Transformation

Transformation

Even the caterpillar must spread its wings It can't stay a chrysalis  It must be changed. Does it resist? Does it cling to its cocoon? No, It seems to embrace that change is good news. It knows the way forward  Is both beauty and peace Just as the follower who trusts and seeks For when the [...]

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 [...]

Victory

Victory

Waking a bit melancholy isn't abnormal for me, but I've been surprised a few times to wake up and smile at the day. Last Saturday was a bit of a melancholy start, but Jesus gave me something to smile about right away.  Next, I spent quite a bit of time with Him meditating on His [...]

Seek (Search)

Seek (Search)

I don’t normally post on Thursday's but this was heavy on my heart. Seek I know that you're hurting I feel your pain But one day these tears will be wiped away Then everything will change Nothing will be the same Until then we must pray And encourage one another To seek God's face.*  Tina [...]

Senryū (Practice)

Senryū (Practice)

"Senryū (川柳, literally 'river willow') is a Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku in construction: three lines with 17 morae. Senryū tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryū are often cynical or darkly humorous while haiku are more serious." (Source: Wikipedia) Senryū (Practice) Senryu is [...]

My Dad

My Dad

This month my dad celebrated his 75th birthday. Well, I celebrated it. He says that he doesn't celebrate birthdays anymore. Store bought again. I really should learn to bake a cake. I'm sure I can do it. One of these days... My grandma baked cakes. When I was a kid I remember her bringing us [...]

Empathy

Empathy

I believe it's a blessingYet it feels like a curseOh how I hate to see anyone hurtFor I've been there tooI know those sad tunesAnd those dreary melancholy views. But I know there's still joyFor I've also known graceWhen the world turns greyHe doesn't turn awayHe's forever and always the Rock who won't change. So [...]

Never a Waste

Never a Waste

To those who've touched my heart and soulI'm taking you with me wherever I goI'll remember your kindnessAnd your thoughtful adviceI'm thankful you caredYou left a mark on my life To those who've shared their precious timeI'm forever grateful you were part of mineI'll remember your uniqueness And all that you gaveIt was truly a giftNot [...]