Hope

If we don’t protect it, hope can feel like a balloon, filled to maximum capacity for a moment then let go to float into the air, sputtering, and flying unhindered. Hope is so much more precious than this. I wish it were easy to tie the knot and seal it in all cozy and safe … Continue reading Hope

Hidden

Maybe there’s something poetic about hiding in plain sight. Or maybe it’s weakness. Or maybe it’s strength to stay composed while the world crumbles and stirs around you. Maybe it’s survival. Maybe it’s faith. Maybe I’m not hiding at all! maybe I’m standing. “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.” Job 13:15

What now?

There are many inconceivable stories around us every day that we haven't heard. We have no idea what the person next to us has lived. We can't conceive the stories that aren't ours...that aren't open to the vast space of the known. We hold glimpses not substance. We hold illusions and self-constructed paradigms, based on … Continue reading What now?

Strength

One thing I've learned about myself over the years is that fear grows in dark places deep within when I'm not paying attention.  I particularly find this in the context of relationships. The husband and I have a rough day and I turn suddenly I'm on the bridge of the Enterprise yelling "Shields up! Prepare for battle! … Continue reading Strength

Fortress

 II Samuel 22:2 "“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer" There are days when my strength deceives me I can manufacture the ability to stand my ground I can rely on myself or those around me wrapped in skin I grow tired There are days the wind blows hard I fight against it I … Continue reading Fortress