Tag Archive: love

Philo-less Sophia

I think Caroline is a pretty name and I like owning it. My parents named me after my father’s mother who died giving birth to him, so that makes it extra-special to me.… Continue reading

The love of a child

I have four grown children whom I love dearly…and I’m pretty sure they love me back. I also have four little children who I’ll never see again and whom I miss dearly. They… Continue reading

We’re just not that into him

It was a quickie wedding. The groom had been waiting a long time to make her his bride, but when she finally said ‘Yes’ she insisted on a short, civil ceremony and wanted… Continue reading

Dumpster children and mandatory marriage

Tomorrow I will be voting for candidates whom I believe are more likely than their opponent to uphold traditional values, and I implore you to do the same. In the fight for the… Continue reading

The hope of happiness

In the debate over same-sex marriage and homosexuality, just as in other issues about which people disagree, the answer to one question will mostly determine which side one will support:Or perhaps more specifically,… Continue reading

Faith, facts, and Katy Perry

Katy Perry’s parents were on American Idol this week, talking to Ryan Seacrest about their famous daughter. So I thought this would be a good time to dust off this post I wrote… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 14

Click here for Chapter 1 Ruth’s father turned away from the guard and looked out the window, contemplating how unusual it must seem that he was hoping and praying his daughter would go… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 13

Click here for Chapter 1 When Ruth’s father opened his eyes the prison guard was at his elbow, the hand and ankle cuffs clipped to his belt. “Let’s go sit in the waiting… Continue reading

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