Sunshine and December Blues

And now it is December. When I was young and bright-eyed, someone told me the time would speed up as I got older. They were right.   Last year, December was a turning point. Everything held together until the 1st of the last month and then it unraveled, again. When the sun hides away for…

Why Write?

Flannery O’Connor writes it well: “I write because I don’t know what I think until read what I write”   The writing process is different for many people. What remains across the board in the literary world is this: writing is hard. Sure, you can write a quick story or come up with a quick…

Medicine of Grace

  “For the Lord is a sun and shield. The Lord will give grace (acceptance) and glory (heavenly bliss); No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly (seek His face)” Psalm 84:11   Words sometimes just don’t want to come out. There is a flurry of emotions and thoughts but the words…

Beds and Birds

  7:23 a.m. In bed I lay, peacefully resting in the comfy covers. The birds are chirping outside so I soak in their songs, letting the tunes charge my heart. Today is a day the Lord has made and I am rejoicing and being glad in it. I am ready to jump out of bed,…