Tag: life

More to Come: Chose Abundant Life!

John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness.  The contrast between my son’s life and death is always the strongest on this day! He cared about people deeply….

Clocking In

I didn’t quit my job of loving, when you stopped punching your time card. I clock in to life,  heart uncallused by the rough, 24-hour, work of losing. I freely hope, with splinters of grief digging deep into my soul. Faith, joy and compassion embrace…

The Breath of Life

Matthew 11:…27All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him. 28Come to Me, all you who…

Photo Challenge: Partners (Princess and the Frog)

Daily Prompt: Picture Challenge Location: Courtyard, just outside the American Girl store in Columbus. Shot with Sony Cyber-Shot

Do Not Anticipate

“Do not anticipate.” is the mantra pilgrims hear on the Walk to Emmaus. You do not take a watch, electronic device, or clock. People tell you where to go at the appointed times. It is the weirdest feeling to spend the majority of your…

Depression Ghetto

The house shivers and sighs, naked bones exposed. Groaning against gentle breezes, wishing  to collapse, but the skeleton stubbornly holds. Sunken eyes devoid of life stare out, judging the world who so cruelly neglected intended purpose. White picket fence, the last defense from decay, remains locked tight,…

Valley of the Shadow of Death

(A post from the first days after putting Jonathan in the ground.) Day 5 Psalms 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they…

Aired Out

Sucking in the stale air of depression, regurgitating regret day after day.   Throw open windows!   You broke the seal of our tomb of circumstances. Resurrect the fresh fragrance of hope planted in the sunshine of our dreams. Filter life through the curtains of our mourning soul and invite us to…

The Juxtapositions of Christ

I dance where there is no music, I sing when there is no song, I cry out when there are no words, and… I am silent when the world is shouting out! I heal when there is no medicine, I carry your burdens when…

Note to My Readers

I was hospitalized on Saturday with Pulmonary Embolism (fancy talk for blood clots in the lungs.) I am doing much better today and will probably be released once they get my meds established. I praise God for each breath I am given! I encourage you…

Breathing Life Into Your Reflections

Caught a glimpse of you today mirrored in another standing in your shoes, your smock, your hat, ready to serve me My son introduced you to my pain building kinship to his brother hanging on the wall. fringe familiarity blinked back at me “I shared a bus.”…

A Tree Planted for the Lord’s Splendor

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were yet sinners Christ died for us. I have a tree, just outside my office window that I love. When we first moved here, it was clearly diseased, but I just…