in the in between

In the basement  In the deep end In the cellar of my soul In the basement In the deep end There’s a fear that grips, controls In the darkness there’s a battle I must fight And fight to win But the irony, the beauty, –can it come in the surrender? Surrender? oh surrender… to  relinquish and to see It’s accepting, not rejecting- With great courage, comes great peace In the stopping, in the hearing,  In the ground beneath my feetRead more

Wide Open

Oh Lord, sometimes when I see a need, I want to RUN boldly… Bulldoze… Crash in and help in ways I think will help. And yet, I feel the need to tip toe, be cautious, not assume that I know or understand what’s best. At these times I realize how very human I am. But…I’m thankful that because of your love & forgiveness, I can RUN boldly… Bulldoze… Crash in and ask you to help in ways that only youRead more

Solid Ground

Solid ground under my feet, a carpet laid in green a breeze that reminds me life moves on a sky of beauty seen a moment to not move ahead or think on what’s behind A moment to reflect and then, thank God for moments in time We live one moment at a time…Read more

What hands can’t hold

Some things cannot be taken But they’re the things we cannot hold Oh when our world is shaking, quaking, we’re breaking We will hold to  what we deeply know Light bursting through the shadows Comes as we choose to see  The beauty amidst the ache Like mortar in a mosaic masterpiece Some things we’ll never fathom What ifs of what could be But may we hold to what we know We are loved and loved will always be Oh thatRead more

Off the Beaten Path

After work, and then my second little gig after work, I drove the long way home and stopped by an old field and exhaled a bit. Thankful for little things like Spring flowers, and slowing moving and moo-ing cows, and birds flitting together in pairs. Thankful for blue skies above and firm ground under my sandaled feet. Thankful for another day, and a quiet moment to not have to think a single thought, but just take it all in. GraceRead more

Stubborn Little Hyacinth

Stubborn Little Hyacinth Peeking through the soil Resilient little perennial It’s been a year of toil Yes it may show up in the blooms This year, so scant and slight But beautiful little Hyacinth You made it to the light!! (And that was no small fight!) Stubborn little Hyacinth I feel a bit like you Am hopeful that the resilient beauty I’ll see in me like I see it in you. Beautiful, Lovely Hyacinth What a gift you are toRead more