(free verse) No one wants me to bare my soul There’s too many sins, and I’ve hurt too many people My mind is free I don’t feel bad (except I do) Besides, they hurt me too and they’ve never said, “Sorry.” So, why should I pull out old wounds that I have locked away just... Continue Reading →
Love: Our need for validation
Developmental psychologist, Erik Erikson, is quoted as saying, “Life doesn't make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.” It’s often the small things; a touch, a listening ear, a smile, a small act of caring, that have the ability to turn a life... Continue Reading →
Tears flow down They fall like the rain There's no end to my sorrow and pain Too many nights I'm crying for You There's just nothing left for me to do I'm reaching out I just need a touch from You Hope breaks through the cracks in the wall I've built around my bleeding heart Starting to see... Continue Reading →
Our Responsibility to Life
I’ve briefly shared about our journey with foster care and adoption in Two Prayers Answered, but our complete story has never been told. Someday. Maybe. Today I'll be sharing some information...some food for thought...and also challenging you – are you ready? Here's a short history lesson about National Adoption Month: In 1976 Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis announced... Continue Reading →
Celebrating the Small Things
"Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things."- Frank A. Clark My husband and I started dating 16 years ago today! Some couples don't celebrate this day, but we have it down to the time. Our first date immediately followed the Olivet Nazarene University Homecoming football... Continue Reading →
I’m Overwhelmed! Now What?
Have you ever been so completely overwhelmed by a situation it's as if you're drowning in a sea of regret. Have you ever been to the point where you're asking yourself "what if?", or dreaming about "if only I had done things like differently". Or perhaps you've been so completely overwhelmed by a situation that... Continue Reading →
What Does True Love Feel Like?
True love is selfless, self-sacrificing. True love follows the model of Christ.... forgiveness, mercy, and it's not about me.... it's about Jesus first, then others and then me.
How Do We Make a Positive Change in the World Around Us?
How Do We Make a Positive Change in the World Around Us?.