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First Thirst

First Thirst

Lord, the world is so full of beautiful things The sights and sounds of all that life brings How quickly we adore created things Before the one who brought all into being. Lord help us to remember what must come first Bind our hearts to Yours and teach us to thirst For the things that [...]

The Depressed Christian

The Depressed Christian

The Depressed Christian sounds like such an oxymoron to my ears. Scripture teaches us to be joyful in hope and rejoice in our suffering. For those struggling with depression both of these can seem amazingly difficult at times.  However, it's really liberating to share this thought.  Depression forces me to become someone I'm not and [...]

The River

The River

She trusted and lived by faith Setting out one blue-sky day  Mesmerized by tide pools  Such wonders she saw and gleefully proclaimed. Like a river to the ocean  She was gently drawn down lovely streams  Following the current  Of all she loved and passionately believed. Some days were grey  Her strength grew weak  But still [...]

F(l)ight Songs #6

F(l)ight Songs #6

Last Winter I really started struggling with music, particularly finding what spoke to me where I was. I felt terrible that songs that once lifted me up only made me feel worse.  I'm still sifting through music looking for those songs that hit the right note. Perhaps you can relate. It's easy to listen to [...]

Flat Lining

Flat Lining

Behind the Poem: I've probably struggled a bit with depression since I was a teen. I'm convinced that I'm one of those people who is sensitive to fluctuating hormones. I'm also prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder, I have Hashimoto's Disease and I'm in Perimenopause. Add a pandemic and isolation into the mix and it's a [...]

The Victory!

The Victory!

Today I had a fight with technology. It's a fight I know well. We have a love hate relationship. Printers are so great when they print. When they are uncooperative, however, the hair pulling is inevitable.  I was going to get my bloodwork done today. To be fair, I should have printed my lab requisition [...]

Woes and Hope

Woes and Hope

Winter Woes The dark and dreary days of Winter Oft they leave me cold and blue Waking bereft of warmth and gladness  Longing for a different view. Where hath gone my joy and wonder? Where are all my skies of blue? Lord, have mercy  The way is murky My soul is weary My song's out [...]