Woosh! Friendship lost and regained. Whew!

Woosh! Friendship lost and regained. Whew!

Woosh. All the air left Bonnie’s lungs. The moments-ago lobby scene with Jackie was bad—well, she admitted it had been a fight. Not like the grasping-and-clawing, utterly gross mudwrestling Bonnie had glimpsed during an online search for one of Pastor Rankin’s...
Buddy, Can You Spare a Friend?

Buddy, Can You Spare a Friend?

Friends share secrets, feeling safe in the hearts and minds, that acceptance with be theirs, no matter what. Each of us has a few, one of them being our Father. But, but, but, but: have you ever repressed a truth? Not a fib, a flub, or white lie, but a lapse, really....
Let it go

Let it go

“Let it go,” the Christian smother says. Let it go. Be free of angst and regret. And, it strikes me suddenly: what she really intends is to be unfettered, free of listening to my burdens, as I have listened to hers. Our friendship flies away...

The Power of Intention

It’s 5:34 a.m. when we spontaneously awaken, aware of each other as the covers rustle with movement. We’ve beaten the clock alarm. Again. Our dear friend had a chemo therapy session – his 5th one, staring down the barrel of wellness to hit a bulls...