Holding You in the Light

Holding You in the Light

There’s a phrase that the Quakers use when they want to tell someone that they’re praying for them continually–“I will hold you in the light.” … Grace Anne, @totallygraced, Instagram post (underlining added) I read these words...
Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told

Lie number one you’re supposed to have it all together And when they ask how you’re doing Just smile and tell them, “Never better” Lie number 2 everybody’s life is perfect except yours So keep your messes and your wounds And your secrets...
I’m Fine

I’m Fine

Go to church ev’ry Sunday, People always ask “How you doing?” I always reply, “I’m doing just fine.” But lately I’ve felt like a hypocrite Hiding behind those words–‘Cause really it seems like I’m falling...
Scarlet Letters and Confessions

Scarlet Letters and Confessions

During this previous school semester, I read The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The gist of this old story is that Hester Prynne had a child out of wedlock and was sentenced to wear a scarlet letter A for the rest of her life. She refused to reveal the father,...
Reflections and Resolutions

Reflections and Resolutions

I’ve talked about the hardships I had in 2021. The sorrow, the pain, the need to surrender, the praying, the waiting, etc. . . . It was a hard year, I won’t deny that. But it was also a good year. Every day, I tried to write down at least one thing that...
Sewer-Rat Hope

Sewer-Rat Hope

Hope is not the thing with feathers That comes home to roost When you need it most. Hope is an ugly thing With teeth and claws and Patchy fur that’s seen some [stuff]. It’s what thrives in the discards And survives in the ugliest parts of our world, Able...
On Earth Peace

On Earth Peace

Two years ago {wow, can’t believe it’s been that long!}, I wrote about Jesus being the Prince of Peace. I mentioned that the Hebrew word used there for peace is shalom. It means safe, well, happy, prosperity, and comes from another word meaning to be safe,...
Preparing for Christ-mas

Preparing for Christ-mas

We prepare for Christmas. We clean, shop, make food, dress in Christmas-y colors and outfits and ugly sweaters, make wishlists, shop, sing, listen to Christmas music, decorate with trees and lights and bows and snow and wreaths and candy canes and Santa Claus and...
Until Shiloh Come

Until Shiloh Come

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Genesis 49:10 (KJV) “But Shiloh hasn’t come!” Israelite people cried in A.D. 6. During the reign of...
Thanksgiving All November: List #2

Thanksgiving All November: List #2

{Click here for the first list and here for the explanation.} Day 1: 1] I’m thankful for matcha tea lattes. 2] I’m thankful and excited that I get to do this Thanksgiving All November list again. Day 2: 1] I’m thankful and super thrilled that The...