Any time tragedy strikes, it leaves a mark. What kind of mark has a lot of determining factors – the scope, the nature, the outcome, the collective response, your proximity. Just as many tragedies before, 9/11 left a mark on those who sent through it, those of us who remember it, those who were directly… Continue reading Never Forget
God, I’m so tired. I’m tired of resistance. It feels like everywhere I turn, something is pushing against me. Trying to stuff me into a hole I don’t fit into. Trying to squish me and make me contort. My spirit is tired. I try to have a joyful heart, to meet these forces head on,… Continue reading Prayer Against Resistance
At my house there’s a toolbox Full of wrenches and screws, A hammer, some screwdrivers- All things I can use. When I have things to fix Or maintain in my home, I have what it takes To get any job done. But I have other tools That I use every day That enhance my life… Continue reading My Toolbox
Last night in our ladies’ class, LeAnne had a lesson on hope, and talked about “Doubting Thomas”, John the Baptist, referenced back to Isaiah – we were kind of all over. But there was one phrase, which she didn’t even read, that I noticed (and happened to already have underlined) that really stood out to… Continue reading But Even Now
What makes a soul feel lost? Yes, we say lost soul for one who doesn’t know about Jesus. But what about those who do, but still feel lost? Not eternally lost, but like they are still searching. What are they searching for? Understanding? Either being understood by others or having their own understanding or wisdom.… Continue reading What Makes a Soul Feel Lost?
After I posted the camping poem this morning, I remembered that I had recorded it. So here it is for your entertainment (and possibly my embarrassment – but what’s a little embarrassment when it comes to making the people smile? 🤷🏼♀️)
Here’s a fun little poem I wrote camping a couple of years ago. Sitting at the campground Birds and squirrels all on the ground Not many people to be found Everyone’s still sleeping sound Sipping on my coffee Breeze blowing through the trees Birds singing a melody The lake view right in front of me… Continue reading Camping
When it feels like I’m losing every friend I’ve got When I don’t know who I am, and who I’m not When I start to let the world’s cares push me down When it seems that no one else wants me around There you are. When my chest feels tight and I can barely breathe… Continue reading There You Are
Way down the road There’s a house on a hill It stands proudly and majestically. With its shingles and brick And a wrap around porch It looks so inviting to me. I drive past it often To just take a look, And time after time I have tried To convince myself To work up the… Continue reading From House to Home
It’s a two post day! This poem was originally going to be part of the last post, but I decided to separate them.
Loving Father, Almighty Creator No other love sweeter, No other strength greater No shoulders as mighty, No touch is a tender As those of our Comforter and our Defender What artistic genius and imagination Who gave us the sunshine and precipitation Our jury and judge, but He paid our bail, too So that one day… Continue reading Loving Father
God, I’m tired. I know one thing You didn’t say Was life will be easy every day. In our life there will be problems But You’ll be there to help us solve them. I know that I can trust in You To be in everything I do. But, God, I’m tired. Earthly cares have made… Continue reading God, I’m Tired
I will praise You in the morning when a new day’s just begun I will praise You in the evening at the setting of the sun I will praise You in the heat of day, when the sun is shining bright I will praise You in the darkness, throughout the darkest night I will praise… Continue reading I Will Praise You
God, I sit empty and alone I fall to pieces at the foot of Your throne Begging You to make me whole To put the fire back in my soul I’m torn and trembling, weak and spent I don’t know where my courage went It feels like everything I do Falls apart to pieces, too… Continue reading Remind Me, Lord
Sitting by the babbling brook Open your heart and take a look There’s more out there than meets the eye If you only glance as you go by All sorts of things you will find If you’re looking with your heart and mind And don’t just use your eyes to seek Stop and listen to… Continue reading From Nature
So, I wanted to have all of my poetry in one place so I made a page just for them! Any post that includes a poem will be linked on this page for easy access. Hope you enjoy!
On Jacob’s journey to reconcile With Esau at his home, He’d sent his family across the way And waited all alone. As he waited worriedly Gazing in the night A stranger came upon his camp, And they began to fight. They fought and wrestled all night long, Till break of dawn began. But victory could… Continue reading Wrestling With God
After my post this morning, I thought maybe I should share where I got the idea for “bondfire”. My kids love sidewalk chalk. and they love to draw pictures and label things. One day, about a year ago, I noticed this on the barn apron: And a poem was born. My sweet younguns figured it… Continue reading Bondfire: The Origin Story
If you know me, you know I love: 1) sitting around a campfire; 2) staying up late; 3) good conversation. Which is why I love our barn so much. We have people over fairly regularly, most weeks on Sunday evenings for fun, food, and fellowship, but there is rarely a week that goes by that… Continue reading Bondfire
A short poem I am like water Adapting to my environment Fitting the shape Changing with the atmosphere Offering nourishment and refreshment to others I can be powerful, sweeping others along I can be gentle and soothing I can help you support your weight But if you aren’t ready for me You can also be… Continue reading I Am Like Water
One of the ladies’ retreats we did a few years ago was on love, themed “How Do I Love Thee?” In working on the material for it, I decided to take Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem and write commentary as if we and God were talking to each other, a love letter to each other, as… Continue reading How Do I Love Thee?
One of the things we do during our Sunday service is before the Lord’s supper, there is a slide presented with a scripture and a question for thought. Today’s scripture was Hebrews 1:3 & 8. The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God…But to the Son He says, “Your throne,… Continue reading Come – Join My Table
When God created man He knew Just what man was going to do – Make bad decisions every day And from the path led by God stray. No one’s perfect, there’s no doubt We just can’t seem to figure out How to act the way God said, Control our bodies, hearts, and heads. To buy… Continue reading Growing In Grace
What’s worth more than rubies, diamonds or gold,And is worth just the same whether brand new or old?The value of which man cannot control,Though daily he tries and makes it his goal.Some, men try to elevate, stand on a pole,And others, they want to stomp down in a hole.But it’s actual cost, so we’ve been… Continue reading Priceless Poem