Celebrate With Me: Birthday Haiku

Celebrate with meDonating books to childrenJoin me in the fun It’s my birthday and it would be so wonderful if you would celebrate me with me by purchasing and donating the books I wrote and illustrated to a local day care, preschool, or an elementary classroom. I have already given to 2 day cares inContinue reading “Celebrate With Me: Birthday Haiku”

Daily Psalm: Art & Verse Inspired by Psalm 24

I’ve washed my hands. And I’ve emptied my heart. The gate is open and I pray, Come now, Lord, and do Your part. A psalm of David. The earth is Adonai’s and all that fills it— the world, and those dwelling on it. For He founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers.Continue reading “Daily Psalm: Art & Verse Inspired by Psalm 24”

My Dream Life is Here

I woke up to my dream life Where I am not just mother and wife But a daughter and friend to Him who gave me life. I woke up to blessings galore I have family, friends, and so much more Granted by the One whom I adore. I am so glad to be awake NotContinue reading “My Dream Life is Here”

Light Outshines Darkness: Dark Day #3

Betrayed and disappointedBy She who I thought was my friendShe constantly made me promisesBut in the end She lied and turnedEverything into dustShe hurt meAnd betrayed my trust. She said one thingBut did anotherAnd my dreams,She tried to smother. So, I walked awayI was no longer available to betray. She didn’t come to find meSheContinue reading “Light Outshines Darkness: Dark Day #3”

Anointed Thoughts

Anoint me with Your oil Remind me who I am One who overcomes By the blood of the Lamb. No accusation of the enemy Can cause me to flee The blessings of Your presence That always comforts me. Let Your oil flow Sanctify my mind. Not my will, Lord, But let it be Thine. IContinue reading “Anointed Thoughts”

Invitations: Jose and the Woman at the Ice Machine

6:30 a.m. and I’m patiently waiting. The lady in the apple green box she thinks is a car is slowing me down. It’s my turn to fill the coolers for work. But she’s filling more than one cooler, with tears and a frown. “Cry later, lady.” I think to myself. She yells at her kidContinue reading “Invitations: Jose and the Woman at the Ice Machine”

Invitations: Walmart Prayer Meeting

Quickly pacing past produce and frozen goods. Aiming for the pickles and buns. Hamburgers on the grill will make for a quick meal. Jordyn and I make haste at the end of a long day. We round the corner and stop on the “Bread” aisle. Pausing to scan the shelves, we hear a dispute. AContinue reading “Invitations: Walmart Prayer Meeting”

The Parables of Our Lives: Praise Like the Trees

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 provideContinue reading “The Parables of Our Lives: Praise Like the Trees”

The Parables of Our Lives: March Madness

This is one of my favorite seasons. Not only does the earth appear to be waking up from a long sleep, it is college basketball playoff season. As I followed the brackets along with the rest of basketball fanatics, I was also following friends on FB who were working in their yards and getting readyContinue reading “The Parables of Our Lives: March Madness”

The Parables of Our Lives: The parable of the fallen trees

I have been on an adventure for the last several months challenging myself to see things from God’s perspective. In John chapter 5 Jesus said that He didn’t just do things because He felt like it. He looked where the Father was working and that is where He went to work. Jesus looked at individualsContinue reading “The Parables of Our Lives: The parable of the fallen trees”