Ready, set and we’re off! The holiday season is in full swing. Expressions of gratitude, tidings of comfort & joy and shopping deals abound. But for some of us there is only stress and trepidation. The goodness and beauty of the season are eclipsed by neverending to-do lists and unrealistic expectations. So what if we … Continue reading What If
Familiar yet Uncomfortable The space you’ve occupied For so long Has taken a different shape You no longer fit To remain denies The reality of what you know To be true You can not stay The space has shifted And so must you -LAS
Assumptions are not Truth Yet narratives are created Lines are drawn Walls are built On the shaky foundation Of what someone thought Misunderstandings and offense Fueled by the unknown When all one had to do was Just Ask -LAS
Just wanted to start off the week with a little marriage & husband appreciation. I’ve been married for almost 17 years. No, it has not been all sunshine & rainbows. Yes, every step has been and continues to be worth it. I wouldn’t want to be on this journey with anyone else. We dream To … Continue reading One
The Truth & a Lie
Justified lies still lie Selfishly protecting comfort Desperately hoarding acceptance Necessary truths left unsaid Denying their power to set free -LAS “Instead we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of His body, the church.” - Ephesians 4:15 (NLT)
Let’s hold fast to the promise of redemption and restoration, grace and growth, purpose and provision, a hope and a future. God’s transforming power and enduring love are at work. Don’t lose heart.❤️
A New Thing
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
She Thought of Suicide
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
Do You Know?
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?