Give Me a Break

Give Me a Break

My young granddaughter came across a picture that she drew a couple of months earlier. With great excitement, she ran to her Mommy and exclaimed, “Mommy, look! I did this when I was – – “ and she held up three fingers. Her brother, trying to start a...
Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends

“I don’t talk to them,” my niece Michelle casually stated as we drove by a group of girls near her middle school. “What do you mean?” I asked. “You don’t know them?” “No, I know them. They are the popular girls, everyone knows them. I just don’t talk to them.”...
Lenses

Lenses

“Who wants to go to town?” Mom asked as she loaded a new roll of film in her camera and stuck a notepad in her purse. I was the first to exclaim, “ME!!” Mom worked for the newspaper. The editor wanted her to write a “human interest” story, and he needed it completed...
Shattered Beauty

Shattered Beauty

Mrs. Dunlap, my teacher at the one-room school, thought long and hard about a craft we could do for Mother’s Day. For Christmas we had made and painted candle holders out of Plaster-Of-Paris. Last year we painted a shapely jelly jar with paint that cracked and made...
Passionate for Christ

Passionate for Christ

My 4-year-old grandson was playing while his parents were watching “Jesus” from Sight and Sound on the TV during the Easter season last year. His mother, trying to tweak his interest exclaimed, oh, look Liam! Jesus died! Without looking up from his toys he said, “Oh...