Expectations are one thing. We all have them, and without them we would not get very far in life. There is something comforting about routine, rising each morning knowing what to expect during the day, coming home, evening rituals, bedtimes, and beginning over again the next day. But we can also get stuck in the expected, so much so that we miss the divine presence, right in the midst of our fragile, limited, ordinary, mortal existence.
Here are twelve original non-fiction stories but accomplished writers that explore those surprising encounters in their own lives.
- Love's Presence by David Fortier
- Had I Missed Her by Fred Hang
- Bathed in Melancholy by Patrick Hannon
- In the Shadows by Charlotte Bruney
- Tell the Story by Alice Camille
- Working Women by Kathleen McGrory
- The St. Matthew's Passion by Bill Spielberger
- The Weightiness of Parenthood by Don Paglia
- You Will Remember by Greg Pierce
- At the Turnaround by Katie Walsh
- Hovering around the Borders by Kathleen Parulski
- Pop's Diagnosis by Pat Cassidy