Understanding what was The gift of hindsight The wisdom of experience At peace with what is Reconciling expectations Forgiving what can’t be known Hopeful for what will be Buoyed by promise Walking by faith Envisioning endless possibilities A New Thing. -LAS “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do … Continue reading A New Thing
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
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
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