Tag Archives: death

Hold Your American Citizenship Loosely

Tomorrow morning will be Joyful and bright This life is beautiful Heart, just be wise. You are completely exhausted. Your beating is fainter, more muffled… You know, I read somewhere That souls are immortal -Anna Akhmatova Anna Akhmatova wrote the above poem as she watched her homeland destroyed by Communism. She watched as a corrupt […]

The Lion We Cannot Tame

There’s a new book out that you shouldn’t read. Normally I wouldn’t waste my time advising not to read a book, but this particular author has had significant influence. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world back in 2011. Rob Bell has become infamous within many Christian circles, yet his books have […]

Autumn and Death

Fall is here, in all its spectacular color and chill. And despite the pumpkin overkill, the onslaught of Ugg boots, and the flood of leaves carefully filtered on Instagram, I really do love Fall. Not just for the beautiful kaleidoscope of colors changing, or the respite of cold after a long and hot summer, or the […]

Take Courage, Dear Heart

Don’t be afraid Don’t be afraid Don’t be afraid I threw planets into orbit I filled air and sea And I fashioned you Don’t be afraid Don’t be afraid Don’t be afraid I led you out of slavery I fed you in the desert And I brought holiness to you Don’t be afraid Don’t be […]

Don’t Grow Weary

My last post caused a lot of ruffled feathers. I wasn’t prepared for such criticism. I’ve always taken things very personally, my brothers would call me “oversensitive” in fact, and when I was blasted with comments that actually attacked me as a person it spun me a little. Then my littlest ended up in urgent care […]