She is never far. She is there just behind my back, silent, still, then fierce and wild. Sometimes I feel her brush up against my legs and so I quicken my pace, yet I can never seem to outrun her. Other times her breath seeps into my skin and I am chilled no matter how… Continue reading SLEEPING WITH SADNESS
I am an artist and I have learned a special art. I was once shut off from the world, eyes closed, my lids hiding my retinas from seeing or being seen. Unfortunately for me, this life was unacceptable to others who wanted to see me, the real me. They felt I was too shut down… Continue reading Painting Myself Authentic
You were once so strong, so brave, so immovable, so much like me. At times you held me up above the world as if there was only us. At times I pressed my back against you & crossed my ankles in the grass. You never let me fall, though I pushed you to, you never grew tired. You were a border of… Continue reading WE WERE MORE THAN WE KNEW WE COULD BE
Have you ever studied the life of Jesus? I’m not just referring to His 3 years of intense ministry, his miracles, his death and resurrection, I’m talking about His whole 33 years of life. I am talking about His childhood, life as a carpenter, his teenage years and most of his adult life before people… Continue reading DID JESUS WASTE 30 YEARS OF HIS LIFE?
I’ve always had this problem with people who say that they deal with anxiety as if it were a disease. “Come on, just trust the Lord and he will take it away!” Well, life has a way of stuffing our judging back into our mouth and making us chew it up. We get to taste… Continue reading MY BATTLE WITH ANXIETY
Some of my best memories as a child were in the middle of class. This may be hard for you to believe until you realize that “Class” was held in my mom’s living room, around our neighbor’s kitchen table, on my grandparents’ porch or sitting on my aunt’s couch, surrounded by my siblings and some… Continue reading My Living Room Education
Tonight I pulled into my driveway and crawled out of my car. My shirt stuck to my back and my face was moist with sweat. The humid air in my car gave way to a breeze as I walked across the gravel towards the house. Shoulders slumped and mind racing, I was completely unaware of… Continue reading Am I God?