It’s a Wonderful Tree

Five years ago I wrote a blog post titled The Year of the Wrecked Christmas Tree. It was the first public announcement of the end of my 27-year marriage. I just re-read that post, and am astounded at the hope that was portrayed there… I don’t remember writing that part, I just remember the wreck. … Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Tree

The Darkness of December

For those of you who feel the darkness of December, I offer the thoughts from my journal last week. Every morning I read a Psalm, usually aloud, as a prayer. This morning I came to Psalm 140: Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; preserve me from violent men, who plan evil things in their … Continue reading The Darkness of December


Chill rain seeps through dead leaves into dark earth. I long for warm sun, for green growth, for life. Deep roots and dormant seeds rest in the cold dark, soaking up moisture, feeding on soil. Sleeping in the dark they wait patiently for God’s timing. I must wait with them, rest in His Hand in … Continue reading Seasons

Winter Pain

Cold chill rain My body longs for summer sun Deep heartache Seeds fallen buried in winter Fear for the future Covered in dead leaves and snow Alone Held in waiting All by His Hand And in His Hands His Good Hands Protected Waiting   ©Rebecca A Givens, 1/19/19

Psalm 23

The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want. There is a relationship… I belong to Him He will provide for His own sheep He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside still waters, He restores my soul. He gives Restoration and Rest He leads me in paths of righteousness, For … Continue reading Psalm 23