The Apology

Discover Challenge: The Apology I apologized for not fitting into the mold that society laid out for me. The “Land of the Free” but only if my thoughts and vision fall into alignment; if not you place limits on my creativity, chains to maintain the course of my liberty.  I apologized when my opinions offended your…

Identity Crisis

I’m troubled today. I’m troubled because I am constantly confronted by the identity crisis that plagues the church. It wraps around the neck and mind of the Believer and chokes out their purpose. Who are you? Who is God? Who is He to you? If, when you ponder these questions, your responses center around your…

Back to You

I’m not waiting for validation that may never come From a stranger I may never meet. My circumstances my lead me down a certain path But they certainly don’t define my identity. I’m not waiting to be noticed By a crowd whose praise swiftly turns to ridicule. Everything I am, everything I could be, You…

A Mother

I am a mother. My efforts, unquantifiable. My love, unconditional. My duties, innumerable. I clocked in at birth and have yet to clock out. I am a mother. My uniform, stained with banana. My hair, slicked back with almond milk. My nails, painted peanut butter. I’m not awaiting a bi-weekly check, for I’m paid in…

The Light of Midnight

In my darkest hour I looked about for God I found tears In my darkest hour I looked about for God I found fear In my darkest hour I looked within for God Within He was  In my darkest hour He dwelled in the place I hadn’t sought In my darkest hour I think God’s…

Vantage Point

From whose vantage point do you view yourself and your life? I was skimming my followed sites, and I stopped at a post at Beauty Beyond Bones, a fabulous blog about a young woman’s journey of deliverance from anorexia. She wrote about the same thing I had been reflecting on in deepening the wound. We focus too…

Rays of the Son

I had but given up Until my pain parted ways like storm clouds surrendering to the Son I had but given up Until the rays of Truth bathed me in the warmth of Your love   For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing…

Deepening the Wound

Have you ever thought you were healed only for something to be said or done that brings an emotion, one you can’t even quite name, rushing back to you as if the levees of your feelings opened only to meet with your capacity to feel? I have talked to God openly an honestly about my…

Get up and Go

Get up and go to the place which God will reveal. You can’t stay where you are for much longer. You’re stagnated by fear. The fear of change but that with which you are familiar will send you, along with your gifts and purpose, to a premature grave. Get up and go for in your…

Writer’s Block

   I once had writer’s block. I feared what my pen might reveal. Not what others would uncover, but that which I had hidden that would reveal itself to me. To write would require an honesty with myself and God. The truth that somewhere deep within me I was still hurting from the false accusations…

Futile Thievery 

What you tried to steal  God put it in motion when he formed me  in my mother’s womb. This thing you’ve attempted to take Is guarded by God’s army in eternity. When you fight me you fight Him And you’re starting a war that’s already been won on Calvary. Good luck with your futile war…

Into the Dark

I have experienced darkness within my life and I am not referring to an event which makes you sad or unhappy for a period of time. I speak of a series of events that lead you down a path of darkness. A darkness in which you make your dwelling place. It envelopes you, alters your…