After the storm, after the dark clouds part and the winds die down, and the heavens opens up, it is clear that God is present; it is when we are in the midst of it that we are challenged to not forget all along, He held us.
I am unstoppable. Though I have fallen, though I have felt sealed in a tombed fate, I have risen, I have relentlessly followed that one ray of light. I have never lost faith. I have found my way, and the light of day blinds my eyes and its warmth soaks into my soul; I have … Continue reading Unstoppable
mourning dove the morning after I will shed the tears for you, dear lady I will grieve but we most both look to the sun it rises again and our lives go on even without the physical presence sometimes of lost ones we love the circle of life contains the dark and the light the … Continue reading Ravaged Nest
Heaven on earth, heaven reaching us, is what I sometimes observe, stumble across. Those few steps toward the ocean when white sand meets white clouds, muted colors have never seemed so spiritually loud. Am I witnessing a miracle, a glimpse of what’s beyond as time stands still while my spirit lifts … Continue reading Heaven on Earth
A sure sign of emotional/psychological healing and growth is the change in your prayers. At the pivotal changing point in my life, God had very clearly answered a recent prayer I had delivered in tears on my knees in the locked bathroom at one my lowest points. Since then, my prayers have mostly been gratitude, … Continue reading A Change in Prayer
(On suicide prevention...) I’m guilty, too. Of letting my teen spend too much time online. Of not requiring her to spend enough time outdoors. Of letting it become too common practice to do our own things in separate rooms most of the time. These are dangerous things. Especially in these times. Too many (more than … Continue reading I’m Guilty, Too.
Happy Sunday! It’s a good morning. Because I have the amazing blessing of deciding how I fill my day. What a gift. What freedom. What power. What will I select from the generous menu to construct this day? First, I choose mental and emotional peace. What brings me balance? Writing. Nature. God. Companionship. I have … Continue reading Building a Good Day
I woke this morning with the burden of a something weighing on me. I immediately called upon God. I had to ask for something very specifically, something I rarely do, for I usually just have blind faith in His plan, having let go of trying to understand any of it. And when I talk to God … Continue reading Fickle Forecast
This one’s for a friend. For my son. For my student. For you. For me. We all stumble. Sometimes merely a trip, sometimes down a seemingly endless, dark abyss. We all get lost. Sometimes we find our way, sometimes indefinitely in the same spot, we remain. We all face obstacles. Sometimes they lift, sometimes they … Continue reading In Darkness and Doubt
Unintentionally slipping away from Moon as my dreams the stars granted start to come true, like so many slip away from God after their pleas are spilled and tears dry up. But I am even closer to Him after the showers of blessings, with humble gratitude and daily thanksgiving. So I apologize … Continue reading Away from Moon