Welcome! As promised, our year of the story will kick off next Tuesday with a guest post. For today, another poem. There have been more police deaths this week, which weighs on my heart as children and spouses have suffered permanent losses. In my own home, we are continuing on our journey with health-related issues. … Continue reading Extra Grace for the Weary Mind
Every bullet lands in someone’s backyard Every life lost is someone’s father or husband It’s scary, so close to home We worry, we question Holding the breath in our lungs Seeking control, something to cling While our LEO, our hero Defends, apprehends, helps families make amends All possible scenarios on their shifts Danger, death, family … Continue reading Hope for the Blue, A Poem for Police Families
At the start of a new year, everyone rallies around new goals and choosing themes and words. Perhaps you, too, have been involved in this hub-bub the past week or so. Maybe you have already announced your word or goal on Facebook. Me? I have been dragging my feet. To be honest, I have not … Continue reading What Moments Will You Keep from 2016?
Let the only perfect in your souls Be the alpha and the endless omega Breathe in His perfect, His blood through your veins Sit with His perfect when you are praying and still Wrap yourself in His perfect when you are worried, seeking spiritual fill Spread your arms and lean into His perfect Plunge into … Continue reading Taking Stock of Our Souls: Poetry to Prepare for the New Year, 3 of 3
When I reject me I simply cannot see The God who decided My baby self unbridled Would arrive naked in this world Gifted in advance with Truth unfurled Lies seep in, finding a place to nestle Knowing ahead is a future of wrestle How will I know You While my stolen self cannot see? Falling … Continue reading Taking Stock of Our Souls: Poetry to Prepare for the New Year, 2 of 3
All the should’s in a line Standing at attention, keeping good time What a mess, you SHOULD have… You said what? You SHOULD have… Beginning their military march in our heads Mission-purpose to kill, leaving other thoughts dead You, you, you Should be, should say, should feel You, you, you Pointing the arrow far, far … Continue reading Taking Stock of Our Souls: Poetry to Prepare for the New Year, 1 of 3
Do you ever think about Jesus wearing diapers? This particular thought had not crossed my mind until… Out of the blue, a couple weeks before Christmas, I was asked to do a dramatic reading on Christmas Eve. I would be reading scripture and the part of Mary in certain scenes. Wow! Lord, thank you. What … Continue reading Have You Thought About Jesus Wearing Diapers?