Why We… #women #moms #wives

There are moments in our lives (too many to count) the flames scorch our brow a touch leaves a bruise even those close our hearts twist and use But  in stone there’s etched hope with strong fingers we must choose weak days there will be “give up” is not in our vocabulary   It doesn’t […]

Charlotte #wordsoflove #death #poetry

The words in bold I pulled from a gravestone poem written by a grieving husband to his wife who had passed so young.   Charlotte I spoke your name in harmony with the lark now the marble holds memories cold I caressed your hand through the bitterest of fights now I seek your shadow as you slumber at night * silvery […]

Seek and You Will Find #poetry

You cant see my toes squish, wiggle in the sand and where the tuba blows Ill whistle with the band you cant know my thoughts though a smile you might see some things can be taught not my giggle and  glee you wont hear the whispered hush goodness daily do I pray God is where I put […]

The Road #atozchallenge #poetry #children #uganda

Red dirt road to the village river claims it eve’s storm barely make it home no light for feet or tires prayer alone to guide us if I wax poetic I can look over my back road over- run with soldiers entire families gone children walk through blood red stain never removed I can look […]

Abuse #children #atozchallenge

Scars lie deep beneath the heart eyes have seen ears have burned little hands grasping for hope beauty in rosebud lips character comes from the ash heap rise despite  the pain Hope lies deep within the heart     Hello to all of you A to Zers.  I made the last minute decision to do […]

X where the roads meet #atozchallenge #Uganda

Can I paint a picture for you where four roads meet and a story is told? A young man closes his eyes and I hear a six-year-old huff and puff as  his feet dash  from tree to tree. “Please soldiers don’t look up from your noon day sleep.” He and his family run back to […]

Freedom’s Dawn #Easter #Poetry

 look through storm clouds beauty to behold colors of the rainbow mercy to unfold hold not to the dark open up your heart before the Lord seek freedom make a fresh new start * nightingale’s song  lily raises its pure face morning glory * Easter is a time to be reminded of Christ’s sacrifice and […]

2017 A to Z Challenge – A Piece of Uganda

The April  2017 A to Z Challenge begins in a few days on April 1st. All bloggers are welcome to share words, photography, you. We just returned from Uganda so I am inspired to share about this place and these people who were so welcoming and loving (so much so that we are hoping to return […]

Bruised… #poetry #photography

this once content reed, flails wind seeks to rip from mooring torrent twists at peace dusk to dawn, I wrestle hot tears silent fall gash displaces scars sewn shut * But light is on the horizon before ink sets dry warm breeze blanket will heal soft rain cleases wounds faith holds this vessel steadfast hope will make […]

Under the Tree #merrychristmas #poetry

as a child I would dream of ribbons and bows imagine the contents things hidden, unseen now I crinkle the paper of my inner thoughts so much more in the meaning than the things that Ive bought impoverished  the soul for those fearing to live take your pallet and walk only Jesus could give There is […]

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