Poetry · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

When Will the Acceptable Time Come?

“But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, In the abundance of Your steadfast Love answer me in Your Saving faithfulness.”                              Psalm 69:13   My prayer is to You – Not my wistful fancies. My prayer is to You – Not the sly imposters.  … Continue reading When Will the Acceptable Time Come?

Growth · Poetry · Whispers of Faith · Writing

Lessons Learned from a Community of Creatives

This last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Inklings Conference put on by Square Halo Books in Lancaster, PA.  Square Halo Books seeks to “publish extraordinary books for ordinary saints,” and they are also connected with The Rabbit Room, an online community which “cultivates and curates stories, music, and art to nourish Christ-centered… Continue reading Lessons Learned from a Community of Creatives

Grieving · Poetry · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

A Lament for One With a Broken Heart

“That’s heartbreaking,” he said After hearing her story. “Yes, it is,” she said back With a dramatic smile on her face – Which was only to cover up The actual brokenness of her heart That came leaking out The moment the door was Closed behind them.   She didn’t know why She always fell for… Continue reading A Lament for One With a Broken Heart

Children & Parenting · Grieving · Poetry · Singleness · Women

A Lament for Those Who Hold No Child in Their Arms

It sprang on me suddenly – This unexpected ache for Little arms twined about my neck And a sweet, childish voice calling me Mama.   It came to me from that dream – That rush of love and peace From wrapping a small one In my arms – His unexpected affection Melting away the ever-present… Continue reading A Lament for Those Who Hold No Child in Their Arms

Grieving · Poetry · Relationship

You Gave My Wings Strength to Soar Again

The last year at my old school – the year when Covid struck – our counselor gave us the beautiful theme of “Together we rise.” Earlier in the year before the shutdown happened, every student in the school painted a feather, which she then assembled into giant multi-colored wings which were put on display in… Continue reading You Gave My Wings Strength to Soar Again