Spring Shoots

Stephen of Fractured Faith asked recently if I had written a new poem. Inspiration finally struck last night. Hope you all enjoy, and please feel free to leave your comments and critiques, or share what inspires you, in the comments below. Spring Shoots Shoots do not shoot. After frigid winter, they stretch up slowly, Touching cool… Continue reading Spring Shoots

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Dormancy & Dependency

For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a… Continue reading Dormancy & Dependency

Memorize & Meditate: I Peter 2:21-24

A busy week of final exams and an equally busy weekend involving a robotics competition are behind us! Our home-schooling year is nearly complete, with only a few days of standardized testing this week. During these busy times, it can be easy for me to lose focus on what matters most and function in the… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: I Peter 2:21-24

Memorize & Meditate: Jeremiah 31:3-5

Spring made a hesitant entrance this week in the form of a lovely few days with temperatures in the low 70's. But winter will not loose its grip completely, and the forecast promises more nights below freezing this week. We needed a joyful, encouraging passage to meditate upon, and we hope you will find it… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Jeremiah 31:3-5

Memorize & Meditate: Matthew 5:14-16

On this beautiful Monday morning, my family and I are praising God for the warm weather that's predicted to come by week's end! We wish the same for you all. The return to long, sunlit days prompted my selection of this Scripture passage about light. Ye are the light of the world. A city that… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Matthew 5:14-16

Old Soul Quotes: Wound

On this Resurrection morning, I'm introducing a new Sunday series, in which I'll select a word or phrase appropriate to the season and post some quotations about it from the Bible and my favorite "old souls." Hope you enjoy. A blessed Easter to you all! And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Wound

Rain, Rain…Come Again (and Again) Another Day!

Here in the Land of Lincoln, it's been raining for days—the steady, soaking, pattering rain that falls in early spring just prior to everything bursting into bright green leaves and brilliant blooms. I used to begrudge the time that this season between seasons took away from spring, but now, I thank God for it. Once… Continue reading Rain, Rain…Come Again (and Again) Another Day!

Spring Cleaning, Soul Searching

Wax antique trunk. Sweep cobwebs off ceiling. Wash and bleach all white quilts. Those are just a few of the items on my spring cleaning list. Yes, I am writing about spring cleaning, and even I can't get excited about it! I wish I could, but I consider vacuuming the crumbs out of my kitchen… Continue reading Spring Cleaning, Soul Searching