The Return

The Return

I have a word search puzzle book that I love. Each page has a hymn to solve, and the opposite side has a psalm. While searching for words from a hymn, I was inspired to write a story using the word list. Here is the story; the words are underlined. Read it and then...
Heart Treasures: Jesus’ Arrival Through Mary’s Eyes

Heart Treasures: Jesus’ Arrival Through Mary’s Eyes

I had been met by nothing but scornful glances and reproachful comments during my whole pregnancy. But the events surrounding the birth of my son, Jesus, confirmed to me the truth that he really is Messiah. I call these moments my “heart treasures.” I hold on to them...
Tea and Leaves

Tea and Leaves

I sit here at my writing desk looking out over the fields now yellowed and browned with age and listen to the farmers’ machinery humming in the distance. Once again, I am overwhelmed with the golden warmth of this season. The sweet scent of earth and ripe fruit,...
Quietly, the Stone Fell

Quietly, the Stone Fell

(a short story based on John 8:3-11) The temple was crowded that day. Warm, moist heat surrounded me. The sun was brilliantly golden. This was not the first time I’d come to hear this man teach, but I was still uncomfortable with my surroundings. I sensed it was...
Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

“I will take it from here,” He asserted gently but firmly as I slowly opened my clenched fist and released my Baton. I don’t know how long I stood there across from Him, my hand on one end of the Baton and His on the other.  Perhaps years.  But now it became...
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