Between the Lines

Between the Lines of what I say I hope you sense Jesus Between the words and writings may He be the One who frees us Between the stories, poems, and songs Between the hopes and dreams and wrongs Between the blog posts, short and long I pray that you see Jesus Between the words that may or may not be filled with certain terms or religiosity The language of overt Christianity May you sense and see Jesus Between the heart,Read more

White as Snow

A Blanket of Grace Thankful for the covering White as Snow “Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginnings

Just some thoughts on beginnings… Winter white branches of the birch appear barren, naked, stripped during the dormant period of winter But a closer look brings hope, for left on the bare branches are seeds and all the potential that lies within. So it is often with beginnings They are preceded by difficult endings where we may feel bare, stripped, naked. But somehow,even in the dormant period of loss, there is unseen potential Unseen, untapped, just waiting for the rightRead more

Determined…

December Prayer I’m determined to remember I’m determined to forget On this last day in December I choose to move beyond regret For it is often in the choosing Of what to hold and to let go for what we focus on will hold us And what we feed in life will grow I’ll forget what lies behind me Those things I cannot change But hold dear the lessons learned and Find the beauty that remains I’ll ‘forget’ the thingsRead more

Daily Prompt Challenge – Textures

Carpet soft as cotton, Benches sturdy and still Amazing the provisions in the quiet and the still Of the forest, of the places where many never go in this solitude this quiet There is wonder to behold The solitude of silence Beckons those who hear The beauty of the forest Is for more than eyes and ears so sit awhile to listen on a bench still yet a tree feel the gentle earth beneath you and above a canopy ARead more

A Bridge Between The Two

Originally posted on soletusknow:
An Ending … a Beginning a Bridge Between The Two The distance oft-determined by the Allowance to Renew Grief…a purging The walls come tumbling down Hope…a Surging of God’s Grace so deep, profound Hope…Renewal You’ll rise, you’ll walk again Until then rest knowing that He’ll carry you, my friend He’ll carry you, my friend. (Photo Credit: Rachel Q. Keeley)

Daily Prompt ~ “Eye of the Beholder”

Sometimes we find beauty in unexpected places. Love that. Eye of the Beholder Bathed in morning light this place often bathed in tears Light breathes hope into life’s darkest hours Beauty lives in the eye of the beholder In the light of the truth they embrace For what is seen is so very often the intangible, the unseen, the beauty that breathes from within to see that which is ‘without’ the beauty that inspires and sees and allows one toRead more

The Beauty and the Ache ~ thoughts on grief

kissing (Good bye) missing letting go of her Daddy’s hand stumbling crumbling this isn’t what she planned falling Calling Others come to share the load grieving Believing There’s more to life than what she knows aching …It’s excruciating For the beauty of what was lost Smiling Realizing The gain outweighs the loss Wondering Pondering but the mind gives way to heart feeling reeling sometimes light gives way to dark Hoping Coping Breathing through each day Praying Staying On her kneesRead more

Say The Words

There are words that go unspoken And songs that go unsung Broken ‘things’ that remain broken When a task remains undone There are needs so simply mended By a simple task or word Deeds so well intended Prayers yet to be heard There are letters I have written That have for years remained unsent The person never got the chance To hear the encouragement So today I’ll send these letters I’ll send them on their way And I’ll say theRead more