Run for the Border

I don’t want to get into politics. I don’t want to start a new battle, but I feel like, silence, though often the right path to take when hot button issues are being debated, is also sometimes meant to be broken. Of course, plenty of people are talking and giving their opinions, and I’m certain…

I’m Still Standing…

Over the past couple of weeks, my pastor has been been doing a series entitled, “I’m Still Standing.” How can we stand strong in the midst of the difficulties and storms of life? Yesterday he spoke of how, as Christians, we need to be of the understanding that the difficult times are going to come….

Joy Comes in the Morning

Over the past several years, my church family has spent many hours praying for our dear friend, Jeannette. She was diagnosed with breast cancer over 4 years ago, and in that time, we have believed with her for complete healing. As we watched her physical decline over recent days and weeks, my personal prayers became…

In the Dark

This analogy may not be new to many of you, but I woke up thinking about it this morning. I feel like I’m stealing what I’m about to share from someone else. It may have been my pastor. It may have been a member from one of the Facebook groups I’m in. It may have…

God, How Could You!?

As I sit here in the early morning hour, my heart is broken and it is troubled, because I don’t understand how MY God could allow so much pain and hurt into this world. How could a good God sit back and watch as we suffer even when we pray and hope and trust that…

Just Call Me Betty

Some folks whip up homemade breads Make fancy dinners… fancy brunch While they plan out their gourmet spreads I have popcorn for lunch   They feed their kids organic meat Their veggies green and yellow Our greens are just a bit more sweet OUR greens taste like lime Jello   Hours spent on every meal…

It’s the Churches Dirt

Every once in a while, a child says something so simplistically profound that it sets our minds spinning. This happened to me on our way into church Sunday morning. My oldest son was carrying my little girl as we hurried to make it to worship practice. As we walked through the unpaved parking lot at the…

This World’s Not Your Home

Another school shooting is tragic and mournful The tangled response, sympathetic and scornful Accusers find fault in opposing directions Some blame the gunman and some blame the weapons Yet evil within always finds it’s way out If not through a muzzle, through disparate route It wearies the soul as new sins are made known Then…

Follow the Creator

Looking into the faces of my own children and the girls that I teach on Wednesday nights, I see wonder and excitement. I see dreams, plans, and hopes. I see potential and intelligence. I see creativity, gifts, and talents. I see the fingerprints of God smeared all over those beautiful faces and beautiful children. As…

Here’s is a link to the March Madness poetry tournament taking place now. Go to the link below to vote for your favorite poem in any number of matchups. 🙂 https://madnesspoetry.com/matchups    

The Bad Guy Made the News

(Being part of the March Madness 2018 Poetry Tournament has put me in the mood for poetry. I’ll be posting a link to the tournament soon. Anyone who would like to vote, can go to the link and vote on their favorite poems in up to 32 match ups! In the meantime, here’s a poem I…

Reckless Love

The first time I heard the Bethel music song, “Reckless Love,” I was sitting in church listening to my husband lead worship. He spoke briefly about the song and the definition of the word “reckless” before the worship team began singing.  Here’s what reckless means, “without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action.”…