In late Spring when the sky balayaged to a deep somber grey, I'd sit with my knees gathered up to my chest under Grandma's top sheet and pull it up to my ears. The wind would whistle and crack through the old oak. If the storm was going to be bad, Harold Taft would tell… Continue reading Startle Me Brave
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
...and she said I still think I might have Liked to have a try But this is really best - Not being perfect all the time And when I Close my eyes I can Still look up and See his face He's just something I can't erase. Funny thing that happens Somewhere further Down the… Continue reading 3am Random Dream-induced Lyrics
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?
Life has its dips and straights. Sometimes Summer feels more like Spring, sometimes Spring feels more like Winter. Sometimes the road is paved with love and laughter; sometimes it is washed out by torrents of tears. When I look back over my life I've always known what is right and what is wrong. And I've… Continue reading Unanticipated
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
I made a huge mistake at work today. To be fair, it's my first week of actually doing my job and I'm still onboarding. But the impact of this was far-reaching. I control 2 email inboxes from the same email account. One is my personal company email. The other is my team's email. I was… Continue reading One heart. Many faces.
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?
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