I am untangling what I believe and who I am and all the words that my God says about me . . .
My poor, neglected blog. I had every intention of filling it up last week, but we had Vacation Bible School and I had an arthritis flare and I ended up sleeping through pretty much all of my blog time and also most of my housework time. Thankfully on Friday I started feeling better! And truly, […]
We are only dust redeemed . . .
My grandmother, Eva Cobb, died last Tuesday. She never, ever let me forget that I was loved.
It is in the doubt and the fear and the anger that we must turn to the Truth. It shines like the tiniest candle in the darkness of grief, and if we keep forcing our eyes back to it, the light grows brighter and we gain understanding and wisdom.
October 2015 is two hours from over, and it has been one of the hardest months of my life. Some periods of our lives are like roller coasters emotionally, but for me October has been a hurricane– a constant swirl of stress and grief and joy and fear and laughter and loneliness. The calm center […]
She came, as she journeyed, to a desert. She filled up her pack with all the comforts and survival gear she could stuff into it. Her pack was heavy but she bowed beneath the load and took a step into the sand “You know,” said her Guide, “You don’t need that pack. I have everything […]
Sonnet of Seasons Erin Kilmer For everything on earth there is a time– A season to be born, and one to die; A time for laughter and a time to cry; A day to fall and weep, a day to climb. We do not always see the coming spring When we are lying cold […]
Life goes on, even when it doesn’t– even when some deep part of my heart has stopped beating and my soul can’t breathe. I don’t know if it’s comforting or not to think that outside the four dead walls of my heart the world spins with its joy-and-sadness, birth-and-death, sunrise-sunset whirlwind. You post about your […]
In a way, every step we take in this life carries us through the valley of the shadow of death. Every breath, every heartbeat, every word, every moment– all are limited and overshadowed by the reality that we live in a world that is dying. Some days we can forget it, or we can ignore […]