Fan the Flame: A Haiku

Smoldering within A heart and spirit aglow Burn for Him again It is not uncommon to feel weary and beat down. Let's face it, loving people into the Kingdom can break our hearts and crush our spirits. Especially when expectations aren't met or we are overloaded with responsibility. Our loved ones might not support us... Continue Reading →

An Empty Seed

The enemy of my joy Planted an empty seed today He wanted to poison my soul And drive my peace away. He used a child of my heart And someone from my circle of care To discourage me And fill me with despair. I began to water the seed To nurture its presence But the... Continue Reading →

Start Hear

When heartache comes, Disappointment drops in, Discouragement steps up, Hopelessness takes over, Hear the truth! When criticism shouts, Negativity seeps through, Comparison flares up, Rejection stomps by, Hear the truth! The truth is You are loved. Plans are made. Hope is near. Start to hear. "I know the plans I have for you," announces the... Continue Reading →

Have you ever wondered why trees grow tall? Why they stand firm in spring, summer, winter, and fall? They wave when the wind blows They twinkle when it snows. Trees cast cooling shadows in the summer heat. They sprout leaves, bear fruit, shed leaves, and repeat. In all that they do and all they provide... Continue Reading →

I love living in East Texas especially during the transition seasons. I love driving along the country roads and watching the landscape sprinkled with trees full of white blossoms. Tonight I felt inspired to capture some of the landscape I see each morning on my commute to work. As I was sketching, smearing/smudging, and sprinkling... Continue Reading →

Recently a friend showed me a reverse poem and I could hardly wait to try it out. I am in a season of hopefulness (my nice way of saying things aren't exactly going my way) and I needed a pick-me-up. This was a fun way for me to encourage myself.  This is my attempt at... Continue Reading →

I came to your door today I thought I'd try again. To see if you would open up To let Me come in. I knew you were on The other side I could hear you breathe You touched the knob unable to decide. All I want to do Is share this gift I have For... Continue Reading →

It isn't hard to struggle, but it takes courage to exchange the struggle for peace. Life is all about struggling and overcoming hard times. The challenge is to know that as we enter into a struggle, victory has already been provided. We exchange our need to find a solution or make the way happen for... Continue Reading →

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