Category: hope

I Mailed You Courage (Haiku)

Tucked in the green pocket of my heart.

Patchwork Quilt of Comfort: Wrapping up in the Holy Spirit

John 16:7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. In the wee…

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’” The water bill almost undid me last night. I have…

You Knit Motherhood into my Soul

On this day you knit motherhood into my soul Sweeping away cobwebs of brokenness and rebellion Filling my world with the vivid colors I grew up missing You deepened my breath, made me reach deeper inside for strength that I had never explored, laughter…

A Little Closer to Death

Short visit among the gray stones of remembering Words emptied when you sunk into the earth Silence our new conversation. In the quiet bosom of your death the throbbing heartbeat of creation draws my attention away from you and I watch life flit like spirits dancing…

Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; 24And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way. Today is my daughter’s heart check up. She has had them…

Country Sailor

Pulling up anchor from the crowded harbor of humanity, I navigate the steady sea of rolling waves of fertile green; planting peaceful rhythm within my weary sail. Opening my lungs to the purer, sweet saltiness of grass, animal and clay. Birds sail the seas of heaven,…

Perfect Loves Sweeps Out Fear

Perfectly loved, unafraid because You make yourself comfortable in my heart. Wallpapering my soul with scripture, flinging open windows and locked doors to the sunshine of your joy. Removing stumbling blocks Removing doubt that clutters. Lifting my face to gaze into your unblemished love. Choosing me….

Love: The Hand Scarred For Me

You woke me from the terror of my nightmares, said I was worth your time, your pain, your cross. You didn’t shy away from my stains From the sorrow I could not repay. You awoke my desire A fire for something beyond self beyond…

Giving Impossible Circumstances to the God of Possibilites

Edgar Allen Poe dug up Annabel Lee . . . or so the ghost tour guide in Charleston, South Carolina wanted us to believe. Often times we take bits of truth such as, Poe wrote a lot about dying women and he is shrouded in mystery and blow…

Hope Planted in the Soil of Grief

Children’s laughter echoes Spring into the window of my wintered heart. Never quite thawed, never shaking myself of the death that keeps my hands cold. I cannot bring to life that which I long for I resurrect dreams until they are nightmares and hold…

Jonathan’s Hope

Dear Reader, Today I start a new page of my journey. My son’s suicide is a part of my story, and you too may suffer this deep heartache, but suicide doesn’t have to be a part of another parent, friend, or spouse’s story. We can…