A Welcome to Autumn (Good Riddance to Summer)

Summer’s road was rough and hardLeaving me a little scarred.Unexpected devastation,Basket case of frustration.But like all things, summer’s passedInto history at last.I welcome fall in all its gloryReady for a different story.Bring on lots of pumpkin spiceDon’t lose hope that something niceMay happen still despite the messSo let it go, that weary stress.To the wind,Continue reading “A Welcome to Autumn (Good Riddance to Summer)”

Coping with Change

I seem to write about the things closest to my heart and mind in the various seasons I go through. And the words which I think best describe my life right now are chaos, change, and weariness. Chaos and change certainly bring weariness, and being already a naturally weary person, perhaps chaos and change justContinue reading “Coping with Change”

Before the Resurrection

Saturday is a day that gets missed in celebrating Easter. There’s Thursday with the Last Supper, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. What about Saturday? The despair and lack of hope that the disciples and followers of Jesus must have faced after the crucifixion needs to be remembered as well. I wrote this poem for theContinue reading “Before the Resurrection”

Finding Real in Fantasy

One of the reasons Tolkien and Lord of the Rings are so popular, I think, is because the words are so incredibly applicable to our lives. During the beginning of the pandemic a year ago, this quote popped up. You might remember how perfect it was for those months. “I wish it need not haveContinue reading “Finding Real in Fantasy”

Twenty-Five

Tonight, as I write this, it’s my last night of being twenty-four. Maybe that’s not such a big deal; after all, twenty-five may not be much different. It is, nevertheless, a milestone of sorts; it is quite probable that I’ve already lived over a quarter of my life. That’s a nice morbid view to takeContinue reading “Twenty-Five”

A Man Like Boaz

The world is full of men. Honestly, some of them are like the men that Carrie Underwood sings about. There’s the father in “Blown Away” who was abusive. There’s the adulterer in “Two Black Cadillacs” who led a double life. And yes, there are times in my life when I listen to Carrie Underwood. Lately,Continue reading “A Man Like Boaz”

Surrender? Really?

I watched The Princess Diaries 2 with my sister last night. The queen is lecturing Mia on the terrible situations she manages to get herself into, telling her how people look up to royalty, therefore, their behavior needs to be worthy of that. She says, “Can you TRY to grasp that concept?” Mia responds inContinue reading “Surrender? Really?”

Healing From Our Snakebites

Yes, it looks like a snake curled around the top of this tree. No, that’s not actually what it is. It’s simply a unique tree. I go past it on the trail where I’ve been running lately, and it reminds me of a serpent many generations ago. Perhaps you remember the story…  “Then they journeyedContinue reading “Healing From Our Snakebites”