What are you running away from right now? What are you pretending not to notice so that you don’t have to deal with it? Do you need to stop holding your breath when it comes to mind? Or stop mentally looking away if it pops up? What do you need to face head-on and stop… Continue reading Shedding the Facade of “I’m Fine”
Do you crave a love like what all the romantic songs and sweet quotes offer? “A love so deep the ocean would be jealous?” The kind that promises to always be faithful and never leave us? A kind that vows to know us intimately and cherish us always? Isn’t this kind of love what makes… Continue reading Do You Crave a Love Like That?
Can you wait – For the slow, steady development Of a love so precious And beautiful – Instead of rushing ahead Into something hasty, Based only on feelings And heady flirtations? Can you wait – For a bit of maturity, A bit of depth developed, And a bit of longevity promised – … Continue reading Can You Wait?
I think I’ve spent too much of my life feeling guilty – too much of my life apologizing to God for my weakness and humanity. I’ve felt exhausted worrying over the fact that I let Him down again with my wayward desires and my failure to love Him as I should. But one morning in… Continue reading God’s Not Mad at You
The scent of new skin fills my nose As I press your warm, sweet forehead to my lips. The bundle of your tiny form fills my arms, Perfectly fitting into the cradle they shape. The joy that I feel at finally rocking you to sleep Fills my heart to overflowing – The love that… Continue reading When Mother’s Day Aches a Little Too Much
I’m a bit of an overplanner, you might say. When I was twelve, I had my entire adult life planned with children’s names and birthdates picked out and carefully written down in neat lists. I’m also the kind of person who plans her meals out a week or two at a time, plans every day’s… Continue reading This Gift for This Day
To say we live in an age of entertainment overload is an understatement. Never before have we had so many options to keep ourselves entertained as in the current digital age. Bored when we’re standing in line? Watch an amusing dog video on Facebook. Bored while cooking dinner or getting ready for the day? Put… Continue reading When Entertainment Starts to Blur the Edges of Reality