Worthy, Abigail & Genevieve

Abigail sits outside Starbuck’s at Colony Square with a large coffee. Her phone rings. “Contact has been made,” Genevieve says. “Wonderful. What’s she like?” “She’s about how we expected she’d be. I met Alyssa, too.” “Alyssa was there? Did you have the desired effect on them both?” “Oh yeah. They both looked like Hamlet seeing … Continue reading Worthy, Abigail & Genevieve

Worthy, Jillian & Rhiannon

Late Friday afternoon, Abigail is in her room getting ready for dinner. Neil is picking her up shortly and they’re meeting Rhiannon and Genevieve at an Italian restaurant. Someone knocks and Abigail is surprised to find Neil accompanied by Jillian, who enters without waiting for an invitation. “So. Where are we meeting Mom?” She walks … Continue reading Worthy, Jillian & Rhiannon

Real Bible Studies: Matthew 18, Mark 9

The Greatest In both Gospels, the Disciples ask Yeshua who’ll be greatest. As is usual, Matthew puts a slightly different spin on it than Mark. In Mark, the question is posed in such a way to imply the Disciples are asking which is the greatest among them, but Matthew frames it as the greatest in … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: Matthew 18, Mark 9

Worthy, Genevieve & Mr. Bickering

The office where Abigail will be working is in Chamblee, but for her initial orientation phase, she's stationed at the main office at Fox Tower downtown. She’s scheduled to be there for several weeks, until all her paperwork goes through and she gets her credentials. There, she takes all the required coursework, ethics training, time … Continue reading Worthy, Genevieve & Mr. Bickering

Worthy, Rosalind and the Attorney

Dealing with Rhiannon’s questions and their mother’s attitude about Regan’s death isn’t the only stressful situation for Rosalind. A few weeks after the funeral, she’s home alone when the phone rings. “Good morning, may I speak to Miss Regan Worthy, please?” Who is this now? I don’t recognize your voice and it’s obvious you’re not … Continue reading Worthy, Rosalind and the Attorney

Worthy, Regan, Parisian Journal, 16 January 1964

Bonjour de Paris, Petite Soeur! Since this is our first extended time apart, I have decided to chronicle every important moment in this journal that I can’t include in my letters home — since I know Mother and Father will see them — to share with you upon my return. I will confess that I … Continue reading Worthy, Regan, Parisian Journal, 16 January 1964

Real Bible Studies: Mark 2-5

Many episodes in Mark are repeated in Matthew, who almost always puts his own spin on them. Frequently, Matthew summarizes passages Mark embellishes and expands on topics Mark summarizes. Matthew also mixes and matches stories that are connected in Mark, possibly to obscure when the events are occurring.  In addition to not offering a nativity … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: Mark 2-5

Castor, Makepeace, & Pollux: Leah and Kristian

16 April 2011: Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia After their initial meeting with Kristian Makepeace, Leah and Steven follow her into the reception area where a man with Down Syndrome is waiting. When he sees Kristian, he waves. “Hey, Krissie!” “Jimmy,” Kristian says as she goes to hug him. With her arm around his shoulder she … Continue reading Castor, Makepeace, & Pollux: Leah and Kristian