Sharing and Bearing

Sharing and Bearing

Sharing burdens isn't always easy. There are certain people in my life that I'm willing to share things with in detail, while others I may give a short variation of the same story. Some may even find me very closed off. My walls go up immediately. Trust has a lot to do with how much [...]

Parentage: Part 4

Parentage: Part 4

In my last "Parentage" installment my cowboy great-grandpa met three wayward men on his migration from England to Canada. (The wayward part is my embellishment.) We also found out that these three brothers would become his brother's-in-law! Yeehaw! Here's where I started getting confused by the way this story was written. One moment I was [...]

Troubles

Troubles

I've been troubled by troubles. Not simply my own. Seeing people that I care for struggle has been difficult for me as well. There's a lot of it out there, and for someone who is very empathic (points to self) life has been draining.  I messaged my friend Ronda about how I was feeling and [...]

I Haven't Forgotten

I Haven't Forgotten

To all my friends who’ve come and gone And those who’ve gone to be with God  I’m glad I knew you I'm thankful we met  Your love and kindness, I’ll never forget. I miss your hellos And your words of encouragement The things that made you uniquely you  And all the thoughtful things you said [...]

Guard Your Heart

Guard Your Heart

Don't keep looking at the darkest skies They'll only swallow you up in lies  Don't forget there's a silver lining  Behind those greys is something worth finding. Don't keep buying what you cannot feel You may not see it That doesn't make it real Don’t forget that the sun still shines  We're not alone  But [...]

Pure Joy

Pure Joy

I really like the sound of pure joy. How about you? Pure joy sounds amazing actually. While looking through my drafts, the following verse spoke to me. However, I wasn’t feeling that pure joy. Infact, I was feeling quite dry, which is ironic considering all of my water metaphors lately.  Yes, dry, burnt out, and [...]

Signs

Signs

Look at the colours! Fallen leaves can be so lovely. Every season has it's signs that change is coming. The Lesson of the Fig Tree “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near." Matthew 24:32 Jesus: A Sign that [...]

Wisdom’s Wake Up Call

Wisdom’s Wake Up Call

People are talking. They say that Ignorance is bliss. But Wisdom sees things differently... Wisdom calls out “Wake up!” “You’re sleeping your life away!” Ignorance doesn't respect Wisdom. She taunts and jeers, “I have what I want.” But she doesn't understand that she stumbles around in the dark. She laughs and mocks Wisdom But Wisdom [...]