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Cats Grumble Too

Cats Grumble Too

"Come on…" "Move along." "That isn't your dish." "Mrrrrrr," she replied  Who knew that cat's could give such lip!  Tina S.W. June 9, 2020 Paul's Encouragement to the Church at Philippi  "Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a [...]

The Pines

The Pines

Do the Pines pine for days gone by When their leaves turn brown from the bite of plight? Do they look back longingly at stolen days When life becomes a desolate haze? Or do they hang on tight As they look ahead To better ways and days instead? You can't go back But you can [...]

Perfectly Seasoned

Perfectly Seasoned

Prin was always stewing over everything. Her little sister, Glo, constantly chided her to simmer down.  Little sis, however, was rather difficult to please. To be fair, both sisters were two peas in a pod. Prin was just as difficult. She was also very sensitive, which meant that she felt everything.  Nevertheless, one bright and [...]

Prioritize

Prioritize

I wondered if I should title this one "Organize." My thoughts are so all over the place. It feels as if my heart is all over the place too.  I'm scrambling this morning for what kind of photo to use for this post! Ever been there? Oh, I already have a photo. Never mind! However, [...]

Rhyfeddod Wraig

Rhyfeddod Wraig

I'm already laughing about the title of this post. The above photo is one of the few items I have as a keepsake that belonged to my great-grandma. It's called The Welsh Tea Party. From what I've read about this object the Welsh didn't dress this way. This is just a fancy costume. However, this [...]

For The Best

For The Best

Nothing went as planned last Saturday. I don't know if it was because I was overtired--not having had enough sleep--but one failed attempt at making the best of this day, after another, sent me back to bed in tears. It feels so stupid. I felt ridiculous.  First I couldn’t connect with Jesus. Then I couldn't [...]

Fiction and Reality

Fiction and Reality

Fiction and reality collide. Faceless and so busted up inside. -Fireflight/You Decide When I wrote the poem "Honesty" I was looking ahead with less than hopeful thoughts, I was also looking back with mixed feelings. Things definitely didn't go as we'd imagined. Early into our married life hurdles and dashed dreams found us. Andrew’s health problems [...]

Honesty and Waves

Honesty and Waves

I thought I deleted this first poem. Why? I believed it wasn't good enough. More so because it's so honest. Too honest. Then I was praying one morning, and I used the words "sinking like a stone." Immediately this poem came to my mind. I regretted deleting it, but then I remembered it was probably [...]

Heart Songs

Heart Songs

If I could write a symphony While I'm down here on my knees And If the melody could melt a room like wax It still wouldn't be enough To express all that You have done. If I could sing like angel choirs And light the stage with flames of fire And if my voice could [...]

Patience

Patience

It was time to get ice cream and fries again. As we pulled out onto the road I noticed the blue sky and wonderful white clouds. Off in the distance a perfect row of clouds caught my eye. I pointed them out to Andrew. Then as I looked out my passenger side window I said, [...]