G is for Grace

A to Z Theme - Circle of Hope:
A serial story (written in six-sentence segments) involving twenty-six women living in the small Midwest town of Cottonwood Creek, their lives connected by the Women's Circle of the town's protestant church, Hope Christian Fellowship, to which they all belong.

Grace, 45, divorced mother of a daughter in college, did her best to get along with everyone at Hope Christian, and Erica viewed her as a friend, even though at times Erica's behavior exasperated Grace.
She wasn't the least big surprised when Erica came barging through her front door without knocking; she'd been anticipating her visit after hearing rumors of a shake up at the church.

"You won't believe what they've done!" Erica sputtered, red faced and fuming.

"Sit down, and let me get you some iced tea," Grace said quietly, hoping to give Erica a moment to calm down.

"Fran called me to tell me that they want me to be in charge of the Christmas Choir Concert this year instead of the Children's Christmas Program!  She said they wanted to involve some of the new Women's Circle members so she asked Alyssa to be in charge of the children's program; that's a fine thank you for all the work I've put into it for the past eight years!"

Read the stories of all the Circle of Hope women here.


  1. That's a bit of a shake-up. Hope it gets sorted out!

  2. Poor Grace! She drew the short straw for taming the shrew, apparently!

    Vanessa @Vanessence

    My "theme" - A Thirty-Word Story, revealing one word of the story each day of the challenge.
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  3. Wow! i love Fran's plan. What a graceful story teller you are !
    Much love,

  4. Sometimes change can be a good thing. You get new ideas and fresh energy. Let's hope Erica can be brought to see it that way.

  5. I can understand Erica being upset. I am not good with change, either. Like Mimi said, sometimes change can be good. But, sometimes it takes awhile of fuming before we can see it as a good thing and grow into it. Call it growing pains, I guess. :)
    Have a blessed day!

  6. Grace sounds like a sensible and calming influence on Erica - maybe Erica should take notes.
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles - Dragon Diaries

  7. Calm down Erica! That sounds like a promotion to me. All together now...

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  8. Grace, like her name, will be sure to listen to Erica and calm her down and convince her that it is a blessing in disguise (at least that is what I am projecting). Can we go have lunch with some of the girls in Cottonwood Creek?

  9. Bloody hell I was watching the telling and they said the codeword for a comp was April and what do I do I write April instead of Grace so let me say now I like the sound of Grace and I am not cracking up ok maybe I am cracking up but still like the sound of Grace

  10. Grace has some work in front of her. Sometimes hard to calm someone down who is focused on self. But since Erica went to Grace perhaps they have a history and Grace will know what to do.

  11. Yes, and what a fine attitude for a Christian woman!


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