Son … The greatest gifts are those wrapped only in the sacrifice of a loving heart                It had begun to snow.  Thankfully, it hadn’t affected the sidewalk enough to make walking in heels treacherous.  Still, she adjusted her scarf, pulled her coat … Continue reading A Gift

A Heavenly Hitchhiker

O Tidings of Comfort and Joy … It was one of those mercilessly cold nights; the kind where the air is so still, everything is clear and crisp. In the cloudless sky, the moon glowed bright and fuzzy, surrounded by a dark blanket, peppered with visible stars. On either side of the highway, as far … Continue reading A Heavenly Hitchhiker

A Christmas Prayer

God always answers prayer, just not always how you expect… Grace loved this time of year. Maybe it was her imagination, but it just seemed to her that at Christmas time, the atmosphere was a little warmer, people were a little friendlier and everything was a little brighter. She had come in for the milk … Continue reading A Christmas Prayer

A Thanks-giving Blessing

Temptation turns to triumph It would be the first Thanksgiving she’d ever spent alone. As much as she prayed and hoped, it seemed her son, deployed overseas, would not be able to be here. Her daughter had a family of her own now and lived halfway across the country.                           For several days, Marian had felt … Continue reading A Thanks-giving Blessing

Rebel Rising

When everything you know is questioned, you find out where you stand and what you really believe… Something had gone terribly wrong. Things like this did not happen to people like her. It had to be some mistake. She’d been trying to tell anyone who would listen since yesterday when the whole nightmare started but … Continue reading Rebel Rising