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MY GOOD SON
Friday, November 29, 2019 by DONNA DeLORETTA BREANNAN

PLEASE WELCOME

DONNA DeLORETTO BRENNAN

TO

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY

 

EXCERPT FROM: “My Good Son”, the first of six stories in Forget the Mess—It’s time for a story!

 “We’re home, Ma.”

I look out the car window but don’t see any houses I recognize. The man who was driving the car—the same one who just called me, “Ma,”—gets out, walks to the passenger side, and opens my door.

“Come on, Ma. I’ll show you where you’ll be staying.”

He doesn’t look threatening; just tired. I get out of the car and let him help me up the front walk, even though I’m perfectly capable of walking by myself. The house in front of us is nothing special—blue and big. It doesn’t even have a porch—just a front stoop. If this were my house it would have a porch.

A woman steps out the front door and waves. She’s wearing a smile that’s way too tight to be sincere. “Hi, Mom. We have your room ready for you.”

How can they have my room ready when I don’t live here? At least, I don’t think I do.

I let the man help me up the front stoop and into the house. The woman follows behind and shuts the door.

We walk through a large living room and down a short hallway toward the back of the house.

“Here we go, Ma.” The man opens a door. “This will be your room until your place is fixed up.”

There’s a large bed against one wall, and two dressers. I don’t know what else to do, so I smile and nod my head. The woman leads me into a connected bathroom and points out the tub-and-shower combo. As if this would be reason enough for me to want to stay.

We exit the bathroom; a teenage girl stands glowering next to the bed. The woman rushes over to her and they talk in hushed tones. I try to ignore them, but some of their comments are so loud that even smiling at the man and nodding my head doesn’t shut out their conversation.

The girl hisses some words, but I only make out “. . . how long?” and “my room.”

The woman says something about a fire and glances at me. She turns back to the girl. “We talked about this.”

The girl crosses her arms and stomps out of the room, almost bumping into a teenage boy on his way in. He wears an expression of mild disinterest. “Hi, Gram.”

I have no idea whom he’s talking to, though he does look vaguely familiar. I study his face and frame. That stance of superiority, that glaze of perpetual boredom. He reminds me of someone. But whom? He comes over and gives me an awkward hug while the woman and man nod approvingly. They remind me of those bobbing head dolls some folks used to stick in the back window of their cars.

“How was practice?” the man asks the boy.

“Rough. Coach says we lost our last game because we’re too soft, so he’s trying to toughen us up.”

This conversation doesn’t pertain to me at all. I wander over to the closet and look inside. These clothes would never fit me. And even if they did, I wouldn’t wear them.

The woman follows me and shuts the closet door. “Corrine still has to get the rest of her things out of the closet, but the dressers are empty. You can put your stuff in there.”

I don’t know what stuff she’s talking about; I didn’t bring any stuff.

She’s wearing that fake smile again. “Joey will stop by your place tomorrow, when the contractor is there, and pick up some of your clothes. In the meantime . . .” she grabs a Target bag from next to the bed, “. . .there are a few things in here you might like.”

She holds out the bag. I don’t know what else to do so I take it. It’s big but not that heavy. I walk over to the bed and lay it down on the blue, black, and white bedspread.

I study the pattern. “Are those skulls?”

The man glances at the bedcover then turns to the woman. His voice is sharp. “Dina, I thought you were going to change that.”

“I didn’t have time. I couldn’t leave work before two—”

“You were supposed to leave at noon.”

“Yeah, well my boss didn’t like that idea.”

I tune them out and leave the bedroom to explore the rest of the house. I’m not sure why they brought me here. They’ll probably tell me when they get around to it. Maybe after they finish fighting.

The living room is adorned with two matching sofas—one big, one small—in a warm brown hue. They look inviting, but I need to check out the rest of this place. The giant flat TV on the wall holds no interest for me right now—maybe later when my shows are on.

The dining room table is filled with clutter—piles of papers, books, and a few boxes. Two desks, a sewing machine, and several large bins line the wall, crowding out a sideboard and china closet. This must be their junk room.

The next room, the kitchen, is huge. Six wooden chairs surround the matching table. A microwave, coffeemaker, and toaster oven are the sole occupants of the spacious blue-green speckled granite counter tops. In fact, the only thing that looks out of place in this room—besides me—is a large red and black duffel bag on the floor near the side door.

