Empty Saddles

Empty Saddles

Mom had just finished squeezing the juice from the chokecherries, the paraffin wax was melting in the double boiler, and the jars were ready for the syrup and jellies that would grace our table through the winter. She looked out the kitchen window and saw my horse...
The Band of Courage

The Band of Courage

“Ever since the day of Adam’s fall, we’ve been required to surrender all. Yet so often before our morals wake, I accept the apple from the snake.” Lyric by Daniel L. Sixteen-year-old Caleb came home from youth group and exclaimed, “Mom! Guess what! Daniel, Mike,...
The Longest Night

The Longest Night

“OH NO! What in the world!” I exclaimed as we drove late into the night on a narrow road in the Colorado mountains. A thunderous rumble surrounded our little mini-van as we drove up the incline. We were surrounded by a herd of elk. Their hooves pounding the path as...
Riding on a Promise

Riding on a Promise

I ran behind Caleb’s bicycle holding onto the seat to steady him. “Faster, Mommy! Then let go!” He peddled as fast as he could and as I released him, I yelled, “Remember, keep the handlebars steady and if the bicycle wants to fall, turn towards the fall!” Just as I...
Differences

Differences

Jamie and Donnie had helped Mark move from his Delaware home. In return, Mark invited us to a Phillies game. He supplied the tickets and tailgate food. All we needed to do was show up. The Phillies stadium was huge, and the parking lot surrounding it required a GPS...
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