Me Away From Home

It’s the end of the second week of the adventure. January is a good time to attempt the new and the slightly scary. For me, this looks like five weeks of study and dorm life, over three hours away from the place I know as home. It was time for change, an escape of sorts,Continue reading “Me Away From Home”

The Christmas Miracle of Hope

Come and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. Hosea 6:1 NKJV Maybe the Christmas miracle is not a change in our circumstances, but rather, the beginnings of healing within ourselves. Maybe it’s not obvious, just more joyContinue reading “The Christmas Miracle of Hope”

The Song

Yesterday, she sat on the couch and sang, “He is the song for the suffewing…” Tonight, I had to face my hurt in an unexpected way. It was supposed to be an evening of redemption, but instead, my past hugged me. Literally. What are we supposed to do? What if a place you love noContinue reading “The Song”

Sunday Afternoon Ramblings

Literally, when it rains, it pours, and this year has held so much pouring that there may possibly be an emotional flood. When does it end? It’s like I’m in some bad movie, where one tragedy after another unfolds. Please tell me that there is redemption, because I know I’ve seen some movies where thereContinue reading “Sunday Afternoon Ramblings”

New Traditions, Part One

It was November, rainy and cold, with naked trees shivering. The year had been the worst of Stephanie’s life. Six thirty. She burrowed deep into the covers. If she didn’t get up soon, she’d be late for work. She groaned. “Meow,” said Shakespeare the cat. She felt his little body jump onto the bed. SheContinue reading “New Traditions, Part One”

The Silent Love of Jesus

“How does… Jesus show his love for us and others?” This was a question we were supposed to think about for Sunday School. What if you happen to be in a season, like me, when it seems like Jesus is silent and I don’t feel like praying? How does Jesus show He loves me? IContinue reading “The Silent Love of Jesus”

Late October

Late October, autumn yetTemperature- cold and wet.Inside again, sleepy strugglesCoffee then- and Pumpkin snuggles.She sucks her thumb, I rub her feetI’ll hold onto some moments sweet. Late October, bake little cakesPeace-filled cure- for all our sakes.Pause and write, revamp my daysRekindle light in little ways.All grace embrace and fight the hasteA slower pace- a sweeterContinue reading “Late October”

Overwhelmia

With Coffee Cup I sit alone;I should go clean,But Tired’s grown.Child’s awakeResisting Nap,Where’s EnergyUpon the Map?And then tonightI’ll snuggle inWith OverwhelmUnder my chin;Peace slips awayAnd Balance strays-They leave my heartA Basket Case.To be AliveFind me a Way.For after All;All is Okay. Note: *This poetry borrows an idea from the writings of A.A. Milne, author of WinnieContinue reading “Overwhelmia”