THE LANGUAGE OF LAMENT There was hardly a dry eye in the room. One by one men and women got up to read aloud a lament they had written. There were tears as we lamented for girls who are enslaved, for parents and grandparents […]
How good are you at taking a break? If you’re anything like me you often have so many things to do that you forget break time. Sometimes we push until we become tired, grouchy and prickly, generally no fun to be around. I don’t even […]
Welcome back to Literacy Musing Mondays! A few years ago I was in a writing group where we were asked to write a poem based on the prompt soul filling beauty. Here’s what I wrote with a few minor changes: We had a wonderful time […]
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2 ESV) Where does my help come from? I love this psalm that tells us our help is from […]
Create is such a fun word. There are so many ways to create using all kinds of materials. Whatever you choose you can create with joy.
Build is the #FiveMinuteFriday word today. As you know we usually write for five minutes without stopping to edit. I’ll have to admit I took about half an hour to write this, but it came from my heart, pretty much unedited. Stone By Stone […]
Writing is a way to communicate with others. Why do I write? It gives me a way to express what is on my heart and to share with more people.
(The following questions about freedom were asked during a conference call with an online group I was in a couple of years ago. This post is a revised version of the original.) WHAT DOES FREEDOM MEAN TO YOU? What does it look like, sound […]
Rest is one of my favorite words. Just thinking about rest for the weary brings a calm feeling. We all need to remember to take breaks.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God […]