My stomach churned with a mixture of nervousness and excitement. My brother Derek and I were driving to visit a new church again. I was thankful for his company, and the fact that I wasn’t going alone.
Thunder crashed outside our house and my mom’s teacups rattled on their shelves. I gulped and stared wide eyed out the window. Rain poured from the sky in giant droplets. The wind tore at our house, driving the rain even harder and making it difficult to be heard over the noise. Continue reading
The wooden swing I sat on creaked as I slowly swung back and forth, languidly trailing my bare feet over the cool green grass. I felt tears welling in my eyes. My heart ached. I felt empty inside. Continue reading
Dread consumed me, my heart pounding like the beat of an execution drum. I sensed in my bones that today would not go well. It all started about a week ago… Continue reading
Pain seared my senses, leaving my mind momentarily blank. I heard myself gasp and my gasp was echoed by others around the small church auditorium. My jaw dropped. My pain was emotional, but it felt worse than a physical blow. Continue reading
Trouble was brewing at my church. You could sense the silent rumblings every Sunday, the precursor to a forthcoming disaster. People were unhappy. My family and I were unhappy. Continue reading
I slowly drifted into consciousness, sleepily content burrowed under my down comforter and wearing my fuzzy Mickey Mouse pajamas that were hideous but comfortable. Opening my eyes, I peeked out through a hole in my window blind and was startled to see solid white outside. Excited, I sat up and pulled the blind open. Continue reading