I run my hand across the smooth glass panel of the stovetop. I’ve seen stoves like this, but I’ve never used one before. At least I don’t think I have. Instead of burners, there are white circles on an otherwise black stovetop.

“Mom! Get away from the stove.”

I jump and turn to see the woman rushing toward me. “I wasn’t going to break it.”

She takes hold of my arm and slowly pulls me toward the table. “I know.” Her voice is only slightly calmer than a moment ago. “But we agreed that if you were going to stay here you wouldn’t do any cooking. If you need something, you let me or somebody else know.”

 

ABOUT FORGET THE MESS-IT’S TIME FOR A STORY!

A collection of six stories intended to entertain and encourage.

My Good Son – The son she remembers is missing; and who is this man calling her “Ma”?
Pretense – Sister-relationships can be complicated, especially if you’re afraid to tell the truth.
Another Day – Clara looks for a way—and a reason—to keep going.
Spectator – When watching other people’s lives is more interesting than living your own, maybe you need to take some action.
Taking Care of His Wife – Brad promised to take care of Megan forever—but he never said exactly how he would do that.
Love Your Frenemies – When Jesus said to love your neighbor, he couldn’t have meant Gina’s neighbor, Anna.

Forget the Mess—It’s Time for a Story is available in paperback form at Amazon. A kindle version will be available soon.

 

ABOUT DONNA DeLORETTO BRENNAN

Donna DeLoretto Brennan was a technical writer for over ten years before becoming a computer programmer. Since leaving the corporate world after her twins were born, she’s had short stories, interviews, and nonfiction articles published online and in print magazines. She’s spoken at writing conferences and other events.

She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG). She’s served in various capacities on the GLVWG board, including several terms as Conference Chair. She’s always looking for opportunities to encourage others and to share what she’s learned.

Donna’s website is www.DegunkingLife.com.

 

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SUSAN G. MATHIAS
11/1/2019

PRACTICALLY MARRIED
KARIN BEERY
10/30/2019

LIFE IS THE ADVENTURE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/28/2019

CASSANDRA AND THE COWBOY
JANINE MICK WILLS
10/25/2019

THE BANE OF INDECISION
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/23/2019

MY LIFE AS A BARCODE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/21/2019

UNWRAPPING HOPE
SANDRA ARDOIN
10/18/2019

THE VALLEY OF LIFE: FROM PROMISE TO FULFILLMENT
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/16/2019

THE QUEST FOR THIN
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/14/2019

FOOTPRINTS ON HER HEART
ANGELA BREIDENBACH
10/11/2019

EACH NEW SUNRISE
MARTIN WILES
10/9/2019

THE AMERICAN DREAM
ANGELA BREIDENBACH
10/7/2019

"Indian Attack"
Lynne Tagawa
10/4/2019

REFLECTIONS ON MOTHERHOOD
Marianne Wood
10/2/2019

FROM GOLDEN YEARS TO GOLDEN BELLS
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
9/30/2019

Dreams Deferred
JUNE FOSTER
9/27/2019

THE CHORDS THAT BIND MY MEMORIES
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
9/23/2019

A NEW YORK YANKEE ON STINKING CREEK
CAROL MCCLAIN
9/20/2019

JUST BE STILL
MARTIN WILES
9/16/2019

JOY AFTER NOON
DEBRA COLEMAN JETER
9/13/2019

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PAY A LITTLE ATTENTION
TRINA BESSER MATOUS
9/11/2019

Match Made in Heaven: A Novella
JULIE ARDUINI
9/6/2019

PENTAGON QUILTS:COMFORTERS
CLEO LAMPOS
9/4/2019

PRINCE CHARMING, SPIDERS, AND CHEMO
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
9/2/2019

THE MASTER'S PLAN
STEPHANY TULLIS
8/30/2019

IT IS NOT IN ME
ADAM BLUMER
8/28/2019

GRAY IS GRAND
LOREE PEERY
8/26/2019

SONG OF SUGAR SANDS
DEBRA COLEMAN JETER
8/23/2019

COCKROACHES AND LIGHT
MARTIN WILES
8/21/2019

A GOOD QUESTION
GEORGE CARGILL
8/19/2019

LOVE'S ALLEGIANCE
LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
8/16/2019

