All Things New

In many ways, I am starting over. Beginning again. Stretching my wings back into the work force, looking for a new church home, mothering and managing exclusively school-aged children, laying down my ‘calling,’ searching for beauty and significance on a level deeper still.  All Things New: it sounds so fresh and clean and promising… until you get there… … More All Things New

To the Wellspring

Originally posted on Rachel Norris:
I wake thirsty and thankful knowing just where to find You ? I draw down deep dip my ladle into eternal, living waters within ? Spring up, O Well within my soul Faithful Fount make me whole ? I love how You taste – honey-sweet joy rich-roast righteousness green-tea peace…

To the Deep

I long for the deep the swell the surge Of waters sweet and strong To dwell in your heart inner chambers beating true and strong Oh satisfy the cry of my soul I long for the deep Oh, take me there take me there I belong to the deep Oh, find me there find me … More To the Deep

All the clouds

All the clouds layer upon layer between the sun and here stacks and billows of rain and strange winds. Small windows of clear but always in the distance. The rain follows me and I cannot see This is not how August is supposed to be.

The Promise of Pressure

Walking into preschool one particularly stressful morning, my daughter said, “You know trees grow their roots underground, just like diamonds grow down deep underground!” The moment I got back in the car I wrote this poem to remember the truth: in the face of strain, stress and the weight of life, we can have hope! For when they press in, something beautiful is being formed. … More The Promise of Pressure