Tag: love

  • Simple Commandments

    We want justice– Social, personal. Fairness. Yet within the church– Brokenness. One story, two sides. Both carry some truth, But the opposing side can’t– Or won’t– See the other side’s truth Or understand their story. Hurt. Brokenness. Misunderstanding. It shouldn’t be this way. Jesus weeps– The cracks his tears create Spill out his love In […]

  • Reflection: Have I Seen Heaven?

    If you ask me if I’ve seen Heaven, I’ll tell you yes. Yes. Glimpses. But yes, oh, yes. My friends and I playing in the shade of 100-year-old trees in my backyard in 1985, that summer seems endless–laughter, swinging, sliding, playing in the water, clapping games. Even though she’s been gone twenty-five years, Grandma’s voice […]

  • Poetry Tuesday – Love and Pain #poem #poetry #amwriting

    In the pouring rain, Only then do I see That love can win over pain, And you still love me. The past has been set, But the future does remain. There is nothing I regret. From you I won’t refrain. Life is never clear With what it really means To live without any fear, But […]

  • Journey Through Lent – My Prayer to the World

    I come before You, O Lord, not to ask for fulfillment of my personal, selfish desires, but to be a seeker of Your wisdom and a follower of Your faith. I come before You, O Lord, not to ask for Your wrath upon my enemies, but to ask for Your help in letting go of […]

  • Poetry Tuesday – We Cry Together #autism #autismawareness #autismmom #autismawarenessday #redinstead #lightitupgold #autismacceptance

    I don’t cry At least I hold it in Or tell myself The wetness on my cheeks Is from the rain My son cries For both of us So many are his tears He screams Because he has no words And sometimes, neither do I. –written Dec. 2018 This poem was written as a very […]

  • Journey Through Lent/Poetry Tuesday – Sought and Found

    In a world that seeks truth Amidst millions of lies, Where most so-called values uncouth And anything loosely flies, From where do we gather In hopes to find What is right, rather Than the easy way to bind All virtuous, righteous, and good Acts of pure selflessness From our own brotherhood? But rather crude and […]

  • Poetry Tuesday/Journey Through Lent – Journey

    I hope as you make this sacred journey That the love of the Lord shins down upon your face, Filling you with His unending grace and strength, Uplifting your very heart and soul. I hope as you walk along, You truly feel Jesus walking beside you As your companion and friend. The journey must be […]

  • Tuesday Poem/Journeying Through Lent: I Will

    I will kneel at the closed stone door And survive the pain of the meek and poor, Until His light shines upon my face, Filling my spirit with warmth and grace.   I will alone walk down a dark path, Knowing in my heart that He who hath Adorn mercy and unconditional love Shall send […]

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 23 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

    As we prepare for the coming of the Baby Jesus, today I share with you Mary’s song, as found in the Gospel of Luke: And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful     of the humble state of his servant. From now on […]

  • Excerpt from Rocks and Flowers in a Box (Unpublished Book)

    The first snow made its greeting just in time for Christmas. I stood on a stool, trying to place the star on top of the tree. Tristan sat in my dad’s old armchair, his nose buried in a book. Nearly toppling, I regained my balance and huffed, then pushed my hair out of my face. […]