Teardrops rest, unyielding in my eyes As sleep, ever-elusive is kept at bay I sit up in bed, flip on my lamp and turn to face the mirror on my left I see lips, red, slightly parted I see skin, freckled And auburn hair, wild and untamed Everything had an orange-y hue due to the … Continue reading Insufferable Insomnia
Why are we so terrified of feeling empty that we overstuff and overfill ourselves until that feeling becomes normalized. This feeling of discontentment, of not having enough… a feeling of tightness of chest and difficulty in breathing because your stomach is so expanded. So, in order to avoid the feeling of emptiness that continues to … Continue reading Desperate to Fill the Emptiness
[Reflection on an excerpt from C.S. Lewis's Prince Caspian.] Aslan and Bacchaeus and the wild people go through the town and with ivy they break an old bridge, a school house, and a desk back into nature. The power of simple ivy breaks and erodes bricks and man-made structures… a schoolhouse where boring half-history … Continue reading Unbound and Unshackled
Living the Li[f]e It’s frightening how alone she feels while in the midst of so many people she knows and cares for. It seems as this is a recurring sentiment among people. How is it that we can feel alone while surrounded by people we know and people we care for – not only … Continue reading Questioning Surrender and Surrendering Questions
Father, thank you for being. Thank you for gently teaching me more about you. Thank you for being in control. You are mighty. You are loving. You are true. You are faithful. You are good. You are beautiful. You are just. You are magnificent. You are strong. You are gentle. You are marvelous. You are … Continue reading You are.
I learned more about unity than division at churchI learned more about healing than being caused hurt I learned more about truth than dealing in lies I learned more about openness than masking inside --- I learned more about forgiveness than holding a grudge I learned more about joy than wallowing in mud I learned … Continue reading “I learned more about unity than division at church”
Hands clasped and with no path We will run onward Together, as one Following the voice of our Shepherd, who beckons us, "Come."
O wearied and tremulous soul, take heart, be not afraid. Grasp the outstretched hand that so gracefully extends through kind words of strangers, and time with friends through wisps of wind and smells of spring through blossoming petals and birds that sing. O burdened and heavy soul, trust, dive in to the boundless expanses of … Continue reading O wearied and tremulous soul
"Lord, come. I welcome you in. Break down the dam I've constructed. Break down the dam I've built to keep you back from the dry, rocky, ugly parts of my past and present. Come, Jesus, come. Spirit, flood the dry and dead areas with your rushing waters - covering my dryness and dead with fresh … Continue reading Watering a Dry Riverbed
"I've been escaping those who know me for those who feed into my temptations of escape. I've been looking to the people of the Grind for satisfaction and self-gratification. The humanism and self-praise is sickening and thickening the air around my lungs so that I can't inhale anymore. It's like I'm inhaling myself over and … Continue reading The Daily Grind