Holy Week: Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper. The foot-washing. The wounds of the heart are an underground cemetery of seemingly lifeless things. There lies our secret shames, internal struggles, deepest pains, open wounds, wells of pride and legions of anxieties. On this Maundy Thursday, I think of my wounds. On this Maundy Thursday, I think of myContinue reading “Holy Week: Maundy Thursday”

Unshed Tears of a Military Child

“I can see them. As we read books together before bedtime, I see them. I see the side of her mouth trembling a little, just like her dad’s does, keeping it all in because in this world,  STRONG is what we teach. As we read, I go over the day in my mind: The 3 times she broke outContinue reading “Unshed Tears of a Military Child”

3 am thoughts

Have you ever took up your life, forgone the seatbelt and purposely crashed into a wall? Metaphorically speaking. …I believe we all have at times. You see, unwise decisions and habitual sin lead to devastation. Injury. Death. And, I have done it myself, speeding along at my will, wrecking my life, and all the whileContinue reading “3 am thoughts”

Cancer Free

****I wrote this in February of 2017, the day Natalie received her official cancer free diagnosis.  But, this time two years ago was when Natalie was first diagnosed with cancer, and I’ve asked her mom’s permission to share this story, from my own perspective. I hope you read it…and celebrate Natalie’s beautifully victorious life withContinue reading “Cancer Free”

Despite All Things, Redeemed

Brave. Fearless. Warrior. Courage, my heart. For some reason, those words popped into my brain, a vision of letters somehow engraved into thin air….. And I thought of every bar necklace, every t-shirt, every coffee mug that stands boldly with declaration of intent. BRAVE FEARLESS. I wonder….what if we actually held the sign of ourContinue reading “Despite All Things, Redeemed”

Hosea 13, “God in a Box”

day 18 response to #shereadstruth Hosea devotional   I’ve put You high in unseen places.   A shelf with a box has Your name on it.   Shall I get You down in emergencies? Shall I place You next to the band-aids?   Bandage of the soul and spirit, You are In the box, onContinue reading “Hosea 13, “God in a Box””

Even the Wanderer… A Hosea Response

And a wanderer was I, Living in a house of rebellion                                          Reclining on furniture of shame,                                    Snuggling with blanketsContinue reading “Even the Wanderer… A Hosea Response”

Unedited: “The Sower of the Wind.”

After work, I’ll probably be annoyed that I posted this morning’s journal entry without bothering to edit it. I am compelled  to share this in its raw form though…and I hope even there, that it resonates with someone. DAY 11, #Shereadstruth devotional “They sow the wind and shall reap the whirlwind.” –Hosea 8:7  Here IContinue reading “Unedited: “The Sower of the Wind.””

Daughter, Arise!

I come to you, Jesus. falling at your feet, Jesus. Fearful and trembling, Jesus. – You have every reason to condemn me. “You harlot!” they say. – You have every reason to condemn me, “You sinner!” they say. – You have every reason to condemn me, “You leper!”  they say BUT…. – What will You say? –Continue reading “Daughter, Arise!”