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...