SEE? GOOD.
JULIE COSGROVE
8/14/2019

LOVING THE BABY BOOMER GENERATION
ERIN UNGER
8/12/2019

WRITING THE PAST: THE DUST BOWL
CLEO LAMPOS
8/9/2019

EXPERIENCING GOD'S LOVE IN A BROKEN WORLD
ROY AND DEB HAGGERTY
8/7/2019

MAKING PRETTY THINGS
KATHY MCKINSEY
8/5/2019

THE STREET SINGER
KATHLEEN NEELY
8/2/2019

PLUG INTO GOD'S POWER
KATHY COLLARD MILLER
7/31/2019

ARE YOU TOO OLD TO BECOME AN AUTHOR
HARRY WEGLEY
7/29/2019

JANUS JOURNALS
H. L. WEGLEY
7/26/2019

ENJOY THE MEAL
MARTIN WILES
7/22/2019

DRIVING ON FLAT TIRES
BARBARA BRITTON
7/22/2019

WHERE I WAS PLANTED
HEATHER NORMAN SMITH
7/19/2019

WAITING FOR THE TEST
MELISSA HENDERSON
7/17/2019

IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
7/15/2019

TO THE RESCUE A SHORT STORY
PAT JEANNE DAVIS
7/12/2019

THE LEAST OF THESE
KATHLEEN NEELY
7/10/2019

KEEPING IT FRESH
WANDA O. HOT
7/8/2019

SUMMER PLANS AND OTHER DISASTERS
KARIN BEERY
7/5/2019

MY COMFORTER SAW IT COMING
MEREDITH KENDALL
7/3/2019

OVERFLOWING WITH BLESSINGS
CLEO LAMPOS
7/1/2019

AND THEN BLOOMS LOVE
SALLY JO PITTS
6/28/2019

IN THE MONEY
Leeann Betts
6/26/2019

HAVING THE PRIME OF MY LIFE
JO MASSARO
6/24/2019

AMMO (An Original Shorty Story)
JENNIFER HALLMARK
6/21/2019

BLESSINGS IN AN IMPERFECT WORLD
GAIL PALLOTTA
6/19/2019

GOLDEN GIRL
PAT JEANNE DAVIS
6/17/2019

POWER UP
JESSIE MATTIS
6/14/2019

BOOKENDS
KATHLEEN NEELY
6/12/2019

WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW
CLEO LAMPOS
6/10/2019

THE PINK BONNET
LIZ TOLSMA
6/7/2019

UNDERGROUND
JULIE COSGROVE
6/5/2019

Food, Families, and Fond Memories
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
6/3/2019

KATELYN'S CHOICE
SUSAN G. MATHIAS
5/31/2019

THE POWER OF LOVE
LISA SIMONDS
5/29/2019

HOSEA'S HEART
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
5/24/2019

FOR THOSE OVER FIFTY-FIVE
JUNE FOSTER
5/20/2019

FAITH AND HOPE
AMY R. ANGUISH
5/17/2019

A CONVENIENT COMPASSION
DONNA SCHLACHTER
5/15/2019

NEXT GENERATION
KATHLEEN NEELY
5/13/2019

FALLEN LEAF
JULIE COSGROVE
5/10/2019

TONGUE-TAMING 101
SUSAN G. MATHIAS
5/8/2019

Mimi and Bop
Melissa Henderson
5/6/2019

GRACE & LAVENDER
HEATHER NORMAN SMITH
5/3/2019

WHAT'S YOUR MOTIVATION
HEATHER SMITH
5/1/2019

NEVER TO OLD TO START OVER
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
4/29/2019

JULIA
VICKIE MCDONOUGH
4/26/2019

R and I
JULIE COSGROVE
4/24/2019

AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE
BARRY NAPIER
4/22/2019

KATELYN'S CHOICE
SUSAN G. MATHIAS
4/19/2019

MY SINAI SAGA
JARM DEL BOCCIO
4/17/2019

THE WRITER'S CALLING
SHERRI STEWART
4/15/2019

When Valleys Bloom Again
Pat Jeanne Davis
4/12/2019

You Asked for It
STEVE STROBBLE
4/10/2019

PLAYING THROUGH THE FOG
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
4/8/2019

