November 12, 2022

“I dread what I must tell the children today.”

An excerpt from “Trouble and Strife,” by Johanne Levesque

As the night passes away, hour by hour, a blanket of inky darkness sweeps over the room.  A mortal dark comes down and smothers my thoughts.  I cannot help but think of the troubles that lay ahead.  I can’t bear going to bed with the left side empty.  I light a candle and sit by the glow.  I pick up the Good Book and find some consolation in its wisdom, love, and hope.  I gain spiritual courage from a quote in the book of Proverbs 3:5:6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”

And so, another night ends.  The morning dawns with the rising of the sun upon a weary world.  The birds begin to sing and the sun arrives uninvited.  I dread what I must tell the children today.

If you liked this excerpt from Trouble and Strife, you can buy the book at any of the following links:

Austin Macauley Publishers™ (my publisher)
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