It’s National Poetry Month (#NPM17)…
here is this morning’s poetic offering:
Overcoming the superficial life with grace, authenticity and truth
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22 Aug 2014 17 Comments
This morning I woke up, went to my desk and penned this poem. Sometimes I feel that calling myself a writer is a half truth. Because when words come, I sometimes am faithful to make myself available to the tumbling forth…but then does that make me a writer, or a just a word catcher? I am as one who is led, one who avails to that which flows, not one who desires to control the flow of what comes….I just don’t know. But today I give you what came to me. May it be a blessing.
22 Jul 2014 16 Comments
” When I taught in public schools I frequently developed opinions about why “challenging children” behaved poorly. More often than not I blamed their parents. I held the self-righteous notion that I worked hard to raise happy, well- rounded children and that if other parents took their responsibilities seriously and parented effectively, their children would be fine. Boy was I getting mine, living with a mentally ill teen, spending lots of time in the psychiatrist’s waiting room, and thoroughly researching the topic chipped away at my arrogance and ignorance.
I began to change.” ~Kate McLaughlin