Be Still

After a winding drive through neighborhoods we don’t usually travel, my seven-year-old was ecstatic to find himself at the splash pad. He was even more excited to discover he could run through the water – in his regular clothes! It was like splashing in parking lot puddles after an unexpected rain but BETTER because the…

Together

Yesterday, the sun was shining. There was a nice breeze as I stood in the shade of a tree after lunch, talking with two beautiful friends. My tummy was full, but my heart is fuller. We spoke about everything under that sun, working through hard things and celebrating happy moments. Not one of us looks…

Awake

I unlocked a long-forgotten roomthat was now a dark and haunted tombwhere naught was found but one lonely treasurewho quickly stood to her feet and took my measure. Her eyes were deep and cut deep withinas if she could see my every hope…every sin…Her small frame was drawn up to it’s fullest heightand shoulders thrown…

Shame

“When you experience God’s grace, you will move closer to your target; the closer you are, the greater your chances of hitting the mark.” Walter W. Swinhoe, M. Div, Crazy or Not, Here I Come Shame. When you read the word, it sits heavy on your chest. Your breathing stops for a second and you…

Wings of the Morning

“If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand hold me. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will cover me, and the light about me be night,’ even the darkness is not dark to you; the…

Precious

Pretty little lady in the Thunderbird shirt Wanting to be good enough to not get hurt Nobody told you that his rules are absurd Or that, just by existing, you deserve to be heard You don’t have to stay here; it’s okay to be seen You’re a precious jewel, not something unclean! You were told…

Healing

Sewing myself together, Like a crazy patchwork quilt, With cloth from past and present From which I will be built. Random shapes and colors, That I decide to save and use – But little tangles get caught within All the pieces that I choose. So I lovingly continue With this fabric, soft and warm To…

The Thing About God

The thing about God is that He doesn’t need me at all. And when I spend time with him, at first I feel so very small… But feelings of insignificance change to ones of connection as He speaks into my soul and shows me His affection, reminding me that – somehow – I am His…