I sat and watched the sky And the prairie running wild Up to the mountains. I watched the blues and reds Scatter colors overhead - Night fell around me. And suddenly a whisper Came from somewhere Deep inside: I'm walking here beside you I hold every tear you've cried, Just look around - see: Some… Continue reading In the Valleys
Fireworks are exploding over my North Texas town right now. This is one of my favorite holidays, but I skipped it this year. Oh, I had to work some, but the real work I did was on my heart. I let it heal. Sometimes it takes a long moment. My long moment lasted 8 years.… Continue reading Wait Lifting #6: What Are You Waiting For?
The sun slowed down and Took one last look over the horizon. It had had a long productive day and Could finally meander on to The other side. Meander. That's what my car did - Steady and slow like the sun. "I've been... feeling really quiet." My text whispered through the screen as I Wiped… Continue reading You can be quiet
My mind wandered this morning to John 4 and the woman Jesus spoke with at the well. I'm often reminded of her when I mentor single moms. Why had she come to this well to draw water alone? That was an activity the women did together. For safety. For social interaction. I'll guess why: shame.… Continue reading Lookin’ For Love
It's days like these When my heart is broken It's days like these when my Mind is obscured It's days like these When all l know is Nothing feels like I think it should It's days like these When my arms are lonely When my eyes are cracked From tears It's days like these when… Continue reading What Do I Know of God?
Miracle. This word used to conjure up images of Sunday School mornings in 1984 with 9-year-old me in blonde pigtails in a flowered dress with ruffle back panties, lacy socks, and Mary Janes. It made me picture a flannel graph board with felt-backed cut-outs of Jesus and his disciples. Jesus inevitably had on a brown… Continue reading Do You Believe In Miracles?
One morning shortly after my divorce, as I woke up, I had this vision. I clearly saw a pair of rugged male hands reaching down, digging in, and clasping together underneath a wilted plant. Actually, the plant was beyond wilted—it was dried by the sun, and what had once been some kind of small growth… Continue reading The Gentle Gardener
For the past few weeks I have been immersed in a hands-on education in waiting. I've written more on this subject here (Life Lessons - Patience), here (Waiting Room), here (Learning to Wait), and here (Minding Your Ps [Pauses] and Qs [Quizzes]). Today I want to write about my latest discovery - how to find… Continue reading Wait Lifting #3 – Finding Hope to See in the Dark
Not all words are meant for publication. Words like these that come at the urging of melatonin and a cup of chamomile tea usually find their way into my journal, but not onto my blog screen. Maybe these will. Who knows. Who knows how to navigate this long, strange corridor of a queen bed for… Continue reading I’m not the only one thinking this…
My life lately, it seems, is a series of lessons on how to wait patiently. You can read the first blog in this series here. This week's edition is about minding your Ps (Pauses) and Qs (Quizzes). Pauses Waiting isn't intended to be a long-term state of being, rather, a pause between things. This being… Continue reading Wait Lifting #2 – Minding Your Ps & Qs