Burden – Poetic Lament

Burden – Poetic Lament

Burdenfear nibbles at the edges of her soul, like a rataboard a sinking ship that leaks, lists and tipsbecause she has woken to face yet another pain filled day, unrefreshed in every wayher spirits are plummeting fast and her heartcontracts as she thinks about the...
Worry and Concern – An Allegory

Worry and Concern – An Allegory

When I joined the Feedback Team for Finding Purpose, Book 2 in Chronic Joy’s THRIVE Study Series, I was so intrigued by the activities included with the study questions. One of the options was an invitation to write an allegory based on the differences between worry...
Trauma’s Not a Sin

Trauma’s Not a Sin

Recently I ran across the following sentences in a status update and, in short, wanted to run over my tablet with the lawnmower: “Sin isn’t very chic to talk about these days. Words like: brokenness, psychological issues, maladjustment, and trauma are way more...
How Long O' Lord?

How Long O' Lord?

O Lord, how long will You forget me? Forever? How long will You look the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will the enemy have the upper hand? Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Restore the sparkle...
I Will Not Be Shaken

I Will Not Be Shaken

Every couple of years I put together a family Christmas letter to send out. While it’s meant to keep us connected to our long-distance families and friends, it’s also a family history, if you will. I always look forward to sitting down and reflecting very...

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