Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

[...deeper into the path...] A Pilgrimage takes one on a long journey. Usually to a foreign country. As followers of Christ that country is heaven. However, God also takes us on our own individualized journeys that may lead us to unimaged places here on earth.  "Faith motivated Abraham to obey God’s call and leave the [...]

Surrender

Surrender

My first thought was this: I don't surrender well. This isn’t entirely true. (I'm hard on myself.) I've been struggling, but I struggle just about as much as any other person does. I'm still moving forward. I've accepted Jesus and I appreciate surrender---that is, that Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth, and [...]

The Path

The Path

My mind is tired The path is worn  I've been pushing up this hill forlorn  The weight of another day ahead The road long traveled  Is wearing my tread.  But I still have breath And I'm still alive  The way isn't clear  But I still can rise I can’t see the answers  But I'm still [...]

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 [...]

Waves

Waves

Sometimes faith feels like a battle upon the sea. I can succumb to really negative thinking patterns. These are definitely waves to me. If I don't get into a more positive thinking rhythm I can quickly start to sink like a stone as hope fades. Joy soon follows. Scripture tells us to take our thoughts [...]

Soar

Soar

I wrote this poem for one of my best friends a couple of years back. I went looking for it because I felt that I really needed this reminder myself. The funny thing is that Chris and I have reversed roles. He is much happier and content than he was when we met. Wait a [...]

Contentment

Contentment

Sometimes I'm so surprised by how the Holy Spirit leads. I'll be focused on one thing… looking for something specific, then He'll draw my eyes in a totally different direction. I love it when this happens. I'm also so glad that He does. I would miss so much. In those moments I'm quite inspired and [...]

Luminance

Luminance

I want to be a light But I fear I'm too dim I want to be a guide  But I'm so lost within.  If I were sunshine I could brighten the day  I'd spill into a room and take storm clouds away. But I'm just another soul Who's searching for words  Out on the waves  [...]