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?
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.”
Building Bridges by Lorenzo Quinn; Rendered by Halcyon Art International “From a wise mind comes wise speech;the words of the wise are persuasive.” -Proverbs 16:23 “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” -Proverbs 16:24 “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it … Continue reading Building Bridges
Tis the season, friends. And no doubt it’s...different. I found myself close to ‘Bah Humbug’ until I was struck by the words of an old familiar carol: 🎶God rest ye merry gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember Christ our Savior Was born on Christmas Day To save us all from Satan's pow'r When we were … Continue reading Tidings of Comfort and Joy