The Things That Matter

“I love you!” “Mom,” Chaz protested halfheartedly. She kissed his cheek, despite masculine teenage views on minimizing displays of sentiment. “Mom!” “Have a good day at school!” She tucked the younger children’s hands in his and sent them on their way. Chaz sighed but walked his siblings to the elementary and double-checked their lunches before …

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With Those Who Weep

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” — Galatians 6:2 NKJV Chaz was already sitting on the front porch steps when Tren arrived, a cool morning breeze nipping at his face and arms. He pushed up his glasses to better see his friend. Chaz’s shoulders were hunched and his gaze trained …

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