All my cravingsare hollow echoesof my need for You Lord God,my Savior,my Life.
Here's a poem that came to me recently.
You're worth more than the sum _______of your parts. Your value's established _______and firm. You're not _______a grade _______a job _______a diagnosis _______a gender _______a name _______a choice _______a failure _______a success-- You. are. you. There are no other yous in this _______whole wide world, nor have there ever been. You are invaluable _______precious _______dear. … Continue reading For the Perfectionists
If you follow me on Twitter, you saw that I participated in Dressember again this year. Dressember is a movement of women (and now men) who commit to a fashion challenge during December to raise awareness of and funds to end human trafficking. Most commit to wearing a dress or formal attire every day of … Continue reading Until All Are Free: An MLKJ-Day Sonnet
As a little girl, I spent much of my time digging in the backyard and dreaming up stories. I'm discovering that this activity still brings me remarkable inspiration. This poem I share with you came to me while digging weeds out of the back lawn. At the top of the list of things I hate … Continue reading Let the Boys Do That
I was blessed by a full day at the beach yesterday. Here are some pictures from my day and a couple descriptions I had fun writing 🙂 Slideshow Description 1 They chased the foam dripping back into the sea, then fled before each new wave with joyous peals. It was a race, them and … Continue reading Beach Day
Inspiration can come when you least expect it. Today, I bring you a poem inspired by Ashley Hansen's Twitter post: It's a pretty fun idea, right? I couldn't get it out of my head, and to keep my sanity, those kinds of persistent story ideas usually come out in poems. (That way I can use … Continue reading Moon Keeper
In the absence of a Child of the Kaites chapter this week, I'd like to share with you a Spoken Word that I've used with my students this week. Hopefully it can inspire you 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PWrlOgrzHQ
If you've been around a year or more, you probably know that Palm Sunday is one of my favorite holidays. I've written this post in previous years, and this one, too. I couldn't pass up another opportunity to share my love of this day with you all, even though this post comes a day late, so I … Continue reading Victory Came Through Defeat: Palm Sunday Sonnet
Happy Valentine's Day! I'm very thankful for all of you who read this blog, especially you, Tetiana Aleksina and ashleydhansen 🙂 As a token of my love for all of you, here's a love-related poem I wrote a while back. I hope it gives you a chuckle! The oddest gift of love today Must be that of a bouquet. … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!