I wish

Hobbes, I wish That when we tried I’d been less broken And more alive. - That I’d been stronger And not that reed Bent and bruised Unsure of its own strength Or ability To grow straight and tall. - I wish that fate hadn’t scooped you up And dropped you on another continent Across the …

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Do you…

When you lie down at night Do you think of me? Does my name Cross your mind Warm your heart Touch your lips In prayer? - Do you wonder if I, too, see the moon? Or the stars Suspended in azure Since the ones In your eyes Are hidden from my view? - I wake …

Of Whom The World Was Not Worthy

Tonight. It is tonight! This is the day I meet the Man and Woman who started the school in Uganda, beneath a tree. My heart is already tender. I already know I will cry. I will meet, and hug, and touch people who have used their American "plenty" to benefit others far, far away.  The …

Emptying Our Own Baggage

The first time I saw this picture, a while ago, I thought of a committed boyfriend/girlfriend  who "loved you enough", and "Oh, how sweet...", But not so anymore. Now I think two things. One. Sometimes you do need help unpacking, because the item you think is normal and belongs in that psyche of yours, is …

~ When you are in the Wilderness ~

 We can find beauty in the most barren of surroundings. Today during a blessed conversation with a person whom I consider to be a true friend, I remembered Jacob from the Bible, and how the Lord visited him in the wilderness even though he had just deceived his father and "stolen" his brother's birthright. He bargained for …