Hoping and Waiting

Hoping and Waiting

Esperar is a Spanish word meaning to expect. It is also translated as to hope and to wait. To hope and to wait. I’ve talked about hope and surrender and rest. Over a month later, I’m still struggling with all that. I told some friends today,...
Ordinary Miracles

Ordinary Miracles

It’s not that unusual When everything is beautiful It’s just another ordinary miracle today The sky knows when it’s time to snow Don’t need to teach a seed to grow It’s just another ordinary miracle today Life is like a gift they say...
No More Wrong

No More Wrong

I find it too hard to think of a world without you I want to be your shadow, there for all you do There’s evil in this life and I know it scars you But we’ve been given love for us to hold onto I want to bandage wounds and bruises and fix broken bones But...
I Shall Not Want

I Shall Not Want

From the love of my own comfort From the fear of having nothing From a life of worldly passions Deliver me O God From the need to be understood And from a need to be accepted From the fear of being lonely Deliver me O God Deliver me O God And I shall not want, no, I...
Talented?, Part 6

Talented?, Part 6

{For previous parts, see 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.} … [Maya] Angelou’s strongest passion, the thing she would call her reason to be, is her words. She is a public speaker, an orator that has moved presidents and even nations at times. And yet for six years she did not...
Talented?, Part 5

Talented?, Part 5

{For previous parts, see 1, 2, 3, and 4.} In my last post, I closed with the question “So why don’t we?” Notice I said “we.” I’m not preaching at you–well, maybe I am, but I’m also preaching at myself. There are so many...
Talented?, Part 4

Talented?, Part 4

{For previous parts, see 1, 2, and 3.} painting, drawing, dancing, writing, singing, strumming the strings of a guitar.  it’s not just paint on a page, words on a screen, movements on a stage or across the living room floor, it’s creation....
Talented?, Part 3

Talented?, Part 3

{For previous parts, see this and this.} [kids’ chorus] I will sing for the Lord, yes I will sing. He enables me to stand, I’m safe in His mighty hands, I will sing for the Lord, yes I will sing.  We’ve all heard the voices the world loves to hear So rich...
Resting

Resting

She didn’t want to rest. She resisted and cried and wanted to go home. We took her on a long walk, let her run around, cajoled, commanded, bribed, even called Mommy and let them talk for a long time. Finally, after 2-3 hours of resistance, she snuggled in my lap...
Sorrow and Surrender (Hope, Part 2)

Sorrow and Surrender (Hope, Part 2)

“He is. That’s why we hope.” Little did I know when I wrote those words last week that I’d return to them the next day and the next and the next. . . I wrote them Tuesday night. Late Wednesday morning, a fourteen-year-old girl whom I know was...