The next step ahead is not as clear as I would like it to be. It's like going through a car wash, vision obscured by soapy water streaking lines down the windshield. I have no control of the vehicle as neutral allows the track to smoothly, gently, lovingly guide the car along. I just have... Continue Reading →


These past few days, I have been reflecting on the past year and the upcoming year. How 2020 has been both good and bad, illuminating and uncertain. How 2021 is projected to be the year that saves us all--but how can an abstract concept like a year on a calendar save us from another abstract... Continue Reading →


Rest, rest, rest awhile. You've been running on empty for too many miles. Curl up in a chair, prop up your feet. Grab a cozy blanket, fuzzy socks, good book, and warm drink. Life is stressful, I know, and you always want to be on the go. But it's hard to go when you don't... Continue Reading →

Sonnet 73B

That time of year thou mayst in me behold When scarlet leaves precede that Halloween And chill winds force retreats to fuzzy folds, Bare skin hiding behind warm denim jeans; When kids seek treats using horrified masks And turkeys fry among potatoes, jams, and pie, Red-clad Santa giving those things for asked And flying kisses... Continue Reading →


Three red lights in a row, paced in the distance. One after the other, making the horizon seem too distant as I drive along this road, feeling dissonance between where I'm at and where I need to go. This is something I've always struggled with. Feeling the pent-up energy surge as my body surges forward... Continue Reading →


Relapse. Relapse back into the pain the depression the anxiety that we thought was over. gone. finito. Guess that was nothing but a dream though. Relapse back into the mindset we were so glad God lifted us out of-- like David from the mud pit. And now all we feel is the squelch of mud... Continue Reading →


The name Pharisee leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Religious leaders who practice laws . . . religious wolves whose teeth tear the sheep apart. They breathe schedules and routines and religious practices. Their heads swim in the Word, but when they come up for breath, all they breathe in is the air of... Continue Reading →

Me and You

You have this picture of me in your mind . . . a mini-you. And don't fret, I know where you're coming from. The worries over the tiniest details--we seem to share all but one. I am wild and free-spirited. You are insistent and controlled. I know the words rolling off your tongue are probably... Continue Reading →

A Spark of Memory

I only got a wisp of smoke those first few months. I felt the heat of the sparks. Saw the smoke rise up to the sky, to the heavens. And then the wind blew the smoke away in one swift gust of air, leaving behind the memories that burned like embers. Small, yet tiny stings... Continue Reading →

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