One Door Between Us
Tom Donnan
4/5/2019

Counterfeit Detectors
Leeann Betts
4/3/2019

SOMETIMES WE JUST NEED TO TURN OFF THE GPS
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
4/1/2019

BURIED MOUNTAIN SECRETS
TERRI REED
3/29/2019

LANDING HARD
ERIN UNGER
3/27/2019

DON’T CALL HER MA’AM
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
3/25/2019

CAPTURE ME
SHERRY KYLE
3/22/2019

LOVING ONE ANOTHER
JERRI HARRINGTON
3/20/2019

When Your Past Looms Longer than Your Future
Debra Coleman Jeter
3/18/2019

UNDER PRAIRIE SKIES
CYNTHIA ROEMER
3/15/2019

TAKIN' IT TO THE LIMIT
TAMMY WHITEHURST
3/13/2019

OUR MCDONALDS
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
3/11/2019

A Tender Hope
Amanda Cabot
3/8/2019

DON'T HIT THE FAN
Julie Cosgrove
3/6/2019

BORN TOO LATE
DIANNE BARKER
3/4/2019

PARHELION
LISA LICKEL
3/1/2019

NOT OF THIS WORLD
JUNE FOSTER
2/27/2019

PERSPECTIVE
LISA LICKEL
2/25/2019

CAROLINA GRACE
REGINA MERRICK
2/22/2019

THE POWER OF "WITH"/OVERCOMING ANXIETY
BARBARA BRITTON
2/20/2019

IS IT THE BEGINNING OR THE END
KATHLEEN NEELY
2/18/2019

A LOVE MOST WORTHY
SANDRA ARDOIN
2/16/2019

HITTING YOUR SPIRITUAL GROOVE
LINDA HANNA AND DEBORAH DULWORTH
2/13/2019

MY TO-DO LIST
SHERRI STEWART
2/11/2019

YOU'RE AMAZING
JULIE ARDUINI
2/8/2019

STIRRED, NOT SHAKEN
JULIE COSGROVE
2/6/2019

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
2/3/2019

LOVE'S RESCUE
LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
2/1/2019

COURTING DANGER
NIKE CHILLEMI
1/25/2019

A CHURCH PLANTER'S WIFE
Meredith Kendall
1/23/2019

MAMA, I CAN'T TAKE A BATH THERE'S A FISH IN THE TUB
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
1/21/2019

JOHN ALDEN ... A SHORT STORY
LYNNE BASHAM TAGAWA
1/18/2019

FIG LEAVES RIPPING?
Kathy Collard Miller
1/16/2019

EAT RIGHT NOW LIVE LONGER LATER
Jude Urbanski
1/14/2019

THE OTHER NEIGHBOR
Gail Sattler
1/11/2019

A BEFORE I
Julie Cosgrove
1/9/2019

AM I STRESSED?
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
1/7/2019

NO TURNING BACK
H. L. Wegley
1/4/2019

EVERYDAY CHOICES
Gail Pallotta
1/2/2019

SHOULD VS WANT
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/31/2018

ALLEY'S PERFECT ANGEL
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/28/2018

YOU ARE THE APPLE OF HIS EYE
Kathy Collard Miller
12/26/2018

I'LL BE ALONE FOR CHRISTMAS ... YOU CAN COUNT ON ME
Julie Cosgrove
12/24/2018

A SILVER MEDALLION
James Callan
12/21/2018

WHY WE SING JOY TO THE WORLD!
Ada Brownell
12/19/2018

THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE
LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
12/17/2018

THE AMISH MIDWIFE'S SECRET
Rachel Good
12/14/2018

Coming Home For Christmas
MICHELLE DE BRUIN
12/12/2018

LIVING WITHOUT REGRET
Grant Ferguson
12/10/2018

CHRISTMAS WITH THE ENEMY
Mary Vee
12/7/2018

WHY DO WE NEVER LEARN
Linda Wood Rondeau
12/5/2018

GROWING UP CAN BE FUN SO IS GETTING OLDER
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

RETURN TO WALHALLA
LAURA HODGES POOLE
11/30/2018

SAVED BY THE LAMB
Julie Cosgrove
11/28/2018

SOARING WITH BROKEN WINGS
Linda Wood Rondeau
11/19/2018

HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
PeggySue Wells and Marsha Wright
11/16/2018

