Tag: purpose

  • When God Shows Up

    “I need You; oh, I need You.”  I tried to stop the lyrics from playing in my head. I didn’t want to hear them. “Every hour I need you.” Yet they persisted. “My one Defense, my Righteousness. Oh, God, how I need You.” (“Lord, I Need You,” Matt Maher) But I didn’t want to need […]

  • My Beauty – Red, White, and Blue

      My beauty, she flies for everyone, In times of rain, in times of sun. I close my eyes and try To see beyond each lie, For falsehood is mud That longs to cover up the blood — Blood spilled with each life given For us and the land we live in. It’s not a […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    A Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    In 2018, I… finished two manuscripts (fifth and sixth) completed about half of my seventh manuscript edited my third manuscript with the help of my writers group published my third book attended a writers conference at my local library for the second time attended the Algonkian Pitch Conference in New York City got feedback from […]

  • Poetry Tuesday – A Mysterious Soul Wandering Among the Mist

    Lost, alone, and gone away, This poor little child has gone astray, With her head lying on the cold, damp dirt, She cries throbbing sobs because of her hurt. Upon her exposed, ribby chest pours the rain, Increasing her heartache, her greatest pain. She sits up and starry-eyed she gazes At the surrounding walls of […]

  • Poetry Tuesday – Out There

    As the dim winter morning sun shines Upon the jagged, ice-peaked mountains, I glanced at the other side of the sky And can still see glittering stars… And beyond that–infinite beauty That radiates under my skin, Into my soul. And from this moment, I know A glistening truth Long hidden and forgotten By most people. […]

  • Passion, Love, Memories Speak Across Time – How Vincent Van Gogh’s Life Inspires

    Passion, Love, Memories Speak Across Time – How Vincent Van Gogh’s Life Inspires

    Yesterday’s room next door–that feeling of being in a room, separated by a simple wall that might as well be a chasm, from the room right next door, only that room belongs to yesterday. The echoes of voices, the dim music, words on yellowed paper, dried paint, a brush of a kiss, the faded picture […]

  • Old Family Pictures & Genealogy: Our Connection to the Past

    I can still remember sitting at the dining room table in my grandma’s house and looking at old family pictures. Those days were at least 25 years ago now. When you’re a kid, time almost seems to stand still. Those Sunday afternoons at Grandma’s house seemed like they would never end. Now I cannot believe […]

  • What’s Holding You Back from Your Dreams?

    What’s Holding You Back from Your Dreams?

    Everyone has dreams, and I don’t mean the kind you have at night when your mind slips into an unconscious state. When you’re asked what your dreams are, what do you say? Do you freeze up, unable to articulate your dreams because you claim you aren’t sure? I’m not a betting person, but I’m willing […]

  • “Who Am I?” Asks Mom

    Note: This blog post is aimed at moms with young kids and is a throwback to a post I wrote a year ago.  Being on vacation this past week, I wasn’t able to write a new post, but I think this one is worth re-sharing. My alarm was set for seven o’clock. But it’s my […]