Holidays · Poetry · Whispers of Faith

The Life of the True Light on Earth – Lenten Reflections

This month, I’ve been reading a chapter of Matthew each night to reflect more deeply on the life of Christ during this season of Lent. These poems have come as a result of those reflections.   Tried & Tempted, Victorious & Vigilant Matthew 4 Before ministry began, Christ the human Faced the desert temptation, Weak… Continue reading The Life of the True Light on Earth – Lenten Reflections

Bookish Delights · Children & Parenting · Current Events

Five Young Adult Books to Spark Conversation About Current Events

Children’s books have moved into the spotlight this past week with the announcement of Dr. Seuss Enterprises pulling six Dr. Seuss books from publication due to claims of racism. I’ll linger on that story long enough to say these few things: First of all, I’m just as much against banning books as I am against… Continue reading Five Young Adult Books to Spark Conversation About Current Events

Dreamy Things · Poetry

Favorite Quotes, Sayings, and Scraps of Poetry About Love

“They belonged to each other and no matter what life might hold for them, it could never alter that their happiness was in each other’s keeping.” {Lucy Maud Montgomery – Anne’s House of Dreams}   “We dared to love Another soul As deep as our own, We danced to another’s poetry And sang the tune… Continue reading Favorite Quotes, Sayings, and Scraps of Poetry About Love

Current Events · Daily Living

When “Silence is Violence” Leads to Violence Against the Silent

It was last summer when I first started seeing the slogan “Silence is Violence” pop up on my social media feeds. And I understood what it meant. I understood that the sentiment behind it was most likely derived from such noble MLK quotes such as: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent… Continue reading When “Silence is Violence” Leads to Violence Against the Silent

Daily Living · Whispers of Faith

The Anguish and Reward of Cross-Bearing

The culture says, “Follow your heart.” The culture says, “Do what feels good.” The culture says, “Indulge your desires, your fantasies, your longings – they are there for a reason.” Christ says, in Luke 9:23, “‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” If… Continue reading The Anguish and Reward of Cross-Bearing