4 am The pause Pitch black Eerie silent Darkest hour And no one moves Or feels Or hears Or sees It is a hidden hour A time to turn away Too bleak Too black Without soul Utterly exposing Is it strange? So very peculiar? How much I love you, 4 am? Your silence Crisp,...read more
I'm a crumbly little thing A recipe missing a key ingredient Stumbling Fumbling Clumsy and foolish But I know Later in the silence In the midnight hour Reviewing Filtering Like a photo Editing Like an essay Cringing at that "one thing" That one moment That one...read more
I'm in a pause in life that can best be described as The Great Disappointment. As an avid movie watcher it makes me think of a struggling character, crossing a vast desert, cresting the final hill, hearing the sound of water (and ahhh...they can almost taste it on...read more
For the longest time, as someone raised inside a faith based system, there were all these words labeled as "dirty." It wasn't said outright, but definitely implied, and met with a proverbial slap of the hand. If you were spiritual enough you understood the code and...read more
There are many things we identify with during life: our career, partner, children, or a personal passion. Many of these things can shift from something we identify with into our identity.read more
Written for those struggling with chronic pain; a daily prayer/ meditation of encouragement:
I accept my body as is today.
It is not the pain, not the suffering that I embrace, but the journey I am on to health. I do not judge myself, my body, or my pain. I do not resent, regret, or hold unforgiveness toward my body. Instead I breathe love and acceptance into my wounded parts.
My husband and I used to be a part of a religious establishment until we came to the realization that there are many paths to God. We began raising our children to have a tolerant attitude and I started something called Family Time. The result has been successful as...read more
Written for those struggling with fear or anxiety; a daily prayer/ meditation of encouragement: I accept the place I am in today. I take a deep breath and accept myself. I show love and kindness to myself. I look kindly on the struggles I am going through. I have...read more
My husband lost his job and I'm standing in the grocery line, three months later, my heart racing. I have $150 in my purse and I'm holding my breath for it to be enough. The worst part is: this has become my weekly nightmare. I get in the car afterward and discover...read more
This is a meditation/ prayer I say daily when I am wrestling with other people or forces in my life that have a religious agenda. I don't want to engage in a futile battle or allow negativity to become a driving force in my relationships. It is like the saying...read more