Stories

Blind for a Day

Blind for a Day

Hannah Maria Estevez was dreaming. A giant fly buzzed around and around her head. She took aim and swatted at it. Hannah Maria Estevez hit herself in the nose. She abruptly woke up!

Trevor’s Friendly Choice

Trevor’s Friendly Choice

“I’m glad you’re home!” Trevor said quickly. “My mom has to go to a meeting this morning, and I don’t want to go with her. She said I could come over to your house. If…

A Great, Great Story

A Great, Great Story

Joseph Anderson Donetti sighed and rolled over in bed. He cracked one eye and peeked at the summer sunshine spilling around the edges of the window shades into his bedroom. He yawned and stretched mightily.

A Great Big Family Reunion

A Great Big Family Reunion

By Linda Porter Carlyle MacKenzie Isabelle Evans sat cross-legged on an old quilt on the grass and leaned back against one leg of the lawn chair where Mom rested. Mac sighed. She felt as if…

The Horse That Loves Cookies

The Horse That Loves Cookies

By Linda Porter Carlyle MacKenzie Isabelle Evans heard the telephone ring, but she paid no attention to it. That is, until she heard Grandma say to somebody on the other end of the line, “I’m…

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

MacKenzie Isabelle Evans pressed her nose against the back seat window of the car. She watched the flat land of Kansas slide by outside. “How much farther is it?” she asked. “Are we almost there…

The Jesus Invasion

The Jesus Invasion

Dad put the garlic bread on his plate and set down his fork. “This sounds serious,” he said. “What’s up?”

Getting to Know Aunt Lois

Getting to Know Aunt Lois

“You know what would be really fun?” Mac asked, dancing through the door while Joseph still held it. “We could come to the post office next Christmas and open the door for people who are…

The Big Snowstorm and the Apology

The Big Snowstorm and the Apology

MacKenzie Isabelle Evans couldn’t believe her eyes as she looked out the bedroom window! In fact, she rubbed them to make sure she was not dreaming. “It snowed!” she shrieked as she leaped out of…

The Great Backyard Adventure

The Great Backyard Adventure

Trevor Paul Monroe could not believe his ears! “You mean Brad and Ben get to go do things with their youth group, and I have to go sit in the backyard? And not do anything?…