When Lisa walks home from school with two new girls, they break an elderly couple's window. Lisa feels bad about the act of vandalism and takes steps to remedy the situation. Window Pains is a short story that was originally published in WINNER, a scholastic magazine endorsed by former Presidents and First Ladies. The aim of the periodical was to teach children preventative measures and instill positive behaviors that contribute to success in life.
How does a man pick up the pieces when his world crashes around him? Misplaced priorities shattered his marriage. Problems almost crushed him. Love motivated him to mend the damage, once he found all the pieces. After only a few months of marriage, Lorraine left Dylan on a wintry night after he'd spent one too many nights out with the guys. Unable to cope with the loss, Dylan escapes the painful feelings by drinking them away.
"Inspirational and romantic love story"
Having "the talk" can sometimes be an awkward experience for both parent and child. I didn't want to wait until my children's hormones kicked in, and I didn't want to be caught off guard when they had questions, but most of all, I didn't want them growing up with misconceptions concerning sex. I told them what I have written in Your Special Gift, by using the analogy of a gift, a lock, and a key to define commonly used sexual terms, and to caution them about possible consequences.