A Poem: love in the shadows

.love in the shadows. Originally uploaded by M e l o d y Said it before, but I am thankful for my home which is a peaceful haven and for the love I experience there. Love in The Shadows What do you see in the shadows? What are you searching for? I see you wanting;…

50 Years for Better or Worse

My in-laws celebrate fifty years of marriage this year and each family member was asked to write something to them. December, 2010 Dear Bonnie & Terry,  I must say how much I have been blessed by a marriage that is relatively easy — For Tom and me, it was a joining of two people’s lives that made complete and total sense.  Growing…

Just thinking … about agape.

I’ve thought a lot recently about the last decade. How quickly it evaporated.  If you mark your life by major transitions a big one was in 2001 when I quit full-time work at InterVarsity.  In the years since I have grown up — as in separated from my parents emotionally and allowed myself to grow…

He Flew Away :: A fairytale.

This is an old, old story. There once was a girl who fell in love, in a moment; in a flash of conversation over the phone. She fell down, down, down into his deep, deep voice. He was full of funny anecdotes. He was charming and open and he kept calling that girl.  She fell…

When my heart hurts, I wait. (a poem)

I could be doing many things right now, my mother taught me that.  I should always comes to mind first. I could, gives breathing room. She had a lifetime of shoulds. She lived for every one. And lost herself.  And so, she sits now with her regrets.  I could be cleaning, calling a friend, or washing up.  I could be playing the piano, or…

my God is not random (a poem)

My God is not random.  He loves me.  He loves you. He created Adam and Eve. He put them in a perfect place.  He had communion with them. He gave them e v e r y t h i n g. My God is not random. He longs for that with you and me. I…