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
Sandy Kirby Quandt
11/14/2018

HAIR CALAMITIES AND HOT CASH
GAIL PALLOTTA
11/9/2018

NEVER TOO LATE
DIANE TATUM
11/5/2018

MEET ME IN GALVESTON
ANDREA BOESHAAR
10/26/2018

The Not So Good Good Old Days
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/22/2018

HARVEST OF BLESSINGS
JUNE FOSTER
10/19/2018

MEET JENNIFER SLATTERY
Jennifer Slattery
10/5/2018

HONESTLY SPEAKING
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/3/2018

Perceptual Blindness
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/1/2018

THE PUTTING GREEN WHISPERER
ZOE MCCARTHY
9/14/2018

The God of the Mundane
Linda Wood Rondeau
8/30/2018

WHEN I WAS THREE
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/16/2018

He Passes By
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/15/2018

Bryan's Homecoming
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/8/2018

EMERGENCE
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/1/2018

THE PURSUIT OF PEACE
Linda Wood Rondeau
5/30/2018

Live Long and Prosper
Linda Wood Rondeau
5/24/2018

THE REAL DEAL
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
5/16/2018

Antiquainted Man
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
5/11/2018

SOMETHING NEW
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
5/4/2018

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED TAKE A BUBBLE BATH THEN TRY AGAIN
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
2/26/2018

REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS
John Brewer
12/24/2017

FOOTPRINTS
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/20/2017

FUNNY WITH A POIGNANT MESSAGE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/8/2017

MUTUAL SUBMISSIVENESS
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
11/29/2017

CASTING STONES
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
11/17/2017

HEADLINE HYSTERIA
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/31/2017

COUNTRY ROADS
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/12/2017

STUPIDITY IS NO EXCUSE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/7/2017

Beauty Queen and Humorist Shares Her Latest Book
JANE JENKINS HERLONG
6/13/2017

AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH/WHO PUT THE VINEGAR IN THE SALT/CHAPTER 2A
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
6/7/2017

WHO PUT THE VINEGAR IN THE SALT/CREATED TO BE SALT PART B
Linda Wood Rondeau
5/30/2017

WHO PUT THE VINEGAR IN THE SALT/ CREATED TO BE SALT/PART A
Linda Wood Rondeau
5/20/2017

CELEBRATE YOUR FEMINITY
Linda Wood Rondeau
4/13/2017

THE FIFTY-FIFTY CONUNDRUM
Linda Wood Rondeau
4/6/2017

THE ROCK OF OUR FUTURE
Linda Wood Rondeau
3/31/2017

FRIENDSHIP IS STICKY BUSINESS
Linda Wood Rondeau
3/14/2017

PASS THE LOVE, PLEASE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
1/17/2017

STRANDED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
1/10/2017

BATTLE WITH A BUMBLEBEE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
1/3/2017

BATTLE FATIGUES
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/27/2016

ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/24/2016

LOVE IN A SUITCASE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/20/2016

FRIENDSHIP IS STICKY BUSINESS
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/14/2016

ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/13/2016

KERI'S CHRISTMAS WISH
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/5/2016

Raising a Child With Autism
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
11/30/2016

SHOULD OR WANT
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
11/22/2016

CONFESSIONS OF A GARDENS SLUGGARD
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
11/16/2016

GRANDMA PRAYED WHILE IRONING
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
11/8/2016

The Day Super Mom Died
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
11/1/2016

FOLLOW WHICH LEADER?
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/25/2016

ROYAL LEGACY
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/18/2016

MY SHEEP KNOW MY VOICE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/11/2016

THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
9/28/2016

THE POWER OF ONE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
9/20/2016

A LIFELONG PURSUIT
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
9/13/2016

A TEENAGED ROBIN HOOD
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
9/5/2016

NUGGETS OF GRACE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
8/31/2016

THE CHOICE TO FAIL
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
8/24/2016

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE TROUBLE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
8/17/2016

JUST LIKE MY DADDY
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
8/9/2016

