The Gardener Plants

    Sitting around the table with a few of my loved ones, the conversation had shifted to the gardens around our homes. As my friend's suffering eyes transformed with a glow when she described her home, I heard myself speaking an answer,   "You've planted your soul in the ground of that place."   … Continue reading The Gardener Plants

The Bowed Down Ones

    Her pain weighed her down Unable to stand She yet pressed in, At the Temple She bowed low.   “Daughter,” He cried, “Arise, be made whole!” Out of the crowd gathered There at the courts He called her forth.   Jesus saw her shame As the Pharisees Condemned Sited the rules To quench … Continue reading The Bowed Down Ones

The Song of the Father

      Over 20 years ago I had a dream that is still crystal clear in my mind today. In the dream, I was carrying a baby, and walking through a church parking lot. Standing under the awning at the Church's entrance was an older man who was singing this song:   I will … Continue reading The Song of the Father

Marvelous & Terrific

    Pain terrific falls I cry out from drowning, "Come Marvelous Savior!"   From terrific waves Pain washes my soul and I Find marvelous birth --bg   After a weekend of intense pain flares, these word prompts of "Marvelous & Terrific" for the #HaikuChallenge offered at Ronovan Writes struck my heart so deeply. The … Continue reading Marvelous & Terrific

Questions & Answers, Poetry Prompt

  "A Wisdom Higher" what can I say when questions cover the pain and answers elude me   who carries me then over roads marred by shame with questions not answered   a wisdom higher answers dark with shining as my questions unfurl   His mercy answers speaks a question to my heart will you … Continue reading Questions & Answers, Poetry Prompt

A Gift of Joy

The disappointment flooded over me, as I heard God calling me to stay put for the day: rest was the name of the game for me. My yearly physical had left my body depleted, and the pain in my hands as they stiffened and tightened into their familiar "paddle" shape, only served to emphasize my … Continue reading A Gift of Joy

A Living Sacrifice and A New Tagline

Welcome back to Week 2 for this new site's launch! (Remember to read through to the end of this post to find more details about the giveaway that I am hosting.)   I had been blogging for almost 2 years when I felt God nudging me to make the move over here to WordPress.  And … Continue reading A Living Sacrifice and A New Tagline