Stumbling With Blistered Feet

Decades later, Ruth’s daughter Annie lay on the couch, exhausted.  Lately she’d been running a marathon, working so hard on herself to be a better person and truly believing she was relying on her Jesus to heal.  but not understanding the full force of rest in the Lord. Two hours after she lay down herContinue reading “Stumbling With Blistered Feet”

Track and Field

The woman’s voice whispered in the night  as she stood at her grandson’s bedroom door, filling their heads with her words.  Much later she stood outside her granddaughter’s door and just shook her head, “Please Jesus, just let them get some sleep,” she whispered. The girls had been up for hours playing and disrupting theContinue reading “Track and Field”

The Raven Catharsis

Originally posted on Purple Pennies:
This will be a memorable road trip, I thought, as I was driving down the street admiring the bittersweet beauty of the Garry Oak’s shedding their leaves in a? final burst of red, orange and yellow glory.? My sister and I were traveling four hours away to fling my mother’s…

Mom Note

The death of a child is the greatest pain of all.  And what is it like to watch your child die over and over at the poke of a needle?  Hearing the lies and seeing the anger, witnessing the despair and abject poverty are all a part of an all too familiar life.  Watching himContinue reading “Mom Note”

Digital Devils

Worry knocked at the door this morning Not one to get into mourning I choose not to bite Didn’t want another fight  With my conscience. I am clean of dirty shame I am clean of my self-inflicted pain It’s a brand new day Where I choose to play A game with my thoughts. For everyContinue reading Digital Devils