If you’re scratching your head thinking “Wait. What happened? Barnabas Blessings? I thought this was The Published Journey. Is this right? Am I in the right place?” Yes! Same blog, different name. Let me explain… Who is Barnabas? Acts 4:36 introduces Joseph, nicknamed by the apostles, Barnabas, meaning Son of Encouragement. He was known for … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Let gratitude be the attitude of the day. “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.”Psalm 9:1 ESV
She thought of suicide today No dark obsession No detailed plan Just a fleeting moment With the weight of the world on her shoulders Her mind teetering on the edge “What if?” She thought of suicide today And felt ashamed Comparing her plight A life seemingly uncomplicated Despising her weakness She thought of suicide today … Continue reading She Thought of Suicide
The dance is familiar Though she can’t place the song The gentle back and forth The explosion of vision A steady flow It is inspiration The Creator breathing into the created To reflect His glory and make Himself known -LAS
“I grew up with quilts like these.” I remembered the quilts folded in closets, spread across beds and laid on floors as pallets. I remembered sleeping soundly tucked under their heavy warmth. To my young eyes they were just fabric scraps stitched together, a colorful hodgepodge, a mosaic of everyday life. So as I stood … Continue reading Ordinary’s Impact
Perfection makes impossible demands Leaving you parched Thirsting for drops of validation Begging to be understood To be seen To be heard But, dear one, do you know how lovingly you were formed? Every hair numbered Your life purposed Your very existence a reflection of God's glory You are the apple of His eye In … Continue reading Do You Know?
Step by step, day by day Imperfect progress is still progress
It’s that time of the year again to celebrate all things poetic. I’ve been celebrating all month with the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day. And as I’ve begun to diligently work on my own book of poetry, I can’t let the month end without paying homage to a poet who has inspired me. I’ve been … Continue reading Poetry Love
Keep reaching for the Light, something beautiful is ready to bloom. “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”- John 8:12
Letting my creative juices flow on this Twenty Words Tuesday: “Don’t let me fall!” The ledge began to crumble in my grasp. Then I heard Him whisper, “Just let go.”