Kindle Book – Virtue’s Promise

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Over ten years ago I was inspired to write this short story, “Virtue’s Promise.”  At the time I was single and had never dated.  My favorite verse in the Bible was Proverbs 31:30: “Favor is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she will be praised.”  I knew that if I followed God’s plan for my life as a Godly woman, His best would come to me.  I applied that promise to my desire for a husband, and out of that faith I penned this tale.  I know you will be blessed as you read this sweet love story, located in Renaissance France.

Athalie LeBlanc yearns for a godly husband, but the choices in her tiny French mountain village seem to deny her of the dream’s reality. Just as frustrated with the selection of young women around him, the prince of France struggles with his desire for a woman of virtue. Will the two find the peace they desire, and the fulfillment of God’s promise? This short story, based on Proverbs 31, is a love story declaring the faithfulness of God’s promise to those who follow the principles of virtue.

Downloadable on Amazon Kindle.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=virtue%27s+promise

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Adam at the Office

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Ever felt like Adam?  Like you just can’t take the singleness anymore?  This story is for you!

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Adam pushed the elevator button. Tenth floor, all the way to the top. The door opened to an empty elevator cage.

Good, thought Adam, I’m not in the mood for chit-chat right now.

As the door closed and the elevator made its ascent, Adam glanced at his watch and cringed. This meeting had better be quick. He had one hour before he had to get back to the estate and care for his menagerie of fowl. Not a bad job…but alone it was more than he could handle.

The elevator came to a smooth halt outside his landlord’s office. Adam straightened his tie before the long mirror in the hall. A quick look said “good enough.” He raised his hand and knocked.

“Come in.”

Adam entered, putting on his best serious, yet professional, demeanor.

“Adam!” God’s face broke into a smile as He stood to give Adam a firm hand clasp. “What brings you here? How’s the estate?”

“About that…” Adam cleared his throat. “We need to talk.”

God, concerned, sat down behind His well-polished, organized desk. “What is it?”

“I appreciate my inheritance and all. Extremely generous of you.” Adam swung his laptop onto the desk. “But it’s too much! I spend hours caring for the gardens and animals, not to mention the house…then there’s the paperwork. I’m no administrator! And have you ever tried to talk to a pregnant elephant? I don’t have the touch! They’re so—so emotional!”

Adam opened his laptop, displaying his long to-do list. “Housework and flowers aren’t my thing. And besides,” he continued, “it’s lonely out there. How am I supposed to communicate with crocodiles on my level? All they care about is their daily meals.” He tugged at his tie. “Really, God, I’ve just about had all I can take!

Down came the computer screen. Adam shoved the laptop into the bag and sank back against his chair.

“But, Adam, the last time you talked, you liked the estate.”

“I do! Just not…alone.”

At the word “alone,” God relaxed in his chair and rubbed His jaw thoughtfully. “Alone?”

“Yes, alone.”

God had never considered thousands of acres of land and hundreds of animal species as being “alone.” It seemed more like entertaining company…until He thought about the messes being made, the nudging for extra attention, and the sweaty yard work with accompanying grass stains.

“Tell you what, Adam, I’ll give it some thought. Surely you can resolve this somehow.”

Adam sighed. “Thank you. The sooner the better.”

God saw Adam to the door. He hated to see his prized tenant so distraught. Adam had never complained before, so surely this was a sincere request. He had to put some deep thought into this issue. Heaven knew He hadn’t seen this one coming.

Behind His desk once more, God pulled out a stack of files. Surely He had some notes on relationships….