Around this time last year, I tried my hand at microfiction with The Writer Magazine’s 100-word contest. I don’t consider myself a fiction writer but, with time and a $10 entry fee to spare, I thought “Why not?!” So color me shocked when I finished as 1 of 50 semi-finalists. Ok. Not bad. Was I … Continue reading “Why Not?!”
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
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?
“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
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
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
Grateful for... “The gift of life and perspective”