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?
Dear Kind Souls, First, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here, being present. As the writer, it helps to know there are actual people reading the words that sometimes come from hard places. Your witness and comments are encouraging to me. Led by God to write … Continue reading A Letter to My Readers
The season of loss didn’t seem to have an end. My mother died at home on December 20, 1991. Her cancer progressed quickly. She was in a hospital bed in our living room for the last nine days of her life. I lay there in her bed with her as she was dying. I wanted … Continue reading Hope in the Lonely Christmas Losses