Thoughts from a daughter…

4am and lost in thought. Thinking of dreams unrealized and promises broken. Leadings of God not followed and the unhappy consequences of those actions. Praying a little. “God, you know what I want to do with my life, right?”, even as I look forward at the years which lie ahead to realize that the number …

If

Would that I were glass. Tall slender cylinder containing water. Life-giving water. I would know the touch of your hand. I would know your lips on me, Repeatedly. I would bear the honor Of pouring into you That thing that soothes your tongue, Refreshes senses, Nourishes body. If. I were a glass. Would that I …

I am no bird. No net ensnares me.

This may be one of my favorite quotes in the world. And it's so hard to choose just one. Being in a very authoritarian marriage, where our church preached something called "Spiritual Authority", a concept backed up by many biblical scriptures, A woman was to submit to her husband whenever there was an impasse in …

Seed time and Harvest, and Patience

When I feel impatient, I picture a person in the middle of a corn field with the stalks half-grown, Only waist high, And the person is Powerless, pouty, and selfish. They are petulantly commanding stalks to grow, To give ears of corn. Because they want corn-on-the-cob, and they want it now. The scenario is ugly. …

Be Steady

Being true to yourself. That phrase used to confuse me. Who isn't honest with themselves?  How can you hide from yourself? Don't answer the questions. I've discovered the answers. You have morals and you have standards. They will be tested. Will you betray your own heart? Last night a friend I care for so deeply …

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