A Christmas Story, Anytime


Prompt from Bluebell Books Short Story Slam Week 19

Image Credit to Whitebook @ DeviantArt, titled A Christmas Story for Rezzan


I ran away from him. It was Christmas time.

That was years ago. Not for good. Just for awhile.

I was confused and in pain.

Faith is amazing. It made me go back.

It connected me to God.

Faith is trusting in the now – that right now great things are unfolding no matter how unbelievable it is. What seems dead may be breathing for new life.

Faith is being excited about tomorrow – that tomorrow great things will be unfolded no matter how unbelievable it may be. What seems dead is alive and fruitful!

Faith is amazing. Faith got me back.

It connected me to God’s graces.

I was overwhelmed and in His arms.

That is now and tomorrow. For good. Not just for awhile.

I ran towards Him. It is me, Rea.


Then Jesus answered, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour. – Matthew 15:28


24 Responses to “A Christmas Story, Anytime”

  1. Fabulously faithful, positive and pure. Sure put a smile on my face!!

  2. Chatter Master Says:

    So beautiful. You. And your faith. 🙂 Just thinking about you so I came back for a re-read.

  3. Sarah Says:

    I’ve given you the Versatile Blogger Award 🙂 keep posting all your lovely posts, they’re a real inspiration! You can find my post here: http://starsandrainbows.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/2nd-dose-of-blog-love/ xxx

  4. It’s amazing what true faith can bring……lovely little write!

  5. elizena Says:

    This was wonderfully passionate and intense. It’s always wonderful to be in the arms of our Abba Father, to know that no matter what the struggle may be we’ll come through it safely because we’re in His loving arms, not just for a little while, but forever. Blessings.


    • bendedspoon Says:

      Sometimes the irony of life is we struggle away from Him for ‘comforting life’ only to realize that it is safest and most comforting in His arms.

      Huggggs and blessings to you 🙂

  6. LLH Designs Says:

    Hi Rea! I loved what you shared on my “Tell Me About You” post. Thanks so much for indulging my curiosity! Your cafe dream sounds like somewhere I’d love to be! Sipping my tea and dreaming of it now!

    I love how different your writing is from mine…so creative, yet true and heartfelt. I can’t wait to read more.

    love and hugs,

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Hello Lindsay! I love parTeas with Him!

      Thank you for appreciating my writings. Back then, the way I write stopped me from sharing — it’s a proofreader’s dream! But hey, the urge to write prevails — I can run anyway after hitting publish.

      Thank you for being so beautiful in and out 🙂

  7. This was really beautiful.

  8. Debbie Says:

    Sweet spoon, I love, love, love your short stories. The words may be few, but they run deep, and the faith is wide as the ocean.
    love and prayers!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      I love love love you Debbie! Now it’s out, Short Story Slam is actually my stories and I never thought that my stories are worth telling. Sometimes you just need to add exclamation points!!!! or not… 🙂

  9. This is so beautiful!

    “I was overwhelmed and in His arms.

    That is now and tomorrow. For good. Not just for awhile.”

    So beautiful. 🙂


  10. Ann Says:

    Thanks, Princess

    I like the idea of being “overwhelmed and in His arms.” A most safe place to be!


    • bendedspoon Says:

      “Overwhelmed and in His arms” was once just an idea. Now it’s a reality! You’ve been there for so long now precious Ann — blessed 🙂

  11. Taylor Says:

    faith got you back to him?

    cool entry, love it.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Faith never fails to bring one back to what is beautiful and sometimes that thing of beauty has been there all along. Blessings to you 🙂

  12. lulu Says:

    Hey, Spoon, I am excited about today and look forward to tomorrow.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Beautiful Lulu you just reminded me that today is the tomorrow of yesterday. I am now excited of today too! Thank you! Huggggs and blessings to you 🙂

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