The breath goes in and leaves again My soul is so aware In ways I've not felt when It was commonplace My days were commonplace I thought Moving here and going there Whenever I chose But the moments have stilled Inside alone stretching ahead Questioning my worth When time feels muffled And the question comes … Continue reading Every Breath Counts
Throughout this spring and summer of pausing and waiting, several books have been such a help to me. I hope to share more about one of those books later this week, as I give a special review post for my friend, Cheryl Smith. But another one of those books was written by a woman who … Continue reading Bearing the Cross
Matthew 6:28-29 NIV This summer has proven to be a time when worry was close on my heals, more times than I wanted to admit. I began this spring hoping to be in such a place of surrender, laying down my fears and asking God to carry me through the many treatments meted out for … Continue reading Sharing: Allegory for Worry And Concern
My plans for "Thanksgiving" had loomed large before me this fall. Appointments with Specialists with the accompanying tests and procedures did little to alleviate the weakness that had become all too familiar. How could I celebrate Thanksgiving with my family, and more importantly, how could I celebrate the gift of being thankful when I felt … Continue reading Simple Gratitude
(photo taken at Como Park Conservatory, St. Paul, MN, 2014) The therapist pushed gently on my back and at the same time rested her hand above my heart. And I heard the Lord ask me to give Him my heart. Like Peter, I was hurt by the question. "Lord, you know I … Continue reading A Spring Never Failing
Last week my husband and I took a short drive to our favorite spot on the lake to test out my new wheelchair on the short paved path there. Tears came as he pushed me past the late-season wildflowers. I've not been able to get outside on that path all summer, and it felt so … Continue reading Is Your Song Waning?
It has been so long since I have been able to join in with the #HaikuPoetryChallenge at Ronovan Writes. Today is a quiet day here, one that fits so well with these words given for the prompt: Beauty & Quiet But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a … Continue reading Beauty & Quiet