Tag Archive: life

The Trade, Chapter 12

Click here for Chapter 1 “Daddy, I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.” As Ruth looked at her father lying in the hospital bed next to hers, she began to cry uncontrollably. Years of rebellion… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 11

Click here for Chapter 1 The touch of the ER nurse’s hand gently brought Ruth’s thoughts back to the present. As she opened her eyes, her ears also became reengaged with her current… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 10

Click here for Chapter 1 All this time Ruth had been unknowingly working at an agency that her own father was helping manage. He had been appointed shortly after she started there but… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 9

Click here for Chapter 1 It hadn’t taken long for Andrew the auditor to discover that none of the payments to Promise Publishing could be tied to any material items received. He had… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 8

Click here for Chapter 1 When Ruth’s co-worker Deborah arrived at the office at 9 the next morning Andrew was already at his desk in front of Ruth’s, who was not at hers.… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 7

Click here for Chapter 1 “Hey! Nice shoes!” Ruth knew her bookkeeping buddy Deborah would notice her latest purchase as soon as she walked in the office. “Aren’t they though? Saw ‘em on… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 6

Click here for Chapter 1 They’ll never catch it.  So much money goes out of this office each month, one more expense will never be noticed. Three weeks had passed since she had… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 5

Click here for Chapter 1 At the office Christmas party a week later, Ruth was surprised and relieved to open a card from the bureau department head and find a $100 bonus and… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 4

Click here for Chapter 1 Being on her own certainly did have its perks, with no one to answer to but herself. Ruth could go anywhere, stay out as late as she wanted,… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 3

Click here for Chapter 1. December, four years earlier “Can’t you at least stay through Christmas Day?” Ruth brushed past her father without answering him, puzzled by why he was holding the door… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 2

Click here for Chapter 1. Ruth awoke in the emergency room of the hospital down the street from the prison. “What am I doing here?” she thought to herself, but quickly remembered as… Continue reading

The Trade

How far would you go for someone you love? How much would you give? What would you sacrifice? Over the next 14 days I’ll be sharing a short story about love, sacrifice, and… Continue reading

Sugar daddy Santa

It’s just my opinion, but it’s not just MY opinion. There are other rebellious ones like me who think frauds like Santa Claus should be exposed. Oh, the deceit. Here’s my anti-Santa post… Continue reading

On suffering, Job, and the goodness of God, Part 2

Please see yesterday’s post for Part 1. I believe God’s removal of his protection and blessing from Job was, among other things, a test to expose and prove the genuineness of his faith… Continue reading

On suffering, Job, and the goodness of God, Part 1

Last week I wrote on the objection to God’s existence based on the reality of pain and suffering and included two excellent videos which answer the objection well. You can watch those here.… Continue reading