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Simeon

There was a man from long ago, Who dreamed a dream gone by – Watching, waiting, for the One – He’d see before He died.   Simeon, they called him, Righteous, devout and old – Weathered by his waiting, Of…

Rising Strong

Rising strong,  He holds me still – Like the sand, The Ocean fills. I’ve swum to shore, I’ve drifted to sea – And all the while, He has asked me to Be. Still in His Love, Still in His Strength…

Fear

The shadows of my fear, Creep under the door – I’ve felt them for so long, Like cracks across the floor. Phantoms of the night, Companions of the day, Sometimes I push back, Sometimes I give way. It dances round…

Not in Vain

My title is not single, My status is Redeemed. Once bound to expectation, I walk forward, Free. Free to journey forward, With open hands, I go. Wherever He will call me, The road, He’s already known. Life so vastly different,…

Jacob

I saw him walking, Down the road, light shone ’round him, Like an Angel’s glow. The dawn had broken, Night was gone – And Jacob, my Brother, Was limping along. This man, had taken, A blessing, you see, Blind to…

Hello again, Africa

This is my story. A bit re-told. Perhaps, redundant. But mostly, re-ignited. It’s been so long so I’ve written on my blog. My inbox shows thousands of deleted and sent e-mails after four years of work and development of relationships…

Let Down Your Anchor

Let down your anchor, Wayfaring soul, Rest your Trust, and be Still; For with the Winds, We give way, To currents of our own will. On great waters, Or close to shore, Our souls grow weathered like a sail; We…

A Feather of Courage for the New Year

In November, my sister, Nora, gave me this gold feather Etsy necklace for my 28th birthday.  She said it was my Courage for 2014. My Courage… The Quakers have historically used white feathers as symbols of Peace.  In Downtown Abbey,…

Fall’s Fresh Flavors

Fall is here…and with it, fresh flavors and spices to refresh your palate. This season, I’m supporting local vendors affiliated with Washington’s Green Grocer by receiving a bi-monthly box of seasonal fruits and veggies to my door, which has challenged me…

A Summer Swept By…

 Kisses Goodbye, to a Summer Swept By… For whatever reason, this past summer was one of the fastest of my life.  Remember the days when Street Lamps turning on at dusk were the only thing we watched as a measure…