PATIENT PRAYING
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
7/26/2016

MEET DARLENE FRANKLIN/SCAVENGER HUNT/LAST STOP
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
7/17/2016

PATIENT WISDOM
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
7/12/2016

OF PETS AND PERSISTENCE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
7/5/2016

God's Server Never Shuts Down
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
6/10/2016

Blessed to be a Blessing
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
5/18/2016

Mama, I Can't take a Bath 'Cause There's a Fish in the Tub
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
5/4/2016

SOUR GRAPES OR BLESSED FRUIT
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
4/28/2016

IT'S WHAT THEY DO
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
4/17/2016

MEET JOHNNIE ALEXANDER
Linda Wood Rondeau
2/3/2016

FROM LIGHT TO BRIGHT
Linda Wood Rondeau
1/15/2016

SURRENDERING TO THE CALL
Linda Wood Rondeau
1/8/2016

MY QUEST
Linda Wood Rondeau
1/4/2016

MY INTIMATE JOURNEY WITH MY HEROINE BY NIKE N. CHI
Linda Wood Rondeau
12/22/2015

ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF
Linda Wood Rondeau
12/8/2015

When Art Imitates Life: An Author's Book Journey
Linda Wood Rondeau
12/4/2015

Settled By Faith
Linda Wood Rondeau
11/27/2015

JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING
Linda Wood Rondeau
11/24/2015

From Little Golden Books to Summer's List
Linda Wood Roundeau
11/20/2015

THE EDUCABLE MOMENT
Linda Wood Rondeau
11/17/2015

There's love in them there casseroles
Linda Wood Rondeau
11/4/2015

Searching for God With All My Heart
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/30/2015

I RUN TO YOU
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/27/2015

Sweetening Our Sour Grapes
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/23/2015

THE FALL THAT LIFTS
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/20/2015

A Walk With God
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/9/2015

Disappointment and Discouragement
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/6/2015

STIRRING TRUTH
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/2/2015

PENNED BY GOD'S OWN HAND
Linda Wood Rondeau
9/25/2015

The Masterpiece
Linda Wood Rondeau
9/22/2015

RESTORED HEARTS and a Writer's Journey
Linda Wood Rondeau
9/18/2015

THE WRITER'S JOURNEY: Meditations on the Road
Linda Wood Rondeau
9/11/2015

DIALOGUING OUR FEARS
Linda Wood Rondeau
9/8/2015

WHY A BOOK OF PRAYERS?
Linda Wood Rondeau
9/4/2015

From Lettuce to Pages
Linda Wood Rondeau
8/27/2015

AND NOT TO YIELD
Linda Wood Rondeau
8/24/2015

BONNIE LEON WRITES TO ENCOURAGE THE DISABLED
Linda Wood Rondeau
8/21/2015

FAITH WORTH THE FIGHT
Linda Wood Rondeau
8/14/2015

CANT HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER
Linda Wood Rondeau
8/10/2015

THE WINDING TRAIL
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/31/2015

The Flavorful Church
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/28/2015

Commitment Phobia
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/24/2015

God knows our hearts
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/21/2015

God Had Other Plans
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/17/2015

BE ANGRY AND SIN NOT
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/14/2015

God's Writer: Jan Elder
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/10/2015

THE CURE FOR THE WEARY SOUL
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/7/2015

Surely Goodness and Mercy Gail Kittleson
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/3/2015

OF THEE I SING
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/30/2015

A HUNGER FOR GOD
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/26/2015

What Do We Ask God For?
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/24/2015

BUCK STORM SINGER/SONGWRITER/STORYTELLER
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/19/2015

STRESS: THAT OTHER HOMEWRECKER
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/16/2015

A Dream Come True of Being A Writer
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/12/2015

COURAGE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF FEAR
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/9/2015

Meet Shannon Vannetter Christian Author
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/5/2015

JOY COMES IN THE MORNING
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/2/2015

EMPTY NETS
Linda Wood Rondeau
5/26/2015

Bucketwish
Linda Wood Rondeau
5/23/2015

Loyalty that Springs from Spirituality
Linda Wood Rondeau
5/20/2015

Wonderfully Made
Linda Wood Rondeau
3/8/2015

Lighthouse of the Carolina's Author Carol Heilman
Linda Wood Rondeau
2/7/2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR
Linda Wood Rondeau
1/4/2015