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 [...]

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 [...]

You’re A What?

You’re A What?

Continued from The Path... The beginning of this story starts HERE. Andrew was a lot like mushrooms after a bad rain. He just kept popping up. I never complained about this either. Since he worked at the other end of the mall, he’d drop by on his lunch breaks. So for the next month I [...]

Planting

Planting

Since Andrew and I will be celebrating 25 years married this month, this seems the perfect time to share some of our "How Andrew Met Tina" story, as well as, the events that lead up to my journey of faith. However, first there's a bit of a planting backstory.  Before I met Andrew I was [...]

It Is Finished

It Is Finished

It's a battle It's a war But you can't see the arrows And you can't see the swords It cuts to the bone and marrow It divides a house and home It rips apart a family It leaves you feeling alone But we don't fight against flesh and blood But against the rulers and authorities [...]

Compassionate

Compassionate

It's easier to forget my own troubles I trust You, Lord  I know You're there. But what about their struggles?  Their anxieties? I know You're good I know You care It's easiest to believe that I'll be okay I know You, Lord In You there's peace  But what about their fears? Their worries?  How will [...]

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 [...]

Love and Patience

Love and Patience

Being creative and chipper through the Winter months is going to be more difficult than I realized. Difficult? Yes. Impossible? No. Why am I so determined to keep an even keel? Does anyone else maintain one? Nope. So what's my motivation? I know what it is. It's what it always is: love.  The problem, however, [...]