Grace Upon Grace (2019)

 

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“No one has the time to listen, let alone love.

Is God now pro-exhaustion?

Doesn’t He lead people beside the still waters anymore?

-Richard A. Swenson

 

I am sharing a poem I wrote in 2015 during Lent as we conclude our first week of Journaling through the Book of John. I grabbed the quotes above from my journal archives, as I re-read a few of my entries in a 5-Year Journal of Lent and Advent I kept between 2005-2010.

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Finding Your Footing for the Journey

 

 

We are in Week 1 of Journaling through the Book of John: A Journey for Lent and Beyond and I didn’t want to leave you high and dry until Saturday. Today is Ash Wednesday and the official start to Lent.

I’d like to share a few tips for this journey for those who may be unsure of their footing, a poem I wrote back in 2013, and an incredible resource for Lent which combines all the beautiful creative things I love- art, poetry and music which you may also greatly appreciate!

Are you ready?

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Love Query

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Well, today is Valentine’s Day and yesterday morning I wrote the poem I am  sharing today. Words have been coming less often lately, but I am grateful when God inspires words from within. One of the songs going through my mind this week has been “Good, Good Father”. We sang it for worship at church Sunday. You know, it’s a funny thing about how God weaves together our faith lives in time…how important it is for us to gather our imperfect selves together and sing, pray and hope in the One who is Love. How He holds us together through the joys and sorrows we will know in our brief lives…and how he counts our tears as precious…He never turns away.  No matter how many injustices we suffer, may we remember He’s a Good Good Father ….always.

 

I pray this poem is a blessing to you today!

 

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On Saying Goodbye to my Mom…The Last Love Letter

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Mom and I in happier days!

 

To say that 2018 was a difficult year would be an understatement. When your New Year begins with being abruptly displaced from your home without warning and ends with the loss of a loved one, well words are sorta hard to find.

I spent most of 2018 helping my Mom stay alive. I cannot write much beyond that now- it’s still too new and unreal. I’m still settling into the reality of her being gone and this new year starting without her. I’m still struggling to figure out who I am without her in my life, and what’s next. Most of all I am missing the woman I called Mom. 

 

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Speak Love

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My poetic offering this morning.  May you hear the refrain of His love in your life today so  you are able to speak love into the lives of others…by His grace. For His glory. Amen